I was working on lesson plans for Children’s Church since we are writing our own curriculum for the Season of Lent.  My task was to explain the Season of Lent in a kid friendly way.   It occurred to me, coming out of a denomination that is not highly liturgical (particularly the Congregational branch), that the…

Forgive my straying from the theological path, but this is a very exciting time for me.  It is the beginning of Spring Training Baseball Season!  Right in the midst of the dreary winter there is a ray of hope that spring might come.  It comes in the form of position players showing up to some…

I am a child of the 60’s. By that I mean I was born and grew up in the 1960s and while my parents were not “hippies”, the concept of love as world view certainly influenced my up-bringing. I’m also a huge Beatles fan so when the boys told me that “there’s nothing you can…

What a jam-packed final day!  All the work has been completed, leaving a day for experiences. Shortly after breakfast, we were all bouncing along in the back of a pickup truck on the way to Felix’s finca and home to learn all about coffee production. Throughout the morning, the passion Felix displayed for all the…

Today was a full day for our team! This morning, we headed for the house site and all of us engaged in a variety of tasks. We assembled 14 panels under the guidance of Mario, Pablo and Felix and with assistance from Michelle, a volunteer from Switzerland. While there was some time spent waiting for…

Tuesday, February 7 There was much anticipation this morning as 5 of us rode in the open  back of a pickup truck up the mountain to the  home build site. We had been promised hard work and we were not disappointed! After the now usual customary greetings we set to work moving 100 pound sacks…

Thanks to our new website we have the capability of sharing thoughts and ideas through a “blog.”  While I am excited about the idea and know full well that such use of social media is a necessity these days, I am also a person over 50 years old which means that this mode of communicating…

The day began with visits to two common hope families. One family worked with textiles. The visit started quite ordinary and quickly moved to a troubled spot. The mom had just had to give up her stall in the market due to an obligation she had signed and she had no money to meet it….

Dear BCC Friends, We are all heading for our beds shortly after a day that began very early with a 6 a.m. flight. It was a day of hurry, hurry and then wait and wait in lines. This evening we spent a little time reflecting on our journey and reading of the long journey of…

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