But God.... by Tara Hibbs

Jul 19, 2018

But God...
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100 DAYS! - by Cindy Shoaff

Mar 26, 2018

Every year we celebrate the 100th Day of school in First Grade.
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Our First Love - by Rob Shoaff

Mar 15, 2018

All effective ministry extends from our identity.  In other words, who we are is much more important that what we do.

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What Keeps You Up at Night?- Susan Hammond

Feb 26, 2018

Placing our fears and worries in the hands of the Lord is the answer to our sleepless nights.
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More than Markers - Catherine Van Tatenhove

Feb 11, 2018

What are the small blessings God gives you that are your shred of light in a dark, hurting world?
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A "Real" Teacher - Hannah Orr

Jan 29, 2018

Do you want to know what makes a real teacher?
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There's No Way This Will End Badly - Brad Hammond

Jan 14, 2018

Everything is already well...Tout Bagay Deja Byen.
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Dear God, Thank you... - by Cindy Shoaff

Nov 20, 2017

Dear God, Thank you...for all the things.
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You Go First - Cindy Shoaff

May 14, 2017

Congratulations Class of 2017!  Follow Jesus.   Show others the Way.
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Kijan Fanmi-w Ye? On Repeat. - by Tara Hibbs

Jan 30, 2017

I would not trade my time in Haiti or at Sonlight for anything.  Every day, my heart longs to be there.
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The Good News! - Carmen Niehaus

Dec 15, 2016

I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all people. Luke 2:9
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The Best Part of Me - Susan Hammond

Dec 7, 2016

The Best Part of Me, according to Sonlight's 3rd graders...
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We Couldn't Do It Without You!

Nov 22, 2016

Meet our stateside staff, learn about their jobs, and why we are so thankful for them!
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Rain, Rain, Go Away - Cindy Shoaff

Nov 14, 2016

So, it’s been raining lately.  A lot.  I’m not sure if I can explain the significance of that statement.
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Back to the Basics - Katie Krabel

Oct 23, 2016

Every year when I get a new class of Preschoolers, I go back to the beginning.
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It Was a Great Experience - Scott Alexander

Oct 6, 2016

…consider it nothing but joy when you fall into all sorts of trials...
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But It's So Hard!

May 24, 2016

"Why do we have to forgive?"
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Sonlight's Youngest Missionaries

May 2, 2016

“What’s life in Haiti like?”
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Competitions in Preschool - Katie Krabel

Mar 28, 2016

Every week in Preschool, we have a little competition.
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Meet our Intern, Jenna Heller!

Mar 9, 2016

This will be an experience that will forever be a part of me, and I am so grateful that the story of my life includes Sonlight.
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Close Your Eyes - by Cindy Shoaff

Feb 10, 2016

God is teaching me that sometimes I need to close my eyes to truly see Him.  And sometimes, I must open them.
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“Tomorrow, if God wants.” - by Tara Hibbs

Jan 27, 2016

“Tomorrow, if God wants.”  I have noticed this phrase before commonly said in conversation.  It is a phrase I have come to love, appreciate, and implement to my personal life, but I remember being utterly stricken that day.
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Christmas at Sonlight - by Katie Krabel

Dec 14, 2015

Christmas is in full swing at Sonlight, with all of the joy, fun, and craziness it brings.
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Many, Many Thanks - by Susan Hammond

Nov 18, 2015

Many, Many Thanks! Where to start?  I’m not sure.  So let’s start from the beginning.


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Balance - by Scott Alexander

Nov 11, 2015

Balance is a part of life that we usually learn early.  Getting upright is one thing. Like our time.  Or our diet.  Or the checkbook.
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All the Single Ladies...and One Gentleman - Tara Hibbs

Apr 20, 2015

I don’t think there is a better place to raise children.  But, I also think that the mission field is the best place to be single.
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Raising Children on the Mission Field - by Norma Alexander

Apr 8, 2015

I am 'just a mom' but education ranks very high on my priorities for children and young people...
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Are You Doing That Now? - Scott Alexander

Mar 19, 2015

Anything worth doing is worth doing badly. G. K. Chesterton
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WATCH THIS! - Cindy Shoaff

Mar 5, 2015

There are many things I hear over and over on a daily basis teaching First Grade.  “I’m finished!,” “I need help!”
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Beauty - Megan Baird

Feb 22, 2015

When I first came to visit Haiti, I had the impression that life here seemed easy.
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Why Jesus Chose Fisherman - Cara Wimpelberg

Feb 10, 2015

As I exchange good mornings with the fishermen, I see how Jesus knew what he was doing when he called fishermen.
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A Lesson in Truth - Susan Hammond

Jan 27, 2015

The truth can sometimes be hard to distinguish.  The truth gets foggy and we have a hard time finding our way.
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Earthquake Day 2015

Jan 17, 2015

Five years later, the students of Sonlight Academy participate in a memorial service held at SonCenter.
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What's Your Focus? - Lindsay Alexander

Dec 8, 2014

Outside OR Inside, Ugly OR Beautiful, Trash OR Treasure,
Negative OR Positive, Satan’s lies OR God’s Truth

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Helping Students, Outside the Classroom - by Norma Alexander

Nov 21, 2014

On the evening of September 29th, Ismir Gue, a Sonlight second grader was the victim of some severe burns.
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Algebra, Theology, and Life in Haiti - Scott Alexander

Nov 6, 2014

“Another day has passed and I didn't use Algebra once.” That’s what the Facebook post said.
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Running on Fumes - Susan Hammond

Oct 25, 2014

A few minutes into our trip back home my taxi starts sputtering and then stops.
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STICKER MANIA - Cindy Shoaff

Sep 26, 2014

We LOVE LOVE LOVE stickers in First Grade.  I mean, we are basically obsessed.
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Little Red Hen Visits Kindergarten - Cara Wimpelberg

Sep 10, 2014

I love reading stories to Kindergarten. We have a routine.
I read, they do the sound effects.    "Boom! Ah-choo! Zzz..."

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Heading Back Home

Aug 11, 2014


Actually where is home?  Throughout the summer many people ask if we are glad to be “home.”  While we thoroughly enjoy visiting with family and friends in the States, we are torn between two “homes.”

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