https://vimeo.com/694628450/fed0ed42e5 Loved the opportunity to join this panel to discuss Ethical International Partnerships involving Children & Residential Care and disentangling our Universities and organizations from supporting some institutional care models. While residential care is still needed as a short-term remedy to support and protect children in some circumstances, it's time our efforts become re-prioritized in … Continue reading Ethical International Partnerships involving Children & Residential Care
In Search of the Elusive Resplendent Quetzal
This past Saturday the family piled into the van and took off for Cerro de Muerte (mountain on death) to track down some Resplendent Quetzales. According to Tyler we found "puma tracks," but no quetzales. This just gives us the opportunity to go back. In addition to our family hike we found a zipline for … Continue reading In Search of the Elusive Resplendent Quetzal
Family picture from a recent outing....
“Daddy, but I don’t want to go to church”
Have you ever heard those words before? I just did. So what to do? When we first moved here to Costa Rica, we heard those words frequently from our kids, but in the last year, less regularly. When I first asked him, why? He said, "because I want to play with my toys." In thinking … Continue reading “Daddy, but I don’t want to go to church”
ESEPA and Lifebranch International
It has been insanely busy around here lately, but wanted to share all the good things we have been experiencing. We are hosting a couple who are the founders of Lifebranch ministries. We invited Wil and Jacquie Chevalier last year to host some seminars here at ESEPA. They have been focusing this weekend on working … Continue reading ESEPA and Lifebranch International
Semana Santa Break
Here are a few photos from our Semana Santa (Holy Week) break. We finally got the chance to visit some cool places like a local volcano (we actually live on the foothills of this volcano), the beach, etc. It was a great break for our family. Now back to life this week.
We had a relaxing Palm Sunday up here on the mount today. After a busy week, we decided to just hang out and restore our minds and bodies. Tyler, Kira and I (Greg) have been recovering from a bad cold and needed a relaxing day. And well, mom, she just plain deserved a relaxing day! … Continue reading FaMiLy TiMe
Memories of a grandma
Some of my earliest memories of my grandma are from their house in Orange when I was just a little boy. I have little recollection of those years, but I can remember the joy I always found on my grandma's face when we showed up. Lots of hugs and kisses followed soon after. I remember … Continue reading Memories of a grandma
Prayer Points for the Burch Family – March, 2009
We appreciate your prayers over the past couple of months as the kids have been adjusting to a new school. They are doing great! Could you pray for a couple of meetings this week? This afternoon our cross-cultural missions department at ESEPA will be discussing who will become the new department head, as our previous … Continue reading Prayer Points for the Burch Family – March, 2009
We have a new addition to the Burch family. Besides the 3 turtles, 2 hamsters and 1 fish we have a new puppy. This is a first for us. She is a mixed breed (called "zaguate" here in CR). We named her Bella. The kids are having a blast with her and she is the … Continue reading Family Update