The Autumn of My Immersionship: Slowing Down

My work with FTF can be crazy interesting. Abraham tells about witches and how there used to be many in Momostenango ten years ago. However, do to the rise of religions, the witches are seen less and less. He mentions a man who gave up his radio as payment to a witch. He wanted women in return for his radio.

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Tom Hornyak
Who Are You? Africa Answers.

This cultural investigation naturally led me to reflect: “If these people act like this because of that and say X because of Y then what is it that makes me act and speak the way I do?” I began to reflect upon the history and ideologies that have shaped America, and therefore shaped Americans. 

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Dan Padrnos
Our Kind of Field Trip

There was no keipi, no celebration, and no announcements. I’m convinced I have joined a secret brotherhood of monks who work underground and unnoticed. John handed me a money belt and with a confident smile of a shady 70s car salesman, and wished me good luck.

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Tom Hornyak
Go to Cuba with First Things Foundation

Go on a trip of a lifetime. A journey! This journey takes you into our world. It shows you beautiful places and beautiful people and asks a great deal of your soul. But you will love it! Support what you love. Love the act of supporting. Come with us to Cuba. We leave December 27th. We get back January 4th. Come with us to Guatemala. We leave February 16th. Come with us to The Georgian Republic. We leave April 29th….

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john heers
Diamonds in the Backyard

A young ambitious boy from Pendembu really wanted to help his poor family, so he traveled to faraway Kono at the age of 14 to mine for diamonds. For 88 years he mined and never found a single one, and then he died. His family heard of his death and gathered together all the money they had, begging their neighbors and communities to help pay for the funeral. They scrapped together the amount they needed and rejoiced. Then…

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