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NBA XPLOR 2018-19 Hiram-Mantua House: Fortune Cookies

NBA XPLOR Hiram-Mantua House   |   March 25, 2019
Issac Ackerman and Valeria Bejar, XPLOR 2018-19 Residents in Hiram-Mantua, OhioIssac Ackerman and Valeria Bejar, XPLOR 2018-19 Residents in Hiram-Mantua, Ohio

Valeria Bejar and Isaac Ackerman, NBA XPLOR 2018-19 Residents in Hiram-Mantua, Ohio, say: "We have so many things to be thankful for in our year of XPLOR! The fortune cookie is a fun way to tell someone you’re thankful while also remembering that we all have an important story!"

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(Information about the fortune cookie was found in Jennifer Lee’s 2008 New York Times Articles “Solving a Riddle Wrapped in a Mystery Inside a Cookie” and  “Fortune Cookies are really from Japan”. The recipe is adapted from fifteen spatulas website here, www.fifteenspatulas.com/fortune-cookies)


NBA XPLOR is a 10-month service residency opportunity for young adults ages 21-30, with the purpose of empowering young adults to discern and develop a “heart for care” as they live together in simple community, engage in direct service and justice work, engage in leadership development, and discern their vocational calls to honor the various communities they are called to serve. Learn more and apply at nbacares.org/xplor.

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Ben Bohren has been working with NBA on Young Adult Ministries since 2012.
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