Category Archives: Applicant

Posts made during the Peace Corps Applicant period

Our Travel Agenda

We have gotten new information on our upcoming travels.  This is what we know so far: Thursday, March 31st: We will fly to Philadelphia.  At 6 pm that evening we register for the “staging” event at our hotel. Friday:  We … Continue reading

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Final Days

It has been almost 18 months since this all began, and now we have less than a week before we leave for Peace Corps service in Botswana.  We have had to demonstrate a lot of patience during that time.  Patience … Continue reading

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It’s a God thing

I am frequently asked, “What made you decide to join the Peace Corps?”  The short answer is, “It’s a God thing.” When I was a little girl in elementary school, and started learning about foreign countries with other languages, I … Continue reading

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Packing for two years with an 80 lb limit

We have less than one month before we leave to begin our Peace Corps service.  Yesterday we received the “Staging” email from the Peace Corps with our travel itinerary.  Getting this email really made our day.  It is the last … Continue reading

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We almost lost Botswana…

How a minor medical condition almost ended our chance to serve with the Peace Corps in Botswana.  It was a roller-coaster ride, with a happy ending! We received our invitation to serve in Botswana back in October.  Right before Christmas, … Continue reading

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AIDS 101… Volunteering for AID Atlanta

Since the Peace Corps will be assigning us to the HIV/AIDS Capacity Building project in Botswana, Tish and I are trying to learn all we can about HIV/AIDS.  To that end we have looked for volunteer opportunities here in Atlanta … Continue reading

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The Holidays…. aka The Mobley Farewell Tour

All of the big things have been done.  We have received the invitation to serve, the house is sold, and our stuff is in storage.  We still have many smaller details left to take care of, but much of that … Continue reading

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You are doing what? No way, really?

I never know how people will react to things.  I am happy to report that during the last year while we have been in the application process, whenever we told people that we were joining the Peace Corps, the response … Continue reading

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