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Family spends winter helping in Afghanistan

Jessie Chapin and her husband, Dave, with their three children Aven, 2,  Hrothgar, 6, Naija, 8, at Scout Island last spring in the family photo taken for their story in the 2011 edition of the Tribune’s summer feature edition Casual Country - Gaeil Farrar photo
Jessie Chapin and her husband, Dave, with their three children Aven, 2, Hrothgar, 6, Naija, 8, at Scout Island last spring in the family photo taken for their story in the 2011 edition of the Tribune’s summer feature edition Casual Country
— image credit: Gaeil Farrar photo

Quintet Plus choir leader Jessie Chapin, her husband Dave, and their three children, Aven, Hrothgar, and Naija, are spending this winter in Afghanistan.

The family arrived in Afghanistan earlier this week where Dave is working as an aircraft maintenance mechanic.

“We just arrived yesterday and are loving it as well as the team we’re serving with,” Jessie said in an e-mail from Afghanistan received by the Tribune Wednesday.

She says they are working with a Christian non-government organization that is doing humanitarian work in logistics (aircraft) and information technologies. She says the organization was in desperate need of aircraft mechanics and they were able to go to Afghanistan during the winter because most of Dave’s work here is during the summer months.

Jessie says she has recently been learning a lot about Afghanistan and the work there is something she feels quite passionate about.

 

Debbie Browning, the accompanist for Quintet Plus, is leading the choir until the family returns to the lakecity at the end of May.

 

 

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