Missionary Blogs

  • All good things must come to an end…or should they?
    August 2, 2018 8:20 am Buenos días San José, This post is for you. Exactly 3 days until I leave you. Until I leave all the wonderful things you have offered me. My time here ... read more
    By: Aspen Gomez – Costa RicaPosted: 2018-08-02
    3 weeks ago
  • Crossroads:
    Month seven here in Costa Rica and its safe to say that this country and all of the beautiful people in it, are shaping the person I am today. I think back to my 21st ... read more
    By: Aspen Gomez – Costa RicaPosted: 2018-04-04
    5 months ago
  • One Muppet-montage later…
    Episode One: The Installation of Prime Bishop Joel Pachao National Cathedral and Collegiate Church of St. Mary and St. John Quezon City, Metro Manila October 2017 Siyahamb’ ekukhanyen’ kwenkhos’ This is personally the most ... read more
    By: Ben Hansknecht – PhilippinesPosted: 2018-03-13
    5 months ago
  • Missionary
    Happy New Year! Merry Christmas! Happy Thanksgiving! Whew, it feels good to clear out the holiday backlog! I’m sorry for the big time jump since my last post. As of last week, I have been ... read more
    By: Ben Hansknecht – PhilippinesPosted: 2018-01-25
    7 months ago
  • Reflection on the Day of Reflection, altered by the U.S. President’s insulting words
        The Day of Reflection in Haiti is a day to remember those who died in the earthquake, the 12th of January, 2010.  At least 300,000 Haitians died instantly. It’s a national holiday. At ... read more
    By: Donnel and Janet O’Flynn – HaitiPosted: 2018-01-13
    7 months ago
  • GIFTS! All KINDS of gifts!
    I have some good news to share!  Due to the great generosity of FSRL supporters, the students will be supported and the bills paid all the way to the end of 2017.  Hallelujah! Now I ... read more
    By: Donnel and Janet O’Flynn – HaitiPosted: 2017-12-15
    8 months ago
  • It’s Beginning to Look A Lot Like…
    The holiday season is in full swing here in Liverpool and it can bring on some feelings of homesickness.  I thankfully live with a fellow YASCer who is doing a second year here.  Her name ... read more
    By: Emma Schauf – Liverpool, EnglandPosted: 2017-12-12
    8 months ago
  • What am I leaving in Tanzania and what am I taking?
    Grace and I at the teacher meeting and training.We are taking many good memories and connections to people who will remain in our lives via email. We feel appreciation for the hospitality of Grace and ... read more
    By: Jim and Mary Higbee – TanzaniaPosted: 2017-12-05
    9 months ago
  • Two Special Occasions
    I will miss these children–bright, energetic, and full of hope and joy.Special occasions in rural Tanzania are–well, extra special and done with hospitality and joy.  This week we were given a  going-away dinner and Class ... read more
    By: Jim and Mary Higbee – TanzaniaPosted: 2017-12-02
    9 months ago
  • Reflections on my First Week
    Today is my second Sunday in Kilimatinde, and as I sat in church this morning, I was blown away with the way the people here worship.  As I sat, taking in the incredible praise songs ... read more
    By: Sarah Anderson – TanzaniaPosted: 2017-10-22
    10 months ago
  • Seasons of Love
    Five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes. Five hundred twenty five thousand moments so dear. five hundred twenty five thousand six hundred minutes. How do you measure, Measure a year? In daylights? In sunsets? ... read more
    By: Eleanor Duncan Campbell – Costa RicaPosted: 2017-10-21
    10 months ago
  • A Safe Place to do Risky Things
    The first day I walked into St. James’ House, I went into the reception office and saw these words on a poster of the cathedral on the wall.  St. James’ House is the building on ... read more
    By: Emma Schauf – Liverpool, EnglandPosted: 2017-09-29
    11 months ago
  • Even more pictures
    Above are some pictures from my stay in Manila: Jose Rizal is the national hero of the Philippines. He was a nationalist at the end of the Spanish colonial period. He advocated ... read more
    By: Caroline Sprinkle – PhilippinesPosted: 2017-09-25
    11 months ago
  • I’m here! It’s happening!
    Hello everyone! I am safe and sound in Santiago, Isabela, Philippines. Stay with me on my first blog post…. Here’s a recap of the last 2-ish weeks: A 12 hour flight, an 8 hour flight, ... read more
    By: Caroline Sprinkle – PhilippinesPosted: 2017-09-18
    11 months ago
  • The beginning of it all…
    Hello everyone! Well if there’s anyone reading this, hello to you. This blog will serve as sort of a journal while I’m serving, where I hope to be diligent in  blogging my day-to-day activities. Knowing ... read more
    By: Eleanor Duncan Campbell – Costa RicaPosted: 2017-09-05
    12 months ago

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