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  • VBS: Vacation Bible School. In other words, the challenge at which a group of brave souls attempts to present the Gospel in a fun manner to a large group of crazy, excited, squirmy children. Ok, so it’s not as scary as it sounds; it’s actually really fun. But when you are in a foreign country such...

  •  I went to Guatemala for the second time August 12-26. I went with my church youth group and some youth leaders. I had went the previous August and it changed my life. I didn't really know what to expect the second year. The plan was to do a SST[Season of Service and Training] where we got our...

  •      My make*a*wish experience all started in 2006.  I was diagnosed with osteosarcoma, or bone cancer.  I went through chemo treatment for a year and a half.  About six months after I finished, I went on my Make*a*Wish trip to Disneyland in California.  I wanted to go there ever since I was a...

  •  On my tenth birthday, my mom and her husband, Duane, took me to Clear Lake. By that time we were still living in California, and we had bought an RV, and rented jetskIis. This was the first time we got to use the RV, it just so happened to be my birthday. We spent hours driving there, but I don'...

  •           My mother had always dreamed of going to England ever since she was a little girl. Some thirty or more years later, that time had finally come. My mother was taking the family to England. At first I was a little skeptical. I had no idea what to expect from another country. Will I like...

    Tags: Europe
  • I was given the opportunity to study Chinese in China two summers ago with an Irvine Valley College teacher and fifteen other students. They ranged from fourteen to fifty years old, all with a passion to learn a new language. Spending one month in China intensively studying every weekday from eight...

    Tags: Asia
  • In the summer of 2006, I went on the trip of a lifetime. My aunt and uncle took me to Paris, France for eight days. I look back on this trip and I do not even think of it as a vacation, I think of it as an experience of a lifetime. We started our trip like any other -- a six hour plane ride and a...

    Tags: Europe
  • Nervously awaiting to be checked by the security guards at the McNamara terminal at the Detroit Metro Airport, my heart raced. This was going to be to the second time I had ever ridden on an airplane; my first trip internationally. After making it through security, we had about two hours to wait...

    Tags: Europe
  • This past year I was on a competitive cheer team that competes several times throughout the year. We have competed in Anaheim quite a few times, and we have also competed at the Cox Arena, Sports Arena (IPAY One center) and many other places. Throughout the year, I have always had my mom there with...

  • A family of three is going for a boat ride down the Niagara River. They are enjoying themselves when suddenly an unthinkable thing happens. The motor on their boat quits working. Normally this would not be a big deal because another boat could come pick you up. However, on this particular day,...

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