Monthly Archives: July 2011

Just doing some light destruction

We spent the last two days working at a women’s shelter on the out-skirts of Nitra. One of the jobs we accomplished was the destruction of a shed on the property that was first and foremost a safety hazard. I … Continue reading

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Beer, Q-Tips, and a Space Heater

Ok, so what does beer, q-tips, and a space heater have in common? They are all what I was given when I asked for something else in Slovakia. I held up two fingers to the hotel receptionist, and he went … Continue reading

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Nobody Likes To Vacuum

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The Challenge of Mission Trips and Blizzards

My youth directors Dan and Kari and I have had a lot of conversations recently about what happens when people face challenges together. Remember the blizzard a few months ago. Funniest thing happened. I saw and talked to more of … Continue reading

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I Spy With My Little Eye

Remember the game “I spy?” One person starts by choosing an object (a cow, for example) and says “I spy with my little eye, something beginning with C” or simply “I spy something beginning with C.” The other players look … Continue reading

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Children, Crayons, and Confidence

Setting a child up for success on the first day of school comes down to one thing in my humble opinion. Give them one less thing to worry about by sending to school with the supplies they need. Our Saviour’s … Continue reading

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S’more, Nerf Footballs, and Hot Dog Relish

So what do S’mores, Nerf footballs, and hot dog relish have in common? They are just a few of the many icons Our Saviour’s Mission Teams will use to share the American culture with our mission partners in Slovakia. At … Continue reading

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