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Missions Trip Day 16: This World Is Not My Home

…managed to sleep, that is, until about 1 AM, when I heard Jessica say, “Uhhh, I think I’m about to throw up.” “Then go throw up.” I followed her into the bathroom, running the “sick child” routine on autopilot while

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Missions Trip Day 15: The Beginning of the End

What a day! It began with pancakes slathered with local honey, served with a side of scrambled eggs; it ended with pandemonium slathered with exhaustion, served with a side of scrambled nerves. (Wait a minute, I’m jumping ahead of myself…)

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Missions Trip Day 14: Party Planning

The Duncans responded very graciously when we confessed that we had kinda-sorta-actually-and-we’re-so-sorry-please-forgive-us-it-was-totally-an-accident-but-you-have-one-less-fan-now-and-it’s-all-our-fault. Jared came in to inspect the damages. He thought that he might be able to find a replacement blade, but we insisted that he take enough money to

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Missions Trip Day 13: Changed Plans

Before breakfast, I walked into the living room and found Jared, Arianna, Ben, and Jessica each absorbed in their own electronic gadget. When Celia entered the room a moment later, I drew her attention to the sad state of affairs

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Missions Trip Day 12: Return to Esperanza

After an early breakfast of French toast and cereal, we finished cleaning, packing, and loading up the car for the return trip to the Duncans’ home in Esperanza. The winding ride back through the mountains differed greatly from our previous

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Missions Trip Day 11: Another Day of Rest

In the morning, we feasted on pancakes, scrambled eggs, bananas, fresh air, and sunshine. I decided that the mild headache that I had awakened with probably signified allergies more than altitude sickness and determined not to worry about it. The

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Missions Trip Day 10: A Day of Rest

While dreaming of people and places in Ocala, I suddenly awoke and was startled to find myself in a cabin on the side of a mountain in the “Dominican Alps.” My initial disorientation and anxiety gradually abated as I spent

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Missions Trip Day 9: Journey to the Mountains

The first thing that I observed upon awakening was that I had. So far, so good! I scrutinized the side of my hand in the dim morning light and noted that the bites from last night were neither swollen nor

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Missions Trip Day 8: Transition

Our last time together as a whole group! After the usual breakfast, Ben had us each share something that we had learned on the trip. I admitted that for me, the experience had been practice in depending on God rather

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Missions Trip Day 7: Serious Monkey Business

Fried cheese along with breakfast? Yum! Thus began an entire day of fun events. Early in the morning, the missions team, the Duncans, and two Dominicans piled into a small, white bus and began the roughly 2-hour trip to Monkey

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