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Thoughts from a Child Sponsor (pt.5)

By Laura McCarley March 17, 2021 Becoming family. Beto and I had a fun, interesting relationship. For 1, I spoke spanish. I’ll never forget the day he heard me speak English to a team member and asked me in spanish, “you know English?!” For another, I was seemingly there ALL. THE. TIME. After officially choosing…

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Thoughts from a Child Sponsor (pt.4)

By Laura McCarley March 16, 2021 Speaking Spanish: I obviously have a knack for speaking Spanish. I had no idea how integral it would become to my mission trip life when I decided to major in it, but it has definitely opened many doors for me to serve over the years. But what if you…

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Thoughts from a Child Sponsor (pt.3)

By Laura McCarley March 15, 2021 Finding your child: After spending MANY Spring Breaks at Ciudad with Lipscomb, I decided to lead a Singles class trip through Harpeth Hills, and I even got “roped into” (there was no convincing necessary!) translating for some amazing citizens of Montgomery, Alabama! One summer, I got to test out…

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Thoughts from a Child Sponsor (pt.2)

By Laura McCarley March 14, 2021 This is the perfect post to reshare for my “Ciudad chat” today. This is from March 2011, before JP entered the picture. I want to discuss a random- but often undiscussed- aspect of Christianity: finances/offering/contribution. I’ve heard it said in a few sermons as of late- “I heard the…

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Thoughts from a Child Sponsor (pt.1)

By Laura McCarley March 13, 2021 If COVID were not a thing, the McCarley House would’ve had a 3 am alarm and 3-5 of us would’ve been on a plane to Cozumel today. By now, we’d have arrived, had some incredible tacos, grocery shopped, and visited campus. We’d be sweaty and nasty, tired and fulfilled…

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Spotlight on Floridalma

Floridalma and her “sister,” Dulce, were the fourth and fifth children to arrive at Ciudad de Ángeles on August 28, 2002.  She was 4 years old at the time.  While not actually “blood sisters,” Floridalma and Dulce were being raised as sisters by Dulce’s grandmother.  Since graduating high school, Flor has been studying tourism in…

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Spotlight on Norma

Norma came to Ciudad de Ángeles in July, 2005 at the age of seven and she will celebrate her 20th birthday at the end of this month (August).  Norma likes to cook and frequently cooks for the other Transition Students.  Her favorite food is Italian.  Norma’s favorite color is turquoise and she enjoys watching TV,…

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Spotlight on Geovany

Geovany, and his older brother Damian, were the second and third children to enter Ciudad de Ángeles.  They arrived in August, 2002 and Geovany was 5 years old.  Today, Geovany is 20 years old and has truly grown up at Ciudad.  His brother, Damian, still lives on the island and they see each other when…

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Spotlight on Chanti

  Chanti arrived at Ciudad de Ángeles in July 2003 at the age of six.  She is a people person and likes to talk and meet new people.  Chanti likes to listen to music — mostly pop in English and Spanish — and also likes to play basketball.  She likes pizza, but her favorite food…

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Spotlight on Carlos

Carlos arrived at Ciudad de Ángeles in November 2003 at the age of five.  He loves to play soccer (fútbol) and it is his favorite past time, as well as his favorite sport.  His favorite teams are Mexico Tigres and the team from Barcelona, Spain. Carlos likes POP music, both in Spanish and English, and…

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