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Reflections and thoughts held with Holy uncertainty

Cynicism and dirty hands

I'm currently on the cusp of a great new adventure, and as with most times of transitions in our lives, I think it's a great time to reflect on some things and set some goals for the future. One thing that I've been thinking of specifically is how furthering my...

Fancy cars, art and justice

Yesterday Rachel and I took the kids up to the Calgary Auto Show. We did it last year and it was a blast - the kids enjoyed checking out the back seats of pretty much every vehicle that was unlocked, we got a few random bags and other swag and entered to win a few...

Dominican Day 6 – Our last day

Thursday was our last full day in the DR, and it was a great one. We had the privilege of spending most of the day with three LDP students (Leadership Development Program - if you have been reading along you're clued in that Compassion likes the acronyms). This...

Dominican Day 5 – Fun with Richard

Today we got to spend the day hanging out and just having fun with Richard. Everyone on our trip had a fun day with their sponsor kid, and it was so much fun to hang out with them and play around as well as chat with them and get to know them better. Compassion does a...

Dominican Day 4 – an amazing project and a significant story

Today was another incredible day in the DR seeing the work of compassion firsthand. We visited project DR710 and were all blown away by staff, kids, church and work happening here. I'll share a brief overview and then leave you with a story that I think might stick...

Dominican Day 3 – head office and CSP

Today was another great day. I'll try to keep it a bit shorter as morning will again come early! We started by heading into downtown Santa Domingo to Compassion Dominican's head office. I say downtown with very little sense of if that's true or not - it felt more...

Dominican Day 2 – Meeting Richard and going to Church

Today was a very different day than yesterday, but a very good day. We started with a morning off - a rare thing for us as we’re usually at church for most of the day. After lunch we gathered everything that people had brought as gifts for the projects, piled it all...

Dominican Day 1 – Playing games and Ricky’s home

Today was our first full day on the ground in the Dominican Republic with Compassion Canada with our team of 13 artists, spouses and Compassion staff. First observation - it's much warmer here than it was when we left Canada (they don't have snow!). We started the day...

Why I don’t blog more

I love blogs. They've become one of my favourite ways of keeping up on what's going on in the world and exploring various opinions on all kinds of things. I don't follow any specifically, but probably read a few a day, and usually really enjoy them. You'd think then...

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