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March 7th 2006
Published: June 12th 2006
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Playing soccer, catch, and frisbeePlaying soccer, catch, and frisbeePlaying soccer, catch, and frisbee

With some guys from the mission house and children--Carorita, Venezuela
About Midnight

Another full day. Yesterday, we did some construction, Vacation Bible School, etc. The kids here are wonderful. So sweet and helpful. The youth are cool, too. We had a Sunday service and a cultural exchange. I beat-boxed, and it was awesome. So much fun. Also, seeing their dances, songs, etc.

Today we worked in the fields with Arsenio, breaking up the ground for planting lettuce. Each day, we split into groups for work. We brought a nurse and a doctor to work in the medical clinic in the mission house. Some people help there, others work on various construction projects, others help with VBS and other activities with the youth/kids. Some go to the fields to see what Venezuelan farming is like. They farm right on the slopes of the mountains, and sometimes it seems one might tumble right down to the bottom if you slip in the mud. But it was good seeing how hard that work was.

It’s been rainier here than we expected, but we’ve made the best of it. Things are going well so far. Tomorrow, we’re going to a town called La Puerta.

For some odd reason, I’m having trouble
Hangin' with the kidsHangin' with the kidsHangin' with the kids

Playing soccer with the kids of Carorita was probably my favorite pastime while there!
finding my words this week. In this journal, at least. We’ll see if I get a hold of them later. For now, buenas noches.

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Daniel tries to teach us how to play marbles. We fail miserably.
Playing catchPlaying catch
Playing catch

While soccer (or football) is the sport of the world, baseball is really the sport of Venezuela. You learn something new every day when you're in a new country!
More neighborsMore neighbors
More neighbors

Carorita, Venezuela
Scenic shotScenic shot
Scenic shot

Carorita, Venezuela
And more neighborsAnd more neighbors
And more neighbors

Carorita, Venezuela
Behind our playing fieldBehind our playing field
Behind our playing field

Carorita, Venezuela
Teaching us how to danceTeaching us how to dance
Teaching us how to dance

I'm all about cultural exchange!

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