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    FAQ — Volunteering on Lesvos

    Christmas at Lighthouse Camp

    As you may know, earlier this winter, I spent 10 days in Greece volunteering on the island of Lesvos with Lighthouse Relief, assisting asylum seekers who were arriving via boat from Turkey.  I’ve had a number of people contact me asking about my experience who have said that they have considered volunteering themselves.  So, in response to these inquiries, I wanted to put together a list of frequently asked questions (FAQ) in case you’re thinking of volunteering on Lesvos or…

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  • In the Women's Tent
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    The Women’s Tent

    “Breathe,” I thought to myself as I crouched to the ground for the umpteenth time to frantically dig through the children’s shoe bins to find a pair of boots to put…

  • Top 15 of 2015
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    Top 15 of 2015!

    It’s hard to believe that 2015 has come to a close.  It was a year of travel but also a year of changes. After traveling for the first 8 months of…

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    Greeting Boats on Lesvos

    I didn’t anticipate it would be so dramatic. I thought that the moving music, fancy camera angles, and voiceovers made the arrivals of people on boats from Turkey to Greece seem…

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    Christmas from Lesvos

    The Christmas story is one that we know well.  Mary, a young, pregnant woman, and her fiance Joseph travel a long distance to take part in a census.  When they arrive…