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A Very Muddy Update

After almost 4 months of no rain, we finally had our first major rainstorm, complete with small hail and all! Since I have some great photos of us playing in the rain, I figured it would be a great time to give you an update about the family.Kaden Kaden is a joy in our lives. He is our most considerate and sensitive child. He loves to go out and play in the rain, though it really does not like to be dirty. For his 7th birthday, Kaden received his first personal Bible. We have started to do a study with…

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Zoey Drama: What All Went Down

Today our super-bubbly, 5 year old daughter Zoey is running around gleefully shouting, “I can run! I can run!” whereas a couple days ago she was lying on our floor bleeding profusely and writhing in pain. Needless to say it has been an eventful few days between then and now so we thought we’d fill everyone in with the details…   What Happened?  On Wednesday night, Zoey and her brothers and sisters went to church next door to our house. After church, Zoey comes running home crying saying that she fell. After a few tears, a pack of cookies and…

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Posted in Encouragements and Exhortations The Hare Home

Singles, Love Your Roommates as Christ Loved the Church

I had a great idea my second to last year of college: move out of the dorms, move in with some friends, and save a ton of money. So I moved to an apartment, not far from campus and began to live the liberating off-campus life. I should have suspected that there would be trouble the first day I moved in, what with having to spend hours cleaning the kitchen and all. Three hours to be precise. And it was a small kitchen. It was the first time that I had to deal with messy roommates, and it was painful….

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Homeschool Teacher Needed

For those of you who did not see our post about this on Facebook, we are looking for a godly young lady to come live with us to homeschool our kids (4 2nd graders) for the 2016-2017 school year. Here are some details for anyone who might be interested: The Opportunity See the missionary life up close! You will live with our family and be an essential part of our ministry. It will challenge your worldview and help you understand the “real” missionary life first hand. You will also have the opportunity to greatly help us as we set out…

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Hare Family Update

We figured that we would write a blog on some of the funny / quirky things that go on in our home that seem normal to us but really may not be quite all that normal… Kaden Kaden is an extremely normal and wonderful child. We are able to reason with him, explain our reasons for the decisions that we make as parents, and even talk to him almost like a peer. He is always asking about how we are doing and has also assumed the big brother role with all of his heart. He is often reminding the others…

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One Year Since our Arrival in Country: Much to be Thankful For

This past year has been a whirlwind. We arrived in Cameroon with 16 suitcases and four children and that was pretty much all we had. We were a bit lost, uncertain about where we would serve, and at times wondering what we were doing moving our family across the world.  Now, a year later, we have a house, are well established in our people group, we have a language committee, language partner, public school for the children, home school teacher for the children, those whom we call friends, a weekly routine (thank God), a local church and even a dog…

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Can We Come to VBS?

by DaveWe had a request from one of our churches (Grace Church Frisco) to have four short videos for VBS this summer. They are extremely simple and mostly just introduce our kids and our ministry. If you are doing VBS this summer, please feel free to use these videos as a way of introducing missions into your material. *Disclaimer* I did not have a ton of time to work on these, so they are extremely simple. Hopefully they can still be helpful. Video #1: Introduction to the Family Video #2: The Need for Bible Translation Video #3: The First Steps…

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Posted in Adoption Africa Culture Shock Encouragements and Exhortations The Hare Home

When People Say Stupid Things: An Alternative Response

by Dave Do you ever get asked stupid questions? Try this one on for size: on a market trip the other day the meat vendor saw Stacey, Elias and myself and asked, “Hey, where is your black woman?” Polygamy is not rare here and he assumed I had another wife, or at least another woman on the side. This type of question is the norm as we walk around here, not the exception. Adoption outside of the extended family is rare in Cameroon, multiple women/wives is common, and seeing us with black kids leads them to certain cultural assumptions. But…

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Life in our New Village

  by Stacey Well it has been almost a month since we moved into our new house and we gradually moving from the “survival / getting set-up” mode to the “language / culture acquisition” mode. I must say that we are ever so happy to see the “just trying to make it” phase fade off into the background and are thrilled to begin to spend our days in concentrated study. So how is it? Thankful Overall, I would say that we are just really thankful. We are thankful to have a home that is not a source of frustration and…

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“He is just a bad kid”

By Stacey I had a church history professor in seminary who said that Pelagius did not believe in original sin because he never had kids. Had he been a father, he would never in a million years say that people were born basically good. I could not agree more. That’s Just the Way it is… I think the new air that we are breathing here in Cameroon may have a slight twinge of fatalism in it (although that depends on the people group). For example: “Can you come pick up so-and-so and take them to their village to die?” (um,…

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