With Jesus in the Vessel

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Post Date: July, 2012
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July 26, 2012Hello once again from Etago!As Christiana described in her last blog, singing is essential and especially wonderful here. Recently one of the teachers taught everyone a new song – “With Jesus in the Vessel.” The simple, yet meaningful lyrics, “With Jesus in the vessel we can smile out the storm as we go sailing home” is a Read More

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Post Date: July, 2012
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On July 8th Mission Helpers from several CLC congregations will board an east-bound airplane from Chicago. They will fly through Istanbul, Turkey on their way to Nairobi, Kenya. Once in Nairobi they will divide into three teams with two teams working in Kenya and one team will head to Tanzania. They will spend the next three and half weeks Read More

Safely Back in the U.S.

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Post Date: August, 2011
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Just a quick post to let everyone know that we all arrived safely in Chicago where vehicles and family were waiting to welcome everyone home. Thank You...to Pastor Pfeiffer and members of Ascension in Batavia, IL for their assistance in shuttling cars to and from the airport.My flight to St. Louis was the final flight for a pilot who was retiring Read More

Becky Sippert – Final Thoughts

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Post Date: August, 2011
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It is our 2nd day back from Nepal, and I must say that no one ever told me the hardest part of the trip would happen in the U.S.-- coming home.Yesterday, I spent about 3 hours in the afternoon feeling really sick and jet lag-ey and passed out on the couch. All I really wanted the whole day was to just be back in Nepal. Thankfully, telling family Read More

Natalie Schreyer – Home Sweet Home…Heaven!

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Post Date: August, 2011
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Well here I am, sitting in this comfy La-Z-Boy chair, holding my laptop, in an air-conditioned house, eating my first Oreo in a month, and sipping an ice-cold glass of tap water – (yes, safe TAP water! woohoo!) – and I can’t help but notice how much more I am…noticing things!  Little things that I took for granted before my trip to Read More

Ryan Augustin – Final Blog 7/30/2011

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Post Date: August, 2011
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Today I am experiencing a very bittersweet feeling. As great as it is to be home again, it also saddens me to wake up from a very amazing dream that I actually lived through. My trip to Nepal provided me with great perseverance, strength (spiritual and physical), and encouragement—each succeeding day amazed me with ever increasing inspiration. Read More

From Carl Reim

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Post Date: August, 2011
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After being up for roughly 24 hours, it felt absolutely amazing to crawl into my own bed after getting home at 1am Friday morning. And later that day I was treated to some good old home cooking. I was very glad to get back to a few things like: air conditioning, hot showers, beds that I fit in, beds that are soft, drinking tap water, and nice Read More

Naomi Bernthal- "This is a Last but it is not an End."

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Post Date: August, 2011
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On one of the last nights in Kathmandu, two other girls and I were talking about how much we will miss it in Nepal. One of our new very good friends said something along the lines of the title of this blog. He meant that this will be the last time we see each other now, but we will eventually see each other. This really made me Read More

From Emily Hulke

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Post Date: July, 2011
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The three weeks we were in Nepal went by too fast. I’m glad to be back in America and really excited to tell my family and friends all about Nepal. But at the same time, I miss all the people we met and worked with in Nepal. I will miss all the children we taught. The children were always so excited to learn, and I wish I could Read More

Carl Reim, cant believe its almost over…. :(

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Post Date: July, 2011
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Tonight is our last night in Nepal. In some ways it seems like I\'ve been in this country and with all these people for a very long time. However, at the same time it seems like everything went way too fast. I don\'t feel like I should already have to go back to the \"real world\" of work and school. My time here has been filled with numerous good Read More