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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.

When We Get Discouraged

The past couple of weeks have been tough.  I could probably write about 12 long posts about the reasons why but there’s not really any point in dwelling on it.  The point is, we have had more moments of questioning … Continue reading

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The Past Month In Numbers

The least amount of people we have fed at a meal at our house…9 The number of visitors we had…3!  My parents and our friend Christina New puppies…1  New puppy accidents cleaned (during the day, night doesn’t count!)…3 Times we’ve … Continue reading

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Nueva Guinea

  I love these boys.  Especially that big pale guy in the middle 🙂

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A Couple of Grad Photos

  Marisela, myself and Teresa on graduation day.  The girls moved up from primary school to secondary school.  I was honored to be asked to escort Marisela (usually it’s a parent that does this).     Mariela, Alex, Jenny and … Continue reading

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Christmas 2012 in Pictures

   

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Out of Internet (again)

I feel like I have a lot to say whenever we don’t have internet at home.  That’s really unfortunate.   We’ve been going to graduations left and right, and planning for next year.  A team is in town, and one … Continue reading

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Holiday Cheer, and Colds

We’ve been hit with another virus, this one is a cold.  Luckily the boys haven’t gotten it yet.  I hope that yesterday was the worst of it and I can spend the next few days getting my energy levels back … Continue reading

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