Tag Archives: backpacking

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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Overcoming the Blockades

Tuesday morning we awoke to news of blockades all over the city, and my heart sank. Was our first camp going to be postponed indefinitely? All the gear lay in the back of the truck, ready to transport to Fundacion Emanuel … 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 Tropics

I think my favorite part about our trip to the jungle was the kids complaining about bug bites, heat and humidity from time to time.  “You SEE why I don’t like the jungle?” I would laugh at them.  “Suck it … 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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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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