• John’s Journal: Journeys in Life

    Our new year began with the joyous event of the marriage of our son Jack and Curtis Moeller. The ceremony and celebration were in Mesa, Arizona. Curtis’s family came from Missouri, and the Farrell’s arrived from Hong Kong, California, Virginia, NY and NH. It was the first time all our children had been together in […]

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  • Club News: Building Bridges of Hope

    Bridges of Peace and Hope would like to celebrate our BoPHoper’s and partners around the world who are doing their best to make a difference in so many fun and exciting ways! Congratulations to East Ridge Middle School, their Annual Thanksgiving Pie Sale raised $2,500 for Mukwashi Trust School!     Thank you to AIS Vienna, […]

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  • 100 Day Celebrations Around the World

    A school John visited this week was celebrating their 100th Day of School! This is a popular observance in many schools around the world. Students and teachers have fun participating in a variety of Math, Art, Writing and other learning activities. One of John’s songs titled “How Much is 100?” includes the question, “How much is […]

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  • Mukwashi Trust School 2020 School Year Starts!

    January 2020, Mukwashi Trust School began their thirteenth school year offering classes from Pre-K through Grade 12. The start of a new school year is filled with energy and promise and students at MTS are wasting no time in their education efforts. Campus improvements include the now operational girls sanitation block and new chalkboard desk […]

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  • Mukwashi Mini Newsletter 2019: A Year of Promise

    A Visit From Mukwashi Alumni The members of this glowing group are some of the first students who started at Mukwashi in 2006: they represent the strength and success of our school community. None of them began with any of the stuff people in high income countries think matters, but they all have tons of […]

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  • John Visits the Heroes of Paradise

                    In October I had the privilege of singing at the California State Reading Conference in Sacramento. At the conference, CRA honored the Teacher Heroes from Paradise. This brave group of teachers received a standing ovation for their heroism during and after the November 8, 2018 Camp Fire that destroyed […]

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  • Farrell Firsts This Thanksgiving

    November 28, will be my first Thanksgiving as a grandfather. It will also be Ella’s first birthday, an appropriate coincidence. To Ella, I am known as “Pop,” the same name my father was called by some of his more than 50 grand and great grandchildren. It will be many years before Ella knows how much love and joy she’s […]

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  • AIS Danbury Press Patriotic Palms at Filosa Home

    On Wednesday, June 12th, the AIS Bridges of Peace and Hope Club took a trip to Filosa Nursing Home in Danbury to celebrate Flag Day and create an intergenerational handprint flag. John Farrell made a guest appearance and accompanied residents and students who sang multiple patriotic songs! The students visited with the residents and painted […]

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  • New Club in Edmeston on a Mission to Microfinance the Future!

    The Edmeston Central School District Interact Club, a high school service club sponsored and supported by the Rotary Club of Edmeston, New York, recently became a Bridges of Peace and Peace and Hope Club. Since it started 12 years ago, the club has made many microfinance loans through Kiva.org to help people in other countries […]

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  • John’s Summer Journal

    The changing seasons, the end of another school year, and a special Bridges of Peace and Hope anniversary are all reminders of the passage of time. In July of 2009 we officially received our 501c3 non-profit certificate and Bridges of Peace and Hope was born. That was 10 years ago. In some ways that seems […]

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