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Saw a Bald Eagle in Kirkland today. Have a GREAT day! #Eagle #Kirkland #sky

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User Image wesdunn Posted: Nov 19, 2017 2:30 AM (UTC)
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A four hour drive from Antigua, Guatemala lies a small city called Retalhuleu. 20 minutes further down a paved road, and another 35 minutes down a rocky dirt road lies a very small community that the locals call Las Cruces. It’s surrounded by sugar cane fields and nearly impossible to find on a map. Only a very few of the families there have a version of electricity, no formalized plumbing, no clean water, but everyone has smile. For the past week that’s where I’ve been helping to drill a well, teach hygiene and talk about Jesus. •

Before I left LA, I showed Winston a map of where we were headed, “There are lots and lots of kids there, buddy, and they do not have clean water and so we are going to help them find water.” When I had a moment to Facetime he would ask, “Daddy, did you find water?”
“Almost son, almost.”

It was an exciting moment to call and tell him, “Buddy! Today we found water! It was WAY down there!” “Daddy, was it like 101 feet of water?” “More!”
“Was it like 126 feet of water?”
“It was 161 feet of water and it sprayed out so fast that it knocked a kid down!”

When we first pumped out the water, all of the kids ran over in amazement. When they saw that the water was clear one of the boys shouted, and then another, and then another, until they all were shouting in chorus, “Agua Limpia! Agua Limpia! Agua Limpia!” (clean water)
It was an incredibly moving moment. •

Immediately after, celebratory water fight broke out and each one sought out their weapon of choice - a bucket, a bowl or a hardhat that could be used to drench each other.
Everyone was soaked. Everyone was happy. We found water.
User Image wesdunn Posted: Oct 29, 2017 3:33 PM (UTC)
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This book has been a journey and an adventure.

Like all great journeys, they are best traveled with friends - and many friends have played so many parts in this project. From website, to launch parties, to social posts and introductions and going out on a limb etc etc etc. I am so grateful for so many who have helped to play a part. •
And like all adventures, there are twists and turns. Big moves forward and discouraging set backs. But that’s what makes it an adventure, right? •
This world, and our children have never needed this message of character, diversity, justice and generosity like they do now - summed up in the phrase from the book, “everyone is welcome at your lunch table.”

If you have already picked up a copy or multiple copies of You Are My Boy, thank you! If you have yet to get one or twenty-seven copies, check the link in bio. And let’s get this message of hope to others. •
User Image wesdunn Posted: Oct 23, 2017 3:48 PM (UTC)
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She’s my pumpkin.
User Image wesdunn Posted: Oct 14, 2017 2:38 PM (UTC)
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Here is another unreleased drawing/sketch from You Are My Boy - I guess this means we should do an LA book launch party?
User Image wesdunn Posted: Oct 13, 2017 6:11 PM (UTC)
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Anyone can raise a hero.
User Image wesdunn Posted: Oct 12, 2017 2:04 AM (UTC)
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I’ve always been a big fan of education. Partly because I loved learning, and partly because my dad has been a teacher almost all of my life. (Imagine being sent to the principal’s office, who then calls your dad who is also a teacher at the school...This happened a *few* times.)
This signed copy of You Are My Boy is going to Manchester Elementary school in South Central LA where my dad has been a teacher for quite some time. He got into teaching to make a difference and I hope this little book is an encouragement to many of Manchester’s students. Go Tigers!
User Image wesdunn Posted: Oct 8, 2017 9:33 PM (UTC)
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I’m just a very normal guy doing my best to raise a 5 year old boy (& our beautiful 8 month old daughter!) I’m far from perfect. Far from “figured it out.” But I do believe this will help a lot of parents.

I’m incredibly honored to partner with @YouVersion to provide this interactive You Are My Boy devotional for free. •

Open the @YouVersion Bible app, select Plans, search “You Are My Boy,” select Begin Plan.

I hope you enjoy!
User Image wesdunn Posted: Oct 3, 2017 3:23 PM (UTC)
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Winston and I had the great honor of doing our very first reading of You Are My Boy to a group of family and friends this past weekend in Seattle. •

I’m so grateful for the generosity of our hosts to design and make this happen. I’m also incredibly grateful to the friends and family who have encouraged this project along, and changed their plans last minute to come celebrate the book launch with us. (One friend drove up from Portland but accidentally got the days wrong and came a day early, and still drove back the next night!) I don’t know where this book will go, but the dream remains: to help a lot of adults to speak life and identity into their boys. •

Next on the horizon, I’ve partnered with YouVersion, (the makers of the Bible app) to create a free You Are My Boy devotional. Available soon!

