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Extending Hope: Part IV

October has arrived and so begins the last full month of my stay in the Coachella Valley. It is hard to believe my time is already winding down and I am also astonished by how quickly I have come to consider this place my home….

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Extending Hope: Part III

While temperatures continue to soar above 100° and the air remains heavy and humid out here in the Coachella Valley, I suppose I have to trust the calendar that fall is almost upon us! I am now entering the second half of my stay in southern…

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Extending Hope: Part II

“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” Mahatma Gandhi We’ll come back to that quote at the end, but I ought to begin with what I’ve been up to since my last post! I have spent the…

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Extending Hope: Part I

In March of 2012 I had the privilege of traveling to the Coachella Valley in California through Stonehill’s H.O.P.E. alternative spring break program. That week changed my life but one moment in particular stands out among the rest. Our group was sitting in on a…

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