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Submitted photos Volunteers and Peruvians gather in front of a building in Chimbote, Peru, that they cooperated together to build during a recent mission trip.

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A group of volunteers from St. James Basilica returned recently from a mission trip to Chimbote, Peru, where they rebuilt homes, delivered beds and stoves and helped a variety of people living in poverty.


“The spirit of the people is just amazing,” said Paulette Webb, one of those who went on the trip. “They have little, but are rich in so many other things.”

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Kari Lucin
Kari Lucin joined the Grand Forks Herald as a multimedia producer in August 2014. Previously, she worked for a few years at the Jamestown Sun in Jamestown, N.D., as a staff writer, and prior to that, for about six years as staff writer and later online content coordinator, at the Daily Globe in Worthington, Minn. A graduate of Jackson County Central High School and Augsburg College, she has a bachelor's degree in philosophy and English. Find more of her writing at her blog, Oh Look, a Shiny Thing! or on Twitter at @karilucin.
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