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2016 Election

If we can vote as Peace Corps Volunteers all the way from Nicaragua, you have no excuse. Exercise your right.  Regardless of the election, the candidates, the outcome: vote.

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Happy Peace Corps Week!

Peace Corps Week: March 1-7, 2015

Peace Corps Week commemorates President Kennedy’s establishment of the Peace Corps on March 1, 1961. During this annual event, the Peace Corps community celebrates all the ways that Peace Corps makes a difference at home and abroad and renews its commitment to service.
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Each year in March, Peace Corps celebrates it’s birth and the peace and friendship still being shared around the globe.  Through Peace Corps festivals, an annual video contest (your votes are needed!), and video chats with current PCVs, Peace Corps supports learning and cultural exchange between PCVs in posts and all of you on the home front.

Andrew and I didn’t get to site in time to feel comfortable enough to submit a video for the contest, but we sure hope to for next year. For now, we’re enjoying learning about posts around the world.  It’s incredible how similar and different all of our experiences are. We’re thankful every day for the incredible opportunity to live this crazy Peace Corps life: exploring and learning about another culture, providing needed professional development opportunities to host country nationals, sharing who we are as estadounidenses with the people we meet, and then getting to share little parts of all of this with all with you.

We Do Solemnly Swear…

…to be awesome Peace Corps Volunteers! OK. So that’s probably not exactly what our oath will be today as we swear in to officially become Peace Corps Volunteers. We’ve been in Managua since we left our training towns attending our last few charlas (presentations/classes) to prepare for service. Today though, we set aside all the homework, sessions, stress, and tasks of training to celebrate its completion. In the US Embassy with our now dear friends in TEFL and ENV 64 groups, our host families, and the rest of the PC support staff we give our oath to serve our country and our post for the next two years.

As our last post mentioned, we’re beyond thankful for the support we’ve received from our host families and training towns. Today though, we also want to say our thanks to the Peace Corps Staff who have supported us even before we arrived in country on August 13th.

Finally, where in the world would we be without all of you – family, friends, and loved ones back home? Not in Nicaragua, that’s for sure.Today we feel extra appreciation for all of your love and support for the years that have prepared us for this day and for the next two years of service. Thanks for the letters/packages, the comments here on our blog, and for the love/prayers/good vibes being sent our way from all around the world.

We’ll post some pictures and more details about the ceremony tomorrow. Until then, feel free to creep on the official Peace Corps Facebook page to see when our lovely faces show up.

Wherever you are reading this, we want to say thank you for who you are in our lives and how it helped us get here.