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About mjstearns

We are Mark, Jenni, Tate and Theo Stearns. We currently live in Beaverton, Oregon, but are planning to move to Nicaragua within the next six months. We'll be serving as missionaries to Verbo Church, a non denominational church with several Nicaraguan locations. Specifically we'll be working at Casa Bernabe, an orphanage run by the church, assisting in vocational training and transition programs for the older boys.

Thursday Ramblings

We just keep swimming.  Mark made two trips to the hospital yesterday with Casa Bernabe kids.  One for a regular appointment, the other with a boy who had to get stitches.  By the end of the day, he was plumb … Continue reading

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Last Week

We survived. I realize I probably sound overly dramatic, but it was a long week for Casa Bernabe. We had illnesses, injuries, minor car accidents. Kids here lost family members unexpectedly. While everyone is physically on the mend, I think … Continue reading

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When Kevin Came to Stay

When we first met Kevin, he looked like this…(he’s on the right, and that’s my mom in the middle) And we loved him. A year and a half later he was removed from the orphanage. Then he repented and asked … Continue reading

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Word-spiration

Ouch. Image Credit A huge thanks to Anneke at This, That & Life for this inspirational quote!

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Daily Life

I’ve thought a lot about writing a daily life summary for quite a while.  Every time I’ve sit down to write it I’ve come up empty.  It’s not that there isn’t stuff to write about, it’s just that it’s hard … Continue reading

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A big update

Life keeps on marching forward, doesn’t it?  I swear yesterday was just New Years, and here we are and it’s February!   We have had a lot of forced fun the past few weeks, so we certainly can’t complain.  We … Continue reading

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The Comfort of Routine

We are back into our routine.  Tate is in school, Theo isn’t yet (next month he’ll start) but we all appreciate waking up knowing more or less what is coming.  It might not never turns out to be exactly what we … Continue reading

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