Archive for July 2017

Trip 2: Guatemala Day 4

Blog 1: Today was so much fun! This morning we went to install stoves at a home near Antigua. The woman was very greatful and apprecitave of our work. The operation went smoothly until we had to drill the hole in the rof and didn’t have the right tool so we wernt able to finish the…

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Trip 2: Guatemala Day 3

Blog 1: Today I installed an ECO-Stove into a family’s home, played with the children at Escuela Integrada, made hats with the ninth graders for the people at the nursing home, danced at the nursing home, and played soccer with third and fourth graders. My favorite part of the day today was installing the stove…

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Reformation 500 Symphony Concert

Dear St. John’s member, What an amazing opportunity for St. John’s to be able to host a truly magnificent collaboration between the Salisbury Symphony Orchestra and the beginning of the new Salisbury Symphony Chorale along with the St. John’s Chancel Choir and Men’s Chorus to tie in with the 500th Anniversary of the Reformation. This…

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The Reformation: A Most Significant Event

Multiple news outlets list the Reformation as one of the most significant events of the last 1000 years. Here’s how it ranks in Life magazine’s list of top ten events: 10. Invention of the nautical compass in 1117. Without it, the great voyages of discovery would never have happened. 9. Hitler comes to power, 1933.…

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Trip 2: Guatemala Day 2

Blog 1: Today I saw God working in many ways. We visited a nursing home with the seventh graders from Escuela Integrada where we got to dance and play a game with the residents there. It was amazing to see God working through people of all ages. Being able to spend time with the children…

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Trip 2: Guatemala Day 1

Hola! It’s great to be in Antigua, Guatemala again! Our first group got back into Salisbury around 1:30-2:00am on Sunday morning, and our second group was pulling out of Salisbury by 4:00am! While it’s been a whirlwind of travel for me, one of the things that I love about my job is the spending time…

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Trip 1: Guatemala Day 6

Blog 1: The volcanos Agua and Fuegos loomed on either side of the road, impossibly large as we drove to Pacaya. Today we would hike to the summit of Guatemala’s 17th largest volcano. The path was steep, stealing the breath from each of us, turning from stone to dirt to volcanic gravel. Our guide carved…

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Trip 1: Guatemala Day 5

Blog 1: Today I learned about the shopping market in Guatemala. When we were first told that we were going to go to the market in Guatemala, we were all really excited. However, when we were told about all the things that could happen at/in the market, like getting pick-pocketed or getting lost, we got…

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Trip 1: Guatemala Day 4

Blog 1: Today we went to Escuela Integrada in the morning after breakfast to help around the school. We first finished the painting we had been working on for the past few days. After the painting the bell rang and all the kids rushed out. I gave Anita a ride on my shoulders while running…

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Trip 1: Guatemala Day 3

Blog 1: Buenos dias de Antigua, Guatemala! Today was our second day with the chicos at Escuela Integrada. This morning after a delicious breakfast of banana pancakes, we began our work painting various areas around the school. When the bell rang, we knew our work was over and we got to play with all of…

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