Ending Violence Educators - February 2020 | Hungry For Life

February 2020: ,

The EVE team continues their partnership with Hungry For Life by continuing on to Ensenada, Mexico to work with El Refugio.

Alongside the field partners, they continued their work with community leaders, conducted women's health classes, and worked in local schools to bring about transformation through the power of knowledge, specifically on the topics of violence and self-esteem.

Team Testimonials:

"This trip has helped me appreciate how much just a word or gesture means."
"I was reminded while I was at a church service here that at home, my church was having their service; How great is our God—omniscient, omnipresent, and always there for everyone of us."
"There were many touching moments but I was able to challenge myself and step out of my comfort zone."
"It broke my heart to hear about the abandoned baby at the hospital. This may have been the ultimate gift from his mother who could not care for this child. He is now not alone but being loved by nurses and all who care for him and in the arms of a loving God."
"My highlight was visiting a home for women. They have a shelter, school and help to get on their feet again. The home not only provides a safe place for these women, but help them get jobs so eventually they are independent."

Team Blog:

Sunday, March 1st, 2020

One More Sleep

Some final reflections from the team as we head home tomorrow..

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Saturday, February 29th, 2020

Giving and Receiving

Today we got up bright and early. After another delicious breakfast we packed up two vans, one with our team , with our fearless (us fearful) van driver Angela at the wheel and the other van jam packed with the gilrs from El Refugio.

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Friday, February 28th, 2020

Falling in Love

Is it really only Day 5??    It feels like we have been here much longer, but also feeling sadness that we only have one more day at El Refugio with these girls.   The busyness of the last four days has prevented us from really getting to know them but today was a day of relaxation (sort of) wher

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Thursday, February 27th, 2020

Flower Power and Dream Boards

Today was our last two school visits. Our first stop at the Cerem Primary School, grades 4 and 6.  The children were engaged and respectful and had lots of answers to our questions. Some of those answers we have not heard before and were very insightful.

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Wednesday, February 26th, 2020

Word of the Day...

Every night we sit as a team and discuss the day and to wrap up that discussion we go around the cirlce and each person gives a word describing the day.  Tonight's words were: reflective, complex, full, light to name a few.

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Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

All Across Ensenada

Daily Reflection – “I dedicate my work today to the furtherance of all things good.”

Day 2 - As our very tired team heads to our rooms for the night, Susan and I will reflect on the day and try our best to describe the indescribable in words.    

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Monday, February 24th, 2020

Our Journey Through a Bucket of Emotions and Gamut of our Teaching

Our morning started with delicious coffee and Sandy’s sharing of information on Mexico’s struggle with violence.

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