Tag Archives: 2006-trip

Photos: Friends and family

We managed to get Yoli’s entire family together for a photo. This is the first time we’ve all been in one place in several years. Count ’em — there’s 20 people!

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Photos: Hogar Nacer

Casa Hogar Nacer is a home in the country that helps boys who live on the streets of Santa Cruz, Bolivia. Yoli has volunteered in the past at this home. I have visited it every time we’ve gone to Bolivia, … Continue reading

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Photos: Jericho

Here are some photos of the new construction at El Jordán. First a few notes: The name refers to the Jordan River in Israel, which the Israelites had to cross before entering the Promised Land. El Jordán is a support … Continue reading

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So a busload of Mennonites walks into a Mexican restaurant and …

You know you’re in Bolivia when you’re walking by a Mexican restaurant in the heart of the city with loud pop-rock blaring and a ton of Mennonites in their traditional garb are getting off a bus to go eat inside. … Continue reading

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More about Yoli’s jail visit

The Palmasola Prison has little of a prison. It’s more of a little town. I guess Josh already talked about our troubles trying to get in to the prison on Thursday. We had been in the line at 2:40 p.m. … Continue reading

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Wrapping up

The last few days we’ve been spending most of our time visiting friends and family and taking care of various errands. We’ve really been packing a lot into our time here, but we haven’t been able to do everything we … Continue reading

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It’s as nice as the botanical garden

On Friday we drove out to Casa Hogar Nacer. It’s a home in the country for boys who have been living on the streets of Santa Cruz. It is simply one of the most amazing places ever, and each time … Continue reading

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Mama and Jadzia go to jail … and Papa gets kicked out

Yoli has been hoping to take me to jail for a long time. It’s not what it sounds like. This penitentiary is like a city surrounded by a giant brick wall. Prisoners literally have their own houses, stores, even restaurants. … Continue reading

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The walls came down … and they’re going up

When I first came to Bolivia, my wife was a volunteer at El Jordan, a center of support for street kids. It’s a place where street kids can learn practical skills to make an honest living and get off the … Continue reading

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Rainy days can be fun, too

The weather here has been nothing short of wonderful, though in the past few days it has begun to warm up a bit. We’ve had rain most days, though today we had some torrents. In fact, as I type this, … Continue reading

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