December 2015 Newsletter Holiday Stories

Special Holiday Stories Christmas Feasting ~ food, never taken for granted     The real meaning of Christmas is never forgotten. Above, the children re-enacting the Nativity. A traditional Salvadoran candle-lit procession (a “posada”), below.   A typical day’s food ready for housemother pick-up at COAR’s store house.  Our Director, Marta, has been very successful […]

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December 2015 Newsletter Executive Director

From the Peace Mission’s Executive Director By Mary K. Stevenson So, “Send forth your bread upon the face of the waters; after a long time you may find it again.”, ECCLESIASTES 11:1 Let me share some responses to my September message, that we need to increase our income by $50,000/year to keep up with increased […]

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Possible Food Shortage: Central America Suffers Unusual Drought Due to El Nino

The climate in El Salvador is quite different from what we are used to in the northern MidWest. Our winter, roughly November thru April, is actually the Salvadoran summer. It is the dry and sunny season. There is almost no significant rainfall during this time of year. It is the beach-lovers paradise: tons of sun […]

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September 2015 Newsletter page 1

Horrible headlines . . . . . COAR’s solutions . . . . . .   A Suspected gang member detained by police in San Salvador CREDITPHOTOGRAPH BY MANU BRABO/AP The Executioners of El Salvador By Daniel Alarcón, August 4, 2015 Earlier this year, the International Business Times ran this bewildering headline: “El Salvador to […]

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September 2015 Newsletter page 2

Horrible headlines . . . . . COAR’s solutions . . . . . .   Inside El Salvador’s ‘War Without Sense’ Ioan Grillo @ioangrillo July 24, 2015 http://time.com/3966900/el-salvador-gangs-violence/ El Salvador’s Kill Zone Ioan Grillo @ioangrillo July 23, 2015 http://time.com/3969232/el-salvadors-kill-zone/ Warring gangs have turned El Salvador into one of the world’s deadliest places When new […]

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September 2015 Newsletter page 4

Horrible headlines . . . . . COAR’s solutions . . . . . .   Gang violence in El Salvador fuelling country’s child migration crisis Warring gangs and crime are prompting more youngsters to leave their families and homes and seek refuge in the US Nina Lakhani in San Salvador, Tuesday 18 November 2014 […]

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September 2015 Newsletter page 5

Hopeful headlines . . . . . COAR’s been part of this solution for 35years . . . . . .   For-profit education The $1-a-week school Private schools are booming in poor countries. Governments should either help them or get out of their way Aug 1st 2015 | From the print edition http://www.economist.com/news/leaders/21660113-private-schools-are-booming-poor-countries-governments-should-either-help-them-or-get-out   […]

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September 2015 Newsletter page 6

From the Peace Mission’s Executive Director By Mary K. Stevenson So, “The Expert” Seems To Be Saying Our Budget Needs to Increase by $50,000.00 As I read head-line after head-line about El Salvador these past few months, I was overwhelmed by how well COAR is doing. It is an excellent and safe child care facility […]

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