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Monthly Archives: September 2011

September Newsletter Released

SEPTEMBER 2011 NEWSLETTER (CLICK HERE)

Our September 2011 Newsletter is available for download (Just click the link above!). You can see what all has been happening with us since our last official update in June.  Also, please note

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Joel off to Santo Domingo

Joel will be traveling to Santo Domingo this morning, 9/28, through Thursday evening, the 29th.  Please pray for safety in travel and success in his work there.

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When Helping Hurts: Chapter 6

This chapter expands and goes into great detail about the participation level of the community that is being served in the process of determining and implementing a strategy for poverty alleviation.  The authors provide a continuum where they show the

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Update on Ruthie

We wanted to provide a quick update on the health of Earl and Ruthie, Joel’s parents.  Earl is doing very well post-hip replacement surgery.  He is back to doing the things he loves: exercise and playing tennis.  His hip is

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Another Book We Recommend

I (Joel) recently finished a book that I would recommend for you to read, if you haven’t already.  The book is “Too Busy Not To Pray” by Bill Hybels.  This is a very popular book which many have read; I

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Camp Committee & Agua Potable Meetings

I just wanted to let you all know how the meetings went over the weekend.  My meeting on Saturday with the Camp Leadership Committee went pretty well with a lot of decisions that will be helpful for the camp going

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Meetings, Meetings and More Meetings…

Well, we got back safely from our most recent trip to Santo Domingo later on Wednesday.  It was a good and productive trip for Joel and his work at the camp.  Kim and Simeon enjoyed themselves also besides the moment

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Off to Santo Domingo

The family will be traveling to Santo Domingo from Sunday, September 11th until Thursday, September 15th.  We will have limited email access during this time.  If you need to get a hold of us, we will respond as soon as

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Update on Pacto Sumaco

A while back, I wrote about a visit Chris Hoskins and I made to Pacto Sumaco.   Pacto Sumaco is a small Covenant community of farmers whole have been struggling for some time financially.  The community was named “Pacto” Sumaco because

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Agua Potable Update

Thank you so much for your prayers yesterday for the meeting over the Fresh Water project.  Things went well, though maybe not in the way that we had wanted.  Let me explain what happened.

First of all, two members of

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