Category Archives: VOICA

Goodbye, Timor

David:   I hate saying goodbyes, especially those that have a finality about them. John Paul told Sr. Guilhermina that he didn’t want to come to the airport because it was too hard to say goodbye.  I understand. Our final … Continue reading

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Moving On

It seems time to make public to our readers what many know privately. After much prayer and many discussions, some with heat and some with light, David and I have decided that we will not be returning to Timor-Leste for … Continue reading

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Bali High, part two

We’ve returned from our junket to Bali. And we need to finish the story. Sister Edna and Nina picked us up Thursday morning. Admittedly, we were skeptical about this arrangement. Our flight back to Dili was 10:30 am  Friday, so why … Continue reading

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Gongs, grilled fish and getting away to Bali

We were required to leave the country for four days to get our long-term visa. With the collapse of a bridge on the coastal road to Indonesia, our plan was changed from driving to West Timor to flying to Bali.  … 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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Lamentations and Jubilations

The subject line overstates the case, but only a little because our adjustment to the purportedly poorest country in Asia has been a struggle. To give you a glimpse, here is a less than exhaustive list of observations. Carry-on luggage … Continue reading

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