Tag Archives: Andes

Unstoppable

The stone beneath me wobbled and I lurched to grab a neighboring boulder. I looked back to where Zacarias and Julie picked their way through the boulder field, faithfully and foolishly following my lead. I had been sure that the … Continue reading

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Here Come the Ladies

I literally had to fight off the moms to keep their younger daughters from coming on the first real backpacking trip exclusively for young women, it was so popular. “The vans can’t hold any more!” I protested. “But there is … Continue reading

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The Much-Awaited Summer Camp Plans!

This “summer” promises to be our most exciting yet, full of new activities and new participants!  During the months of December and January, we could really use your prayers for safety, fun, and open hearts and minds.  Here’s a rundown … Continue reading

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Trapped in the Andes

Temperatures were dropping fast and the slush and water on the roads was quickly turning to ice.  Heavy trucks and busses were becoming more and more stranded with each passing minute.  Fog swirled around the stranded vehicles, but stars shown … Continue reading

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Surprised by Growth

Our recent adventure trip to Toro Toro with 15 young men from the Bolivia Life Center was marked by multiple examples of boys stepping forward to accept responsibilities and confront fears in ways I had not anticipated.  Throughout our 3 … Continue reading

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Learning to Lead

On the cusp of the Amazon Basin, where the towering Andes mountains fall away dramatically into the jungle, it rains a lot. Almost constantly.  The change in climate and vegetation is instantaneous; within meters, the dreary pines and alpine grasses … Continue reading

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