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Eggs to Beaches

April 29, 2011

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  Written by Blakely 4/25/2011 In the United States, Easter has become a commercialized holiday just like any other holiday we celebrate. Don’t get me wrong, I love Easter candy just as much as the next person, but is that the real message of Easter: pink plastic eggs, bunny shaped chocolate candy, and the big, […]

A Taste of Home

April 18, 2011

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 Written by Curtis 4/18/11 This past Saturday morning we got up with the chickens and made our way to the church. It wasn’t long before I was greeted with the mouth watering smell of chicken barbequing over the fire. For me it was a taste of home. It reminded me of the high school days […]

Simple Joy

April 13, 2011

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Week 2: Simple Joy by: Heather Vaccaro written on 4/11/11  Who knew a simple gift would spread so much joy. As the lack of communitcation is often discouraging when trying to build relationships, showing love has been the way I connect with the kids of Los Laureles. Many of the children here lack fine motor […]

Three Kernels

April 8, 2011

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    First Week in Los Laureles by Carrie 4/4/2011 “Do you want some corn?” a messy little face asked me as, in his dirt covered hands, he held out 3 kernels that he had just poured out of a can he had opened with a kitchen knife. “Ah, gracias, what’s your name?” Juan Carlos […]