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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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Missions Trip Day 6: In Piedra Gorda

This morning, I found out that both the oatmeal and the corn mash have had evaporated milk in them. I hoped that in the future, knowing what to avoid, I could enjoy the remaining days without any stomach cramps! My

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Missions Trip Day 5: In Esperanza

When my feet, particularly my right foot, cautiously hit the floor first thing in the morning, a familiar shooting pain confirmed my suspicion that the missions team would be one member short today, at least for the expedition through the

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Missions Trip Day 4: In Boruco

This morning, I discovered a Mediterranean gecko on the Duncan’s shower stall. I greeted him, told him how much we liked lizards, and entertained him with stories of our pet leopard geckos. I advised him that the Duncans probably didn’t

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Missions Trip Day 3: Packing and Planning

Monday morning began much like the previous morning, except that the scrambled eggs included chunks of tayota, a locally-grown vegetable that I’d never heard of before. While we were sitting around the table waiting for breakfast to be ready, I

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Missions Trip Day 2: Visiting the Three Churches

In the Dominican Republic, domestic animals often roam freely, which was the case in the Duncans’ neighborhood. While we were there, horses, cows, goats, and chickens – including roosters – made their way past the house at various times. The

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Missions Trip Day 1: Welcome to the Dominican Republic!

I gave up trying to sleep anymore at 4:20 AM. We loaded our outdated, somewhat-dilapidated, and nearly-overloaded luggage into the car and drove to Highlands Baptist Church, where we gathered in the parking lot with the rest of the missions

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Missions Trip: The Preliminaries

I guess you could say that it all started about 3 years ago, when we met Jared and Celia Duncan through some mutual friends. We were just really enjoying getting to know them when they were called to the mission

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Perverted Modesty

It sounds like a contradiction, doesn’t it? Consider for a moment, however, that one of the definitions of “perverted” is “having been corrupted or distorted from its original course, meaning, or state.” As I read different opinions on modesty, I

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Lessons on Love

God taught me some things about love recently. To put them in context, I’m going to explain not only what I previously thought about love, but also what I previously thought about what it is that God values. As I

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