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Erin Rae
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Leaving Round Two
As I flew into Guayaquil, now over a month ago, I felt like I was coming home. The plane lowered to where I could identify buildings, stores and streets that I knew better that any I know in New Jersey. I couldn't hold back the huge grin that spread across ...

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Afternoon Tweets
I'm going to try to write about my afternoon as if I were tweeting - So that's little snippets of info in less than 120 characters. I'll start with an actual Tweet: After-school Christmas choir practice @HopeofBastion School led by former student @Alfredo_v...

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Felipe's Prayer
The busier I get, the more things there are to write about... but less time. I wanted to write about Jimmy, a man who was/is scraping by an existence collecting plastic bottles in the street. Felipe, an elder at our church, told me that he had always seen t...

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2 Mangoes, Flutes and Friends
A boy from our school was recently semi-adopted by one of the teachers. She now has legal custody since the boys' parents have passed away and he was being mistreated by the family members he was with. He is one of my music students- a very talented flute p...

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The Good Life
Another late night with friends out in the street by the church. The country of hanging out, always social. Ahhh, I love it. Also the country of D.R.A.M.A. Tonight a friend of a friend burst into my house like a whirlwind saying it was the end of the world ...

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Listening on Thanksgiving
Coming back to Ecuador involves a lot of listening. From listening to family drama and a mom who wonders if her son is in danger, to teenage loves, sensitive middle-schoolers and harsh financial realities, I'm reminded of the what the daily life of a missio...

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Erin in Ecuador - Home of Hugs
As my blog is so titled, I want to write while I'm here. After 4.5 months at home, I am back home. The joys and trials, blessings and confusions of having 2 homes continue on. My flights were easy and uneventful. Funny details reminded me that I was going b...

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An Answer to Prayer
I just found a letter from a Hope of Bastion School Mom written to a friend in my church who sent gifts to his sponsor kid and family a while back. I sat down to translate it (way too late! Sorry friend!!) and I found a gem. I was blessed. This woman wrote ...

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La Madre Gordita
"You're the mom of our group! When you leave it'll be like our mom is leaving us." So now, I am a 50 year old woman's mom. That's me! Mama Erin to a club of school mothers. Why? "Because you always bring all the snacks on our trips, and that's what moms do!...

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Pope Day
What a treat. The pope comes to Guayaquil and we get a free vacation day! Well, not totally free. Everyone else will have to work the last Saturday of the month to make up for it. The city was shut down since early this morning until about 4, with over 1 mi...
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