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Update Letter, April 2013

McAllister Family Update Well, it’s been a busy couple of months. How time flies! We have enjoyed the Christmas update letters from many of you about your families and your year in review. So we thought we would send out … Continue reading

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Update Letter, Jan. 2013

Consider the Risks You may recall the parties we have held for the street children of our community, the “shoeshine boys.” At the first party we met an older boy named Marcos, and since then we have seen him occasionally … Continue reading

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Update Letter, Dec. 2012

Cheap Energy for Orphans Kids Alive is an international ministry that does community development and orphan care, and their presence in the Dominican Republic is headquartered in Jarabacoa. They have a local orphanage with close to 100 kids living in … Continue reading

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Update Letter, Oct. 2012

Caring for Creation In the fall of 2012, seventeen tenth graders and I went on an expedition trip to the beaches of Monte Cristi, Dominican Republic. They were shocked to see the poor state of the reefs (almost non-existant) and … Continue reading

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Update letter, Aug. 2012

A thief at the house The thief began by breaking a window at the Students International (SI) campus next door to our new house. He went inside and took a digital camera and some other electronics before making a break … Continue reading

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Update letter, June 2012

“Mary” (by Abby) This remarkable young lady scared the pants off me this year when I had her for the first time in my geometry and Biology classes. I had heard all sorts of stories about how controlling, angry and … Continue reading

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Update letter, May 2012

Times of Rest Usually we try to highlight the work we are doing down here, but Christ also calls us to times of rest. Whether it is the weekly Sabbath, or a seasonal festival, or year of jubilee, etc. the … Continue reading

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