Monthly Archives: January 2011

Milestone: Day 76

We had been here 76 days. And finally, yes, really, I am not kidding, glory hallelujah, I can’t believe it is finally happening, David and Rory started teaching students at IPDC! And, the best part is, the students are pleasant, polite … Continue reading

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First Day of School

Yesterday was our first day of classes. It went as well as it could have gone, thanks be to God. Keep up your prayers. We were confronted with 65+ English 1 students, most of whom drifted in over the first … Continue reading

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“If something is worth doing, it’s worth doing badly.” (GK Chesterton)

I want you to think about this Chesterton quote for a moment. Seriously. Reflect on your own lives and challenges, and tell me whether it matches your experience.  We are to begin classes on Monday (“Yea! Finally!” – Rory) and … Continue reading

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Sr. Guilhermina’s Christmas Party

This past Sunday marked the end of the liturgical season of Christmas. It may or may not have marked the last time we get to sing Feliz Navidad! Sunday was also Sr. Guilhermina’s Christmas Party and was a fitting conclusion to … Continue reading

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There and Back Again

2010 ended on a hugely positive note for us with our first, desperately needed trip outside Dili. We were invited by Sr. Guilhermina to go with her on her retreat in Los Palos. We were quite the entourage. Besides us … Continue reading

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