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5 Minutes with Eileen Purkeypile

Name: Eileen Purkeypile

Title: Coordinator, Membership Services

Start Date at PTPI: February, 2011

Eileen Purkeypile

1. Where all have you lived in the world?

Southern Mexico (Tabasco & Chiapas)
Eagle Pass, Texas
Keene, Texas
Santa Cruz, Bolivia
Linwood, Kansas

2. What has been your favorite travel experience?

Yemen! I visited friends who word for the Adventist Development and Relief Agency (ADRA). During my month-long trip I visited projects like assistance centers and refugee camps. The food was wonderful, the people were great and the country was beautiful. It was one of the best experiences of my life!

3. If you could pick anywhere in the world to volunteer for a year, where would it be?

I would go back to Bolivia and volunteer with Children With Hope again.

4. Do you like to cook?  What is your favorite thing to make?

Yes – Mexican food! I always enjoy recreating my mom’s dishes like green enchiladas, calabacita con pollo, salsas, etc.

5. What is your favorite song?

Andrew Peterson – Land of the Free

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3 Responses to “5 Minutes with Eileen Purkeypile”

  1. Rebecca Nunn - PTPI says:

    Great to have you at PTPI Eileen!

  2. Sonia Neave says:

    Eileen! Always is great listen about your activities, you’re wonderful!

  3. Cindy Spake - PTPI says:

    What a great 5 minutes, Eileen! We’re glad to have you as our neighbor at this end of the office!

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