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Beautiful Baltimore

Well, the Polks have finally made it to the beautiful city of Baltimore for our first official support-raising trip.  Liz and I were able to make a brief presentation at Abbott Memorial Church on last Sunday, and will be continuing … Continue reading

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Back in the Blogging Saddle

It has been a while since our last blog post, but not without good reason I assure you.  Of course there has been the busyness of family life, and the numerous responsibilities that come with Easter Week when you are … Continue reading

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Update on recent church burnings in Ethiopia

A number of you will have heard of some of the recent events that have been happening in western Ethiopia. A couple of weeks ago over 60 churches and a large number of houses were burned down by Muslim extremists … Continue reading

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The Dawning of a New Era

That’s right, faithful blog followers.  It’s the dawning of a new era.  ”Living on the Ground–with Jason, Liz, and Nathan Polk” now has it’s own Facebook Page.  Stay connected to us and our ministry in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, through updates, … Continue reading

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Rites of Passage: the power of the “Green Magnet”

Rites of passage are an important part of any culture.  Every people group marks significant moments of life transition with powerful ceremonies that draw upon their deep wells of shared history, culture, and community.  Just typing the words “rite of … Continue reading

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Can I buy a vowel? I’ll take the I & O!

That’s right folks, it’s I and O week!  What is I & O?, you may ask.  It’s Interview and Orientation, the final week of interviews and home office training for Mission to the World.  Liz and I loaded up Nathan … Continue reading

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Farewell Sugarwood

The time has finally come to say goodbye to our beloved home of the past five years.  Tomorrow morning at 10am, several men from our church will show up at Sugarwood Condominiums with straps, trucks, trailers, moving dollies, and other … Continue reading

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La-La-La-La-Linoleum

Happy Saturday, faithful blog followers.  With the Super Bowl just around the corner, many of you are preparing to don the colors of your favorite team and get together with friends over chili and hot wings to cheer or curse … Continue reading

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Moving Right Along–reflections on couches, CDs, and “other stuff”

“Moving Right Along.”  Yes, before you ask, I did lift that title from the Muppets Movie.  But it seems to fit.  What does it say about us that a singing frog and bear in a Studebaker seem to sum up … Continue reading

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A New Year, A New Blog

Welcome to “Living on the Ground”– our new blog.  With the beginning of 2011 comes many transitions, as we prepare to move our family to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.  We thought it would be helpful to have another outlet to share … Continue reading

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