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A Day in the Life of Coach Shirley

Posted by on Oct 8, 2015 in Teacher's Blog | 0 comments

A Day in the Life of Coach Shirley

There are a few things that I have said I would never do in my life.  One of them was become and teacher, and another was become a missionary, so you can see a pattern in my I-will-never statements, and also God’s sense of humour. But one thing that I was relatively certain I would never do was coach a football team.

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A Daily Diary of Life at HOPAC

Posted by on May 13, 2015 in Teacher's Blog | 0 comments

HOPAC regularly receives student teachers from abroad to who want to gain experience teaching in an international setting or at a school for missionary children. This past term, HOPAC welcomed 3 student teachers to our campus.

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A Day in the Life of Ms. Laarman: Gratitude

Posted by on Jan 16, 2015 in Teacher's Blog | 0 comments

A Day in the Life of Ms. Laarman: Gratitude

Candlelight. I love candlelight even if the candles are only lit because the power is out again. There is something calming, reflective when sitting in the soft glow. (more…)

A Day in the Life of the Driesenga Family: Quirks

Posted by on Jan 9, 2015 in Teacher's Blog | 0 comments

A Day in the Life of the Driesenga Family: Quirks

We have bars on all our windows & doors for safety. This is one of our windows in the living room/entry way of our new house. (more…)

A Day in the Life of Ms. Shirley: Just Popping to the Shops

Posted by on Apr 14, 2014 in Teacher's Blog | 0 comments

A Day in the Life of Ms. Shirley: Just Popping to the Shops

Here is how popping to the shops goes in the UK…  (more…)

A Day in the Life of Mr. Steen: A Typical Day of Teaching

Posted by on Feb 20, 2014 in Teacher's Blog | 0 comments

A Day in the Life of Mr. Steen: A Typical Day of Teaching

Gah, Monday morning. Wake up at 5:40am. Leave for school at about 6:55am. I try to get a head start on my walk before the kids leave. They ride their bikes (when the bikes are working), and we try to time it so that we all reach the gate at the same time. (more…)

A Day in the Life of Ms. Shirley: If Tanzania was a Person

Posted by on Jan 25, 2014 in Teacher's Blog | 0 comments

A Day in the Life of Ms. Shirley: If Tanzania was a Person

Dear Tanzania,

It’s been great fun getting to know you over the last five months and I feel that we’ve moved on a lot in our relationship.

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A Day in the Life of Ms. Synder: Moshi Sports Weekend

Posted by on Dec 16, 2013 in Teacher's Blog | 0 comments

A Day in the Life of Ms. Synder: Moshi Sports Weekend

The buses pulled out of the parking lot at 5:30 a.m. Friday morning. 10 hours later, we arrived at the International School of Moshi. 37 students and staff piled out of the buses. Ready. Set. Go. (more…)

A Day in the Life of Ms. Mathias: Learning to Serve

Posted by on Nov 23, 2013 in Teacher's Blog | 0 comments

A Day in the Life of Ms. Mathias: Learning to Serve

One thing that I love most about HOPAC is its emphasis on leadership, service, and stewardship.  Service is something that many of us know the importance of, but the challenge comes when we try to discern where the rubber meet the road.  How do we put our knowledge of service into practice?

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A Day in the Life of the Driesenga Family: Sundays

Posted by on Nov 4, 2013 in Teacher's Blog | 0 comments

A Day in the Life of the Driesenga Family: Sundays

We visited a few different churches in our first six weeks here. Marc met a co-teacher from HOPAC during orientation who was actually here in Dar to plant a church and only teaching on the side. Through that connection, we were invited to God’s Tribe.

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