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  • After a ten hour drive across California, Nevada, and into Utah, it is always nice to step out of the car and take in the fresh mountain air. At a quick stop, on the way into Salt Lake City to pick up my older brother, Danny, my family drove through Zion National Park, a gorgeous piece of land...

  • Dhanyabaad is a word that I used so much in only two weeks. Dhanyabaad mean thank you in Tharu and the people of Dhurzhanna, Nepal had me using it so much with their outrageous kindness. Living in Dhurzhanna for two weeks was extremely different from living in New York City. Everyone greeted me...

  • Six thirty a.m. Sitting in my seat, looking out the window, scared to death. The sun was just beginning to shine on the city of Wichita, Kansas. We weren’t moving yet and I was dreading the moment when we would. Then, I heard the roar of the engines starting up. It was Saturday, April 24, 2010...

  • Finding Heart in the Desert             Picture yourself sleeping in a room with no roof, pulling weeds in one hundred degree weather, and finding lizards in your bed sheets. Top that off with nearly all communication around you in silence.  What you are imagining right now is exactly where I...

  • Sometimes water is thicker than blood. Sometimes the lines between families and friends can be blurred into something beautiful. Sometimes it is not just about a day at the beach, but what came of the moments shared between people. This is the story about my second family. This account begins...

  • The best times in anyone’s life can occur when they least expect it. In the midst of what I thought was the worst experience in the summer of 2009, I found a new perspective of life and re-evaluated my definition of beauty. My trip to Fall Creek Falls, with my Governor’s School Class was mind...

  • Summer of 2008, I found myself in the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere. Not entirely cognizant of what I had gotten myself into, I boarded a plane to Managua, Nicaragua with $40 in my hand (roughly 720 córdobas). This poverty and crime stricken country was the place I decided to...

  • My mom and I found out about the organization Church on the Street from a member of our church who had done mission work in Atlanta recently. He began planning an all church mission trip to work with Church on the Street and the homeless of Atlanta. I was excited and nervous to be going on this...

  • It wasn’t until this trip, that I thought of traveling as something I’d like to do before I got old. Before this life changing vacation, I had only been out of the country once before. When I was nine, I went to the Philippines with my family. My mom and all of her brothers and sisters were born...

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  •    Growing up in a small town has its limitations, and for this single reason, even at a young age, I craved to see what was outside my small town in Michigan. I wanted to learn about and experience other countries and their cultures first hand; I wanted to go to all the places I had seen in...

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