Author Archives: Jacquie

MCC Sask Learning Tour

What a privilege it was to have a Saskatchewan Learning Tour visit Mexico in March.  It had been a desire of ours since we came to Chiapas – to share our journey, learnings and experience with others from our home … Continue reading

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Las Guacamayas (Selva Tropical!)

Rick and I headed out to a region of Chiapas (one we had not yet visited) this past week for a 2 1/2 day trip – thanks to Gerry and Shirley (and Miriam) for taking care of our kids! On … Continue reading

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La Piñata

I remember well our first Piñata experience here in Mexico, back in 2010….and now, three years later, I can not count how many times I have sung the “Dale, Dale, Dale” (yes, there is a specific Mexican Piñata song) nor … Continue reading

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A Year in Review (a blog post link to our Christmas newsletter)

Feliz Navidad y Prospero Año Nuevo! While some family and friends have already seen this review of the past year – here is a link to a newletter of pictures and thoughts reflecting on our days, events, and experiences of … Continue reading

Posted in december 2013 | Leave a comment


This post is a follow-up to one I (Jacquie) wrote in April – It´s All About Love –  it continues a series of blogs on explaining more about the philisophy and life of Yirtrak, the organization I volunteer at here … Continue reading

Posted in October 2013 | Leave a comment

Letting Go and Acting Out

Note: While many MCCers perhaps have much more peacemaking training or experience before heading out as service volunteers, I have been thankful for the practical and personal ways I am learning about peace buliding during this assignment in Chiapas, Mexico.  Jacquie. Last … Continue reading

Posted in September 2013 | 1 Comment

Catching Up….

So I felt we were a bit overdue for a blog post and then I reaslized its already been over 2 months since our last blog…you guessed it we have been busy, or as I prefer to say life has … Continue reading

Posted in julio 2013 | 1 Comment

It´s All About Love

Lately I (Jacquie) have been thinking that I´d like to do a new series of blogs that are more intentional in sharing about my volunteer placement and/or daily life routines and what I appreciate about the various places, ministiries and … Continue reading

Posted in April 2013 | 5 Comments

A Time to Celebrate and to Travel

As we read in Ecclesiastes there is a time for everything….this past month was a time to celebrate, visit and see new sights.  Most of which occurred during Jacquie´s parent trip to Mexico. First we all decided they shouldn´t miss … Continue reading

Posted in March 2013 | 1 Comment

Beginning the New Year with Prayer

For a variety of reasons in these last weeks I haved sensed a need to give more attention to the concept and practice of prayer.  Perhaps like many of you, beginning a new year often causes one to reflect or … Continue reading

Posted in January 2013 | Leave a comment