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One Year of Chinese

This month officially puts one year of Chinese learning in the books. It has been an incredible year of learning and it is hard to believe we have come so far, but there is much more work to be done.   I do not think we can say it enough, but our internship really helped us...
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Dear Soon-to-Arrive Missionary

Dear soon-to-arrive missionary, I know you are excited about getting to the field. It is what drives you forward and keeps you going. You look forward to the next step, the new beginning, the new challenge. It’s been one year since we have landed on the field. Much has...
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From Crystal: All Is Not As It Seems

Maybe you have read those blog posts I have: “I’m awesome and here are ten things I do that make me awesome. If you follow these ten things, and with an insane amount of luck, you too, can be awesome like me!” As helpful as those posts can be, it is often more helpful...
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Understanding Buddhism: Four Noble Truths and the Eight Fold Path

Buddhism’s primary goal is to help a person achieve enlightenment and thus escape the cycle of reincarnation. According to Buddhist beliefs, “The first teaching ever given by the Buddha was to five student monks in a deer park. The Buddha spoke of the Four Noble...
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