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El Jordan’s workshop for boys

For many years we have supported El Jordán, which calls itself “a crossing ground for those who desire to change and find freedom from the daily struggles of life on the streets.” These struggles include drug addiction, delinquency, abandonment, and … Continue reading

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A rocky return and a reconciliation

At last it was time to say goodbye to La Víspera and Samaipata and return to the big city. I woke early and climbed back up to El Trono to try to take more panoramic photos. I’ll have to stitch … Continue reading

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Buses and cake decorating class

Ten years ago I learned to ride Bolivian buses by myself to and from Hebron Seminary where I was staying. Now my four kids are learning the ways of the bus. Things like: kids give up their seats for adults … Continue reading

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Home base

The past two days we’ve basically stayed here at El Jordán. Yesterday was pretty much a rest-up day, and today Yoli was teaching a cross-stitch class in the afternoon. We didn’t bring many (make that “any”) toys for the girls … Continue reading

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Tidbits

Visiting a farm… 250,000 people declaring autonomy from the national government… Yoli getting her hair cut very short… being tempted to buy pirate movies on VCD… Yes, we’ve been seeing and doing it all during our time in Santa Cruz.

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Update from Santa Cruz

Well, just wanted to let everyone know that we are safe and sound in Santa Cruz. We arrived Thursday morning, and it is hot and humid here (it just rained tonight). We are staying at El Jordan, the same place … Continue reading

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MARRIED – At long last!

Greetings from Mr. and Mrs. Josh Renaud! Unfortunately we never really had a chance to connect my computer to the internet to update the website. We were just too busy! However, rest assured that the week went very well and … Continue reading

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Attack of the Mosquitos

I forgot to write about my adventures Saturday and I didn’t write about Tuesday, either, so I’ll share some anecdotes from those days, as well as Wednesday. On Saturday, Yoli took me to see Santa Cruz’s relatively new Botanical Garden. … Continue reading

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Josh tames a PC (for a while, at least)

On Monday I grappled with a PC and came away from the battle victorious. The problem computer belonged to Rusty. Our goal was to get digital photos he had on his home computer onto my computer. The easiest way to … Continue reading

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Tidbits about life here

I forgot to post one of my entries from last week when I visited the Santa Cruz Zoo. If you’d like to read about it, click here. Anyway, I’m no longer “wrestling” with the electric shower. Instead, we’ve settled into … Continue reading

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