If you have yet to get a copy of You Are My Boy, head over to Amazon and search You Are My Boy (or click link in bio)
User Image wesdunn Posted: Sep 30, 2017 3:35 PM (UTC)
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My Winston boy turns 5 today!
This film picture is from his first birthday! He’s grown so much since then. I love him to pieces! How can you not?!?
Happy Birthday Winston!
User Image wesdunn Posted: Sep 30, 2017 2:58 PM (UTC)
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EVERYONE! Today is the day!
Today is Winston’s 5th birthday! •
Which also means that it is also the official launch day of You Are My Boy!

Huge thank you to the extremely talented @cubbygraham for your friendship and support of You Are My Boy. Honored to call Cubby a friend!
User Image wesdunn Posted: Sep 30, 2017 12:41 AM (UTC)
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Thank you so much @myrkadellanos for the opportunity to share about You Are My Boy with your community. Always a pleasure to spend time with you and grateful for your heart to help humanity.
(Swipe right 👉🏼 for the full story or you can see it via Myrka’s FB page)
User Image wesdunn Posted: Sep 29, 2017 2:20 PM (UTC)
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We scheduled a trip to Seattle before we chose tomorrow as You Are My Boy book launch day. So here we go! Full weekend ahead with extended family and friends!
Ps- Here’s an extra photo I drew that didn’t make it into the book.
User Image wesdunn Posted: Sep 29, 2017 4:17 AM (UTC)
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Our dear friends Simon & Bethany’s baby boy, Phoenix, is at Children’s Hospital. Phoenix is recovering from a surgery to remove an abnormality on his intestines - and he is such a fighter. We prayed for him last night and again tonight. If you pray, it would be great if you would join me in praying for his continued health and recovery. •
I’m reminded that many children, adults, humans, here in LA are suffering. Some that we see. And some that we don’t see. And people who are suffering need hope, mercy and Grace. •
And thank you to those who spend years studying in college so that kids like Phoenix can be loved and cared for.
User Image wesdunn Posted: Sep 27, 2017 7:56 PM (UTC)
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Steve and Jamie have been such faithful friends to Vanessa and I. Thank you Steve for your friendship & support! Means the world! •

@sinclairandmoore @jamiesmoore
User Image wesdunn Posted: Sep 26, 2017 10:39 PM (UTC)
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A few of the topics covered by my new book: You Are My Boy. Available Sept 30 on Amazon. :)
User Image wesdunn Posted: Sep 25, 2017 4:12 PM (UTC)
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You can run from your week or run into your week!
Happy Monday from a Happy Girl!
User Image wesdunn Posted: Sep 21, 2017 10:48 PM (UTC)
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You are My Boy is the story of a young boy learning who he is and who he is not. It all began as bedtime stories told to my son, Winston. This book will help all adults teach young boys about boldness, adventure, character, diversity and identity.
Available Sept 30 on Amazon.
User Image wesdunn Posted: Sep 8, 2017 2:18 AM (UTC)
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Ok! The first You Are My Boy copy is in! •

I know that this will help so many families and adults speak to young boys about adventure, identity, generosity & diversity.

If you want to join the book launch team, check the link in bio!
User Image wesdunn Posted: Aug 28, 2017 3:34 PM (UTC)
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Environment is incredibly powerful. •
Environment has to be created before seeds can be given a chance to flourish. No matter how great a seed is, if you put a good seed in bad soil, or no soil, that seed will struggle to ever grow to the full ability of the DNA within it. •
Even in the story of creation, God spoke light, and then oceans and the soil ever before he created plants and seeds to be a part of those environments. •
But... put a good seed in good soil? It's a wrap. It can grow to the full extent of all that it was created to be. •
One of my greatest desires for our kids is to create environments, and continually place them in environments, where they can grow, thrive, see the needs of their world and to go and make a difference in their world. •
I hope that you are surrounded by an environment that encourages you and builds you up. If not, I hope that you have the strength to make a change or to be the change, because you were created to grow and flourish.
User Image wesdunn Posted: Aug 23, 2017 1:28 AM (UTC)
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