Summer 2013

June 16, 2013

Off to Service

On Friday the students left for their service assignments.  Since then we’ve received word that they are all with their service host family now.  Their placements are…

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June 14, 2013

The Bliss of Ignorance

In their journals last week several students wrote about the impact of the visits in Esteli and El Lagartillo.  Below is an entry from Bobby’s journal. The…

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June 13, 2013


From shortly before our field trip to Matagalpa and in the following days we have a number of smaller events to share. At our twice weekly Coyunturas…

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June 11, 2013

A day in the campo starts with a cup of coffee and a piece of bread as early as the eastern sky begins to get light, which…

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June 10, 2013

Saturday was an emotionally intense day that saw tears as well as incredible inspiration. Our textbook on Nicaragua begins the history section with this quote: The history…

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June 8, 2013

Last Friday we left on a 3-day field trip to mountainous north-central Nicaragua to learn about coffee, land, and other agricultural issues, as well as to hear…

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June 4, 2013

Convenient Christianity

Below is another student’s journal entry, this one from Elise. My family’s Christian faith has been evident to me since day one.  They are very active members…

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May 31, 2013

Below is a recent journal entry from Aaron reflecting, as did Caleb, on topics from our field trip to the Atlantic coast.  Tomorrow our group leaves for…

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May 29, 2013

What is my culture?

  During SST students are required to keep a journal and submit three entries each week.  This is a recent journal entry from Caleb, pictured in the…

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May 27, 2013

Friday was such a long day that we set a record for starting early.  Everyone arrived at Quinta Goshen (our unit house) before 6 a.m. to leave…

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