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I have quite an eclectic collection of music on my I-pod so I am never quite sure what will play next in the shuffle of songs. It could be anything from Jimmy Buffet to Frank Sinatra to Vacation Bible School... Continue reading
Posted Oct 3, 2012 at Hyde Park Speaks
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by Trish Krider I started running last year. What I like most about it is when I am done. I don’t seem to ever achieve that “runner’s high” that people talk about. I struggle every time to reach my goal... Continue reading
Posted Feb 2, 2012 at Hyde Park Speaks
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by Trish Krider October 21, 2011 As the journalist for the group it has been my job to try to convey to the readers of this blog what we have seen and experienced here. Every year I find this to... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2011 at Hyde Park Speaks
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by Trish Krider October 20, 2011 As I sat on the porch this morning listening to God’s creation around me, I saw shadows indicating the sun’s feeble attempt to make an appearance. At first hopeful that perhaps our last day... Continue reading
Posted Oct 21, 2011 at Hyde Park Speaks
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by Trish Krider Each time we come to El Ayudante we bring supplies to donate to each school that we plan to visit. Simple things such as pencils, crayons and paper are a luxury here. The classrooms are furnished simply... Continue reading
Posted Oct 19, 2011 at Hyde Park Speaks
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by Trish Krider October 18, 2011 There’s lots of chattering in the mornings here, but only by the wildlife around us. You may hear a rooster crow, the birds chirping, the geckos chattering, and you will most definitely hear the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 18, 2011 at Hyde Park Speaks
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by Trish Krider October 17, 2011 What a surprise! The sun was shining brightly this morning as we sat to breakfast. Notice the past tense – “was shining”. We knew it would be only temporary. This seems to be how... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2011 at Hyde Park Speaks
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by Trish Krider October 16, 2011 Most of us slept in until the last minute this morning. Whether it was exhaustion from our long day yesterday, the serenading of the Pentecostals long into the night, or the drumming of the... Continue reading
Posted Oct 16, 2011 at Hyde Park Speaks
by Trish Krider October 15, 2011 It was a small but mighty group of missionaries who met before dawn at the Tampa airport to begin our journey to Nicaragua. This year we are all “veterans” so we boarded the plane... Continue reading
Posted Oct 15, 2011 at Hyde Park Speaks
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by Trish Krider As we began our week here, Bill told us that he will be leaving to return home to Tennessee. For those of us who have known him for years, it is sad to think of coming here... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2010 at Hyde Park Speaks
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by Trish Krider Our medical team has been hard at work this week setting up make-shift clinics in schools in rural areas. We are fortunate to have so many people with us this time with formal medical training including Chris... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2010 at Hyde Park Speaks
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by Trish Krider I have struggled this week to share our story with you. Not that there isn't a lot to tell and I realize that there is no way that, through my words, you can fully experience what we... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2010 at Hyde Park Speaks
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by Trish Krider This morning one of our group was not quite feeling up to par and asked if I would get her a Diet Coke. I went into the kitchen and, with no interpreter present, I asked her in... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2010 at Hyde Park Speaks
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by Trish Krider Today we began our work in the neighboring communities, each choosing our desired area of service. It started as it often does here with making adjustments to what we had thought were well laid plans. As Vicki... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2010 at Hyde Park Speaks
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by Trish Krider It’s not often in Tampa that one is awakened by the crowing of a rooster, but that is the way the day starts here. But the roosters aren’t the only ones awake. As you step out of... Continue reading
Posted Nov 7, 2010 at Hyde Park Speaks
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by Trish Krider The day started early for your adult Nicaragua mission team this morning. Being at the airport by 5 AM, especially on such a chilly morning, was a challenge to which everyone rose like a champ. After checking... Continue reading
Posted Nov 6, 2010 at Hyde Park Speaks
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by Trish Krider Usually the scurrying in the activities center on Monday nights is men playing basketball. Last night the men played on half-court and shared the space with for your adult mission team as we met one last time... Continue reading
Posted Nov 2, 2010 at Hyde Park Speaks
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I had the honor of doing the devotional this morning. In the beautiful setting of the ranchero I shared a devotional about answering God’s call, even if it is not necessarily something we would choose to do. God doesn’t make... Continue reading
Posted Nov 13, 2009 at Hyde Park Speaks
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This morning’s devotional was a lesson to all of us from Bobby and Jen. Through scripture they shared with us the importance of listening to God. Certainly we all listened to his call – that is what brought us here.... Continue reading
Posted Nov 11, 2009 at Hyde Park Speaks
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Marlin started a day with the morning devotional. After reading a poem, “Not To Keep”, by Robert Frost, he shared the story of a soldier, Romelo Comago, who was wounded in Afghanistan, leaving him paralyzed from the neck down. He... Continue reading
Posted Nov 10, 2009 at Hyde Park Speaks
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Day 2 – November 9, 2009 Waking up here can be magical. I am not sure there is a more beautiful place in the world. When we retire at night it is still warm enough that we fall asleep to... Continue reading
Posted Nov 9, 2009 at Hyde Park Speaks
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I would like to share first my personal travel experience. Due to a scheduling conflict, I did not travel with the team from Tampa on Saturday. I left early Sunday morning and made the journey alone. I am a pretty... Continue reading
Posted Nov 8, 2009 at Hyde Park Speaks