One thing I didn’t know about the Timorese is some of them really like to party, they party hard and they party long. They party to celebrate anniversaries of dead ancestors, religious milestones, school events, anniversaries of freedom from oppressors (they have a couple of those), and you know, New Years Eve and Christmas. What…

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Church today, and not quite the service we are use to. In Weberek Lucinda attends a house church held on a Saturday in order to avoid any tension with the dominant religion of Catholism. Although many of the people involved in the work here are protestants they have no desire to upset the traditional Catholic…

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Wesar, Timor Leste Wesar is a remote village that Neighbours the Village of Weberek where our team works. Village life in Wesar is very simple and people live in these traditional Timor dwellings. When a woman’s labour was not progressing our team was called. The woman had been in labour for some time and was…

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Since my first involvement with Para Marcia people have been asking me if I have been East Timor. My standard answer is “No, my involvement is really just an administration one”. What do I administrate? Well not a lot, some fundraising, some shipping, website, social media, I have ideas and give opinions, buy stuff, pack stuff,…

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April and May were two busy months sorting through about 65 boxes containing medical supplies, clothes, toys & linen. Alina and I delivered donated medical supplies to the Wedauberek Clinic, a clinic in Same & a box of supplies went to assist a clinic near Hera operated by Australian Relief Mercy Services. During visits to…

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Welcome to our first blog post for Para Marcia.  It has been an interesting journey setting up our new organisation.  If you are wondering where we come from and who we are that is not an easy question to answer and I can only give you part of the answer.  My name is Christine and…

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