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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Dan Padrnos Comment
Boy to Man

As for what is happening now: simply the fruits of our labors come to harvest. FTF went from a nebulous idea to concrete reality. My job from the idea of helping people to doing it. Don't believe me? Take a look…

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Andrew Schwark
The Beauty in Suffering

We rarely choose the time and place when beauty strikes us. Often it is not of our own doing and in the moment, we are at a loss for words. The moment speaks to us, but in a foreign language – something transcendental and yet only perceivable by humans.

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Andrew Schwark