If you ever think you’re too small to be effective, you’ve never been in bed with a mosquito!Wendy Lesko Small communities often struggle to provide a healthy outlet for their young people. As a result, many teenagers find themselves suffering from depression, loneliness, drug abuse and teen pregnancy, among other things. Papakaio is a small community, but they know how … Read More
A Very Kiwi Christmas!
Christmas is a necessity. There has to be at least one day of the year to remind us that we’re here for something else besides ourselves.Eric Sevareid Being on the other side of the world made it impossible for us to travel back home for the holidays, therefore, we decided to celebrate the season with our new friends in the … Read More
When you do nothing, you feel overwhelmed and powerless. But when you get involved, you feel the sense of hope and accomplishment that comes from knowing you are working to make things better.Pauline R. Kezer For the past three and a half months, the team has been living in the Papakaio community in New Zealand. However, Papakaio has become more … Read More
Sometimes you fall out of love with what you do. Some days, you wake up and wish you worked on a farm.Jonathan Anderson When I was a child, I often heard my mother talk about how she dreamed of one of her daughters marrying a farmer someday. Funny thing is, none of my sisters nor I married a farmer. None … Read More
Legacy Ski Camp
“Landscape affects you.” Bernard Sumner There is no amount of words that can describe the thirty-hour travel time that it took us to get to our final destination. However, there are also not enough words that can describe the feeling of shock and awe you feel as you watch through window-seats on either side of the plane the landing road below … Read More