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Jody Greenlee
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Reflections From A First-Time COTA Volunteer
I first heard of COTA a year ago (January,
2016) from Mike McNevin, and I learned a little bit about his
experiences. While I enjoy helping and serving people, it was difficult
to imagine me going to Guatemala and facing similar circumstances. Over
six ...
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Reflections From A First-Time COTA Volunteer
I first heard of COTA a year ago (January,
2016) from Mike McNevin, and I learned a little bit about his
experiences. While I enjoy helping and serving people, it was difficult
to imagine me going to Guatemala and facing similar circumstances. Over
six ...
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A Mayan Child's Christmas List
Meet Dorcas, Efrain, Silvia, Gladis, Marvin and the ir neighbors . The se children live in the remote norther n part of Guatemala wher e pediatric malnutrition is endemic and soc ial services are nonexistent. Their widowed mothers live a life of marginaliza...
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Dear Friends,  I usually am not as forward in my requests, but we have a special need in 2016 that I am asking for your help with. Several of our Mayan elementary students have graduated from elementary school,
which is a major achievement for them, consid...
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Our Best Trip Ever. Here is Why
  Friends who knew that Finding Freedom volunteers were in Guatemala a few weeks ago are asking how our trip went.  Without forethought , we are all finding ourselves saying, " I t was our best trip ever." The justification for this response is easy. This p...
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The Trip; Through the Eyes of a New Volunteer
Pascuala; holding photos of when she first entered FFF "You allowed me to see some people's stories."
"FFF let me go into the heart of the towns and ride their streets in the backs of
trucks on the terrible roads. We went into houses that had bugs, dirt flo...
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The Dalai Lama Had A Mother
Of course he did.  Biologically, the Dalai Lama, the spiritual leader of the Tibetan people, originated in the womb. Once I embraced the idea that The Dalai Lama was once an embryo, I became fascinated with the thought: Who was the woman that was his mother...
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Adjectives
Children seem to appear from nowhere when we visit. Want to see the faces of the next generation in Central America? Stand in the yard of any villager in the mountains of rural Guatemala, and within minutes there will be dozens of beautiful raven haired chi...
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Mark Twain's Philosphy
Finding Freedom through Friendship board members tend to be the kind of people who like adventure of all kinds. They are emotionally open, physically hardy and  willing to entertain the thought of approaching the unknown.  Our board members have either trav...
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Mark Twain's Philosphy Agrees with Us
Finding Freedom through Friendship board members tend to be the kind of people who like adventure of all kinds. They are emotionally open, physically hardy and  accepting of all of the attributes available to someone who is willing to allow the unknown into...
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