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Stories about our work, our partners and servant leadership.

15 Sep A TRUST BUILDING APPROACH

This week at the Collegium Café I was playing Chess with the kids. It was a normal day; it was noisy with lots of different activities taking place. I suddenly heard Jose, a 10-year-old boy, use language considered derogatory. His reaction came after he lost...

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08 Sep ASHLEY DUARTE

Ashley Duarte is moving to Seattle this weekend to begin college! She and her family were one of the first families to purchase a home in Tierra Vida. After 10 years, Tierra Vida has become a flourishing and growing community. Ashley recently graduated from Chiawana...

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01 Sep CECILIA STETSON

Twenty Seven year old Cecilia Stetson’s association with the Center for Sharing dates back to when she, her parents, and three siblings were residents at the Vista Hermosa community in Prescott, WA. Her parents worked at Broetje Orchards. She recalls a turbulent childhood having witnessed...

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17 Aug THE POWER OF PRAYER

The Center for Sharing is part of an association of community-based programs designed to enhance the spiritual wellbeing of those served through nurturing deeper connections with self, God, others and their place. At their core are welcoming practices: inviting in strangers, evoking their gifts, putting...

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11 Aug THE AMAZING STORY OF AMAYRANI

This week’s blog is a story from one of our Partners in Authentic Community, in Oaxaca, Mexico. Two years ago, a young woman by the name Amayrani from a small town about an hour and half north of Juchitan, Oaxaca tried to contact us. She was...

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28 Jul SERVANT LEADERSHIP 2018 ALUMNI EVENT

A “community of servant leaders” alumni event is held quarterly, to provide a space for SL alumni to share stories, socialize and in the process continue to nurture understanding and community amongst each other.  The 19th July, 2018 was one such evening complete with delicious...

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21 Jul CHANGING LIVES

It was one of those regular days at the Collegium Café. I was still in my office when three little kids walked in. They came to me and asked for “Abraham”. I was quite surprised as these kids were very little and specifically asked for...

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14 Jul A BEAUTIFUL ENCOUNTER

A couple of days ago two young men walked into the Collegium Café. Shortly after, they ordered some breakfast that included burritos and coffee. They introduced themselves as brothers named Yuya and Sen. Yuya presently lives in Japan and is into Video Advertising. Sen is...

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