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Family Christmas

Christmas eve with family.

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This Day Will Also Pass

Isaac and Zachary on ice

There’s always that day when we look out the window and something has changed. Here in the north it could be the first snow or on this day it was the lake freezing over. During the night it had dipped to -20c and the lake froze to a perfect skating rink. It seemed like you […]

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My Dad The Preacher

My dad, Pentti Leppanen, preaching in 1980s

The image was taken in the late 70s or early 80s. The church looks like Bethel in Lake Worth, Florida. He was the pastor at the Finnish church in Lake Worth, now called Kotikirkko and can be found at 1510 High Ridge Road. He served there from 1975 to 1980. The audio is from 1984, […]

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African Music Fundraiser

In the village next to us is a small church group who are meeting in a space that they have […]

In Africa

Family in Nairobi at Giraffe Center

Even though a few hours away there are tourist lodges that cost $1000 per night, life here is a different […]

Movin’ To Bulamba

Sam in Tanzania looking at a photo album

In October 2012 we are heading to Africa for an extended stay. If all works out we will be living […]


Family Christmas

Christmas eve with family.

Canadian Lynx

Canadian Lynx on Two Island Lake - photo Zachary Leppanen

This Canadian Lynx was only a few hundred feet from our home. There was a second one close by.



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