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Every time I travel, it is a huge learning experience for me. I feel like a student, aptly listening to the world and what it has to teach me. No matter what I learn about, it brings a change and makes me grow. I went to Guatemala last summer, excited to see what lessons were […]

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Rock of Ages

The day my newfound Kenyan friend saved my life is a day I will never forget. He probably didn’t think much of it, but I will always be grateful to him for rescuing me from my own foolishness. In May 2011 I traveled on my first expedition with GOA. We were visiting Western Kenya where […]

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If in our daily life we can smile, if we can be peaceful and happy, not only we, but everyone will profit from it. This is the most basic kind of peace work. – Buddha Q: What was your favorite part about Kenya? A: Though I’d like to say it was holding the hands of […]

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How Cambodia House Building Expedition Works

Global Outreach Foundation received an update from one of our partners, Tabitha. Please see below for a report on how our Cambodia House Building service learning expedition works and the end result that you could help with: building a home for a fa mily. I received a report today – it’s from one of my […]

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Cultural Differences

Very interesting video (click on the link below): Cultural Differences Thanks for posting this on Facebook, Jason. Good find. As you said, “hilarious and profound.” I would like to add in there that it’s actually a bit sad–why can’t we be more friendly and uplifting to all? It’s sad that oftentimes when we see someone […]

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The Impact of a Student

My name is Tessa Farnsworth and I am a student. I began my adventure as an undergrad at BYU about three years ago. When I started out, I had no idea what I wanted to do, how to get involved in anything, and I was overwhelmed with figuring out the pos sibilities. After finally deciding […]

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People as a Foundation

Steve Wrigley was recently interviewed, and we decided to publish the questions and answers that he gave here on the blog. Enjoy! What’s something concrete and tangib le you’ve learned in the last three months? People are amazing! Without people, you have nothing. With whatever we’re doing in life, we can create the big plans, […]

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The Qualities of a "Pencil"

A boy was watching his grandmother write a letter. At one point he asked: ‘Are you writing a story about what we’ve done? Is it a story about me?’ His grandmother stopped writing her letter and said to her grandson: I am writing about you, actually, but more important than the words is the pencil […]

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A friend of mine who was working in the Dominican Republic with Habitat for Humanity had befriended a small boy named Etin. He noticed that when Etin wore a shirt at all it was always the same dirty, tattered one. A box of used clothes had been left at the camp, and my friend found […]

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