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Diane Koop
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Last days ....
Right to left: Omar & Sandra, us and Alejandra and Rick So very many lasts...so many good byes.  While they have felt heart wrenching, we leave feeling so loved. The photo on the left is of great friends, whom we love dearly, and will miss. We originally me...
Last days ....
Last days ....
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ADIOS
 This weekend began our group farewells...and groups they were.  The gym ladies threw me a farewell breakfast and 30 showed up! I was overwhelmed by the love of these people who I  see daily.  A speech was given by one of the ladies on behalf of the group. ...
ADIOS
ADIOS
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United we stand...
On Sunday we got together with a cell group for a farewell luncheon.  We were enjoying a wonderful afternoon together when a phone call came through, to one of the guests, asking for help - their house was at risk due to a forest fire! Our group broke up qu...
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Nearing the End
As I sit here, outside on the patio, having breakfast and writing this blog...I ponder how this is soon to end.  This sitting outside and enjoying the wonderful weather, eating outside without bugs! Alas, all good things seem to come to an end. We turned in...
Nearing the End
Nearing the End
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Study Groups!
Our Thursday Morning Group: Sitting in front is Sandra with her newborn son, David.  Next to her is Lili and her son Leo. In the back row are Ernie and myself.  I am hold Zaira's son.  Beside me is Lii, then Zaira and Mayra As you can well imagine, Thursday...
Study Groups!
Study Groups!
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Legacy
In today's Bible reading I was reminded of this photo.  In 2 Timothy 1:5 Paul tells Timothy about the sincere faith "which first lived in your grandmother Lois, and in your mother Eunice." Pictured with Ernie is part of the verse in real life.  Seated is He...
Legacy
Legacy
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Sometimes Actions Speak Louder than Words
I have gone to mass quite often since living in Guadalajara.  My reasons for attending have varied.  I have gone because someone has lost a loved one, I have attended infant baptisms, First Communions, and even mass prior to a birthday. I love how Catholics...
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Cultural Differences
I am constantly amazed when living abroad.  I have lived in Latin America on and off for years.  I have live in Mexico for many of them.  But yet I often experience, or maybe rather notice, something new. This weekend I went to a baby shower for my friend's...
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Coming Soon
Greetings my friends,  We have enjoyed having some friends from Steinbach over for a few days - they had been spending some time down at the ocean (La Peñita) and decided to come to GDL to visit!  We are going to take them for breakfast this morning and the...
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Coming Soon
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A Loooong Weekend - Road Trip
Our plans for this past weekend were simple, drive to Queretaro to visit life time friends. Immigration Mexico had other ideas. When we arrived 4 years ago, we took out temporary residency, as is required.  After four years, they require you to apply for pe...
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