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  • In April of 2010, I went with my school, Greater Atlanta Christian School, to Kenya, Africa for a mission trip. We partnered with 410 Bridge, an organization that takes groups over to villages in Africa.  We were lucky enough to meet the beautiful people of Ngammba. Traveling with a group of 40...

    Tags: Africa
  • In the spring of 2006, my family, some close friends and I, went on a trip to one of the seven wonders of the world, the Grand Canyon. We ran into our share of road blocks, but we took our lemons and squeezed all the juice out of them that we could. From a long list of trips, that was the most...

  • At age fifteen, I found myself on a plane with my family taking a fourteen-hour flight from JFK Airport into Ben Gurion Airport in Israel. After my freshman year of high school, no reward could have been greater than my parents allowing me to visit my aunt, uncle, and eight cousins in a religious...

  • During the summer of 2008 I traveled to the Choctaw Reservation located in Mississippi.  My church goes there every summer to teach Vacation Bible School to the Choctaw children for a week.  Before we go we have to raise money, attend meetings, and volunteer.  That part alone taught me about...

  • I woke up to one of San Francisco’s foggy summer mornings, already excited about going to Boracay, Philippines. My mom was stirring anxiously, readying me for the trip. After an uneasy goodbye with my parents, I joined my cousin and uncle on a 16-hour plane ride to the Diosdado Macapagal...

    Tags: Asia
  • Nowadays, it seems impossible to come across someone who doesn’t have internet or an iPod. The technology and modern luxuries that we have are abundant. However, for three summers now, I have put aside the basic comforts of life to work with people living in extreme poverty. Annually, a group from...

  • My mom always used to tell me stories about when she was little and my grandma and grandpa would pile all their children into their car and drive around the country camping and enjoying the scenery. I always loved to hear those stories and imagined myself riding along with them, watching the world...

  •  I remember it is been a year since my family’s resettlement from Mobile, Alabama to Houston, Texas. I humbly