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Emily Dahle
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Home
Exactly three weeks from today, I will leave Soweto and head
into Johannesburg to catch a bus for the last time. Some people (read: mom) are thinking this: You are finally
coming home! Other people (read: me) are thinking this: I am returning to
one home an...

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Youth Day
About a year ago, I found out that I would be living in
Soweto. Naturally, as soon as I heard, I did as much research as
possible on the area in preparation for my YAGM year. Nearly everywhere I
looked, I saw mention of the Soweto Uprising. I saw it describ...

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Pictures
I realize that it has been a long time since I have included pictures on my blog posts. To make up for that, I decided to a post that ONLY includes pictures (with captions, of course!). I hope you enjoy a look into my life lately! At the end of March, we ha...

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Fitting In
Picture this: Me, my child-loving and (what I’m assuming to be) friendly
face, approaching one of my neighbors, hoping for at least a smile in response.
(The neighbor in this situation is a baby girl who was born only a couple of
months before I arrived las...

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Sharing
Have you heard of the book called All I Really Need to Know I Learned in Kindergarten ? If
not, it is about those basic lessons children learn at a young age that turn
out to be pretty helpful even as adults. Some of my favorite things from this
book includ...

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Ubuntu
I’m sure a lot of you are familiar with the story of Jesus
washing his disciples’ feet.  Personally,
I think I have heard that story at least 23 times. That is, at least once every
year of my life on Maundy Thursday. This Maundy Thursday, however, was a lit...

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Awesome God
One of the things that I do here is spend some time at the local primary (elementary) school. I work primarily with the grade R (kindergarten) and grade 1 classes. A couple of weeks ago, I decided to bring my guitar along and try singing songs with them. Lu...

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Retreat
Alright, big revelation comin’ at ya. You might want to sit
down. Here it goes: YAGM is hard sometimes. Woah, right? Ok, enough with the attempts to be witty. Seriously, though.
YAGM is tough. Yes, I get to live alongside wonderful people in a beautiful
pla...

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Dust
“Why are you going to Africa? Just to say you lived in
Africa?” That was a question asked of me by one of the gymnasts I
used to coach during college. At the time, I was in the midst of preparing for
college graduation, a summer at camp, and the beginning o...
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