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Tagged With: Reflections

Happy Anniversary Casa Hogar!

Written by Tara Euler, Santiago Partnership Board Member

I was so fortunate to be able to attend the Casa Hogar one year anniversary this past week.  It is almost hard to believe that from the opening last June, this beautiful

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The Loss of a Dear Friend

Kim and I lost a dear friend yesterday, Pastor Paul Thompson.  Paul was a member of the Board of the Santiago Partnership but more than that he was the pastor of our Home Church, Northwest Covenant Church in Mt. Prospect,

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Press On

1 Thessalonians 5:18 New International Version (NIV)

18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.

As some of you may have seen on social media, Joel and I took a weekend spiritual

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Report on Women’s Caravan

Our team for the week was made up of a diversity of women.  All of the missionary women from the U.S., a missionary from Sweden, women from the national women’s organization for the Ecuadoran Covenant church, and three women from

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Reflection from Kim on the Women’s Caravan

Yesterday marked the completion of the first Women’s Holistic Medical Caravan in wonderful collaboration of the Women’s Ministry of the Covenant Church of Ecuador, the Santiago Partnership, Covenant missionaries from the States and Sweden, and volunteers from Ecuador, the United

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I (Kim) am keenly reminded quite often how our pasts can come back around.  That is definitely a loaded comment.  Of course, the negative parts of our pasts can. We can think of them and be angry or upset or

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Ecuador Elections


Shortly after seeing the U.S. elect a new president and then in January our denomination here, IPEE or the Covenant Church of Ecuador, now we are seeing a new president elected for the country of Ecuador.  On February 19th, we

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What I would tell my 23 year old self…

I remember right before Joel and I got married, I was 23 and thought, of course, that I knew it all.  During bridal showers and other events leading up to our wedding, there were some people that were pretty negative

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Goodbye Jonathan!

We want to celebrate the life of our friend Jonathan Swanson of Duluth, MN who recently passed away and whose memorial contributions have been donated to the Santiago Partnership.  Joel was able to attend Jonathan’s funeral in Duluth while we

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The Truth Hurts


For the past few weeks as I have watched news, read Facebook posts, read articles, my heart just hurts.  I haven’t purposefully been silent on these issues of race and my response to it, I just had so many thoughts

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