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Blog posts : "Updates 2014"

December 2014 (Merry Christmas!)

December 22, 2014

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

We are only one day away from our first of four Christmases, and we still have a lot to do. Fr. Ole, the pastor of three parishes and our children’s chapel, is hard at work with last minute preparations. The kids voted not to go cam…

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November update

November 20, 2014

Happy Thanksgiving!

Especially during this Thanksgiving season, do we appreciate all the help people give us. We have all kinds of mini projects going on, and we have begun to harvest our big rice crop. Right now, we have folks out at the cattle bar…

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October 2014 Updates

October 30, 2014

 Fall is here!

Autumn has arrived, and our guest house has been packed with foreign volunteers from several countries since September. I just hired a young mother, not yet 30 years old, who has AIDS, to help with the cooking and laundry. One woman …

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September 2014

September 16, 2014

Dear Friends,

                It is late in the year, and each year around this time, Mother Hubbard’s cupboards begin to empty. Also, we were down to 135 kids in May, but our little crowd has increased by leaps and bounds since then! …

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August 2014

August 29, 2014

FROM THE AULD LAD!

I just returned to Thailand on Saturday August 16, and arrived at Sarnelli on the following day. I was in the States for 10 weeks, trolling for shekels. People were very generous, and we had a very successful Ceboride, which is a …

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July 2014

July 15, 2014

I am writing the monthly update during the absence of Fr Mike Shea. I am expecting to have a smooth and quiet month while the classes are resumed but it is impossible for Sarnelli House.

After the reshuffling the children and houses – the boys stay …

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July 2014

July 15, 2014

I am writing the monthly update during the absence of Fr Mike Shea. I am expecting to have a smooth and quiet month while the classes are resumed but it is impossible for Sarnelli House.

After the reshuffling the children and houses – the boys stay …

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June 2014

June 5, 2014

The latest news from Sarnelli House is that the kids from kindergarten one to M. 6 are back in school, and life has settled down a bit. I myself head home on June 3rd (I hope, if the coup clamp down doesn’t get worse) and hope to spend some time rela…

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May 2014

May 19, 2014

In the merry month of May!

          I am writing a late letter to thank everybody for the pre-school donations you sent for the children of Sarnelli House. Your donations came at the right time. We are seeking funds for five young 12-13 year old gi…

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April 2014

April 2, 2014

HAS SPRING FINALLY SPRUNG??

As a callow youth, I remember the Burma Shave signs along highway 45, east of Eden, Wisconsin. “Spring has sprung, grass has riz, where last year’s careless drivers is”. We are happy to report that generous donations from…

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March 2014

March 4, 2014

A blessed Lenten season to all!

The cold season is now a fond memory, and the hot season has moved in. The temperature will continue to climb rapidly, with April and May just horrible, and then high humidity with the heat, and hopefully, rain. I rea…

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February 2014

February 7, 2014

  We were blessed by the presence of the Old Pro from the Redemptorist retreat House, Crooked Lake, south of Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Fr. Chuck Beierwaltes comes every year, and is one of our best fund raisers. Poor old Chuck headed back to the frozen …

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January 2014

January 5, 2014

Happy New Year!!

Our kids just returned from their camping trip in the Nongbualampoo Mountains. It was really cold and they are happy to be home to new hot water showers, thanks to a generous donor from Texas!!

We picked up a little 2-year-old girl…

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