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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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The Camp Season in Quotes

The attitudes and reactions of our campers in the face of planned adversity and intentional suffering are perhaps best captured by Jesus, who upon hiking up the hundreds of stairs to the top of the canyon with a full pack … Continue reading

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Forest Bathing in a Pickle

“Combating the sense of defeat and discouragement that runs rampant in all of the youth we work with is one of our highest priorities, and it was great to see progress taking place.” 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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Excitement Multiplied

In recent months, Fundación Aventura has been presented with a series of opportunities to expand our influence and ability to help raise up youth, not just in Bolivia, but beyond.  Thanks to seemingly random conversations, we are developing a strategic … 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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