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Easy like Sunday morning

People take the Sabbath pretty seriously here in Am.Sam. The only acceptable activity on Sunday is going to church. Since orientation has been so intense, most of us opted to stay “home” instead. I’m really enjoying all the not-doing-stuff today. … Continue reading

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I’m on a boat!

You guys. I have some serious jet lag. Every time I sit down or just stand still for a second, I feel like the whole island is rocking back and forth. It feels like I’m on a boat, just swaying … Continue reading

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Talofa, Ta’u!

Hey e’rbody. We received our placements today! Unless something changes, Wes and I will be living on Ta’u. He’ll be teaching high school science and I’ll be teaching elementary everything (not just English–are you surprised?!?). I’m not sure which grade … Continue reading

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Only 27 days left!

Thanks to everyone who came out to the Settlers tournament on Saturday! You guys helped us raise over $400 for our trip! Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! And Congratulations to the winners! 1st Place: Jon Elmer 2nd Place: Ward Bickford 3rd … Continue reading

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Things I learned in Haiti

Last night, after Wings, some friends and I started talking about Haiti. It’s been over a year since I got back, and in all that time I’ve never spoken as candidly about what I saw there as I did last … Continue reading

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It’s the final countdown.

We are leaving for Am Sam in 49 days! On July 10th, we’ll fly from Atlanta to LAX, where we will meet the rest of our team, and from there we’ll fly to Hawaii and then on to American Samoa. … Continue reading

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You may ask yourself “Well, how did I get here?”

In April or May of 2010, I stumbled on a link to the WorldTeach website while doing my weekly “I hate working in an office and not making a difference” search for long-term missionary and/or volunteer positions abroad. I had for many years … Continue reading

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