Inspired Words

Volunteers experience in Bali. Our volunteers share some of their experiences and memorable photos.


Day 6: The Swimming Hole

Posted in Bali on October 19, 2016

This morning was the usual program with a 7:30 pickup that happened around 8:30. It appears the only thing you can rely on here is the heat and humidity. Today was another hot one. We conquered the rock pile only to have a small dump truck show up and drop off another load of rocks. Read More…

Saying goodbye to our Host Partner in Bali

Posted in Bali on December 19, 2012

Our goal at Developing World Connections is always to serve those most in need. When I first visited Bali in 2009 and toured the orphanages run by our Host Partner Widhya Asih, there was much work to do to make the centers a better place for children to live. Over the past couple of years, Read More…

April 20: Volunteering in Bangli brings a new sense of purpose

Posted in Bali on April 23, 2012

The Widhya Asih Foundation is a collection of 7 different orphanages and one office location spread out across the entire island of Bali. Since they are so spread out, we often start our days waking up early for breakfast and then heading out to one of the sites which can be anywhere from 45 minutes Read More…

April 19: Learning the secret to happiness

Posted in Bali on April 20, 2012

I must say the team has done well this past two weeks. We have cold showers each day – something we have all come to appreciate – but honestly when we arrived most of us were grossed out by the conditions. Several toilets don’t work – one leaks onto the floor! Our lodgings are functional Read More…

April 19: What’s the measure of a good life?

Posted in Bali on April 19, 2012

How do you measure if you have a good life, or if you’re happy? If you asked most North American’s that question, their answers would be all across the board.  Perhaps it’s the ability to buy a new car, or graduate from high school or college.  Maybe it’s a new house or that boat you Read More…

April 17: Teaching Word to Exel

Posted in Bali on April 18, 2012

Laptop deployment day at Blimbingsari – I learned the true meaning of potential. Sitting doing some typing lessons in Word with a boy named Exel (for real, he’s the one in bright green in the photos on the rights), it took just once each, despite the language barrier, for this six year old to learn Read More…

April 17: Helping Balinese kids…to be kids

Posted in Bali on April 18, 2012

Bali has a way of wowing you with the beautiful scenery and the facade that you’re exposed to traveling around the countryside. Not everyone seems poor. In fact, poverty is not as in your face as I expected. As we drove down the roads, we saw small, road-side family businesses, service shops for scooters, and Read More…

April 16: Delievering the gift of sight

Posted in Bali on April 18, 2012

If you had to prioritize your list of life’s concerns, where would you place your personal health on that list? For many, it’s most likely somewhere near the top. Unfortunately, for many of the Balinese people, life presents so many other concerns that health usually falls to the bottom. We kept this in mind when Read More…

April 13: Making memories with the Untal Untal girls

Posted in Bali on April 14, 2012

Wednesday night we went to Kuta – a main Bali tourist spot – for a going away dinner for Wayne from Developing World Connections. It was outstanding the difference between here and where we are staying near the orphanage Untal Untal. Immediately everything was more Westernized – lots of nice stores, bars and restaurants.  I Read More…

April 9: Bridging the digital gap begins today!

Posted in Bali on April 11, 2012

After an orientation session this morning the group got rolling on our technology project. The two HP servers were cracked open and the process of creating virtual machines was underway. Kevin O’Neal led the way with Bill McCluskey getting some real world practice. Tim Taylor and Candice Garner set off to buy some cable and Read More…

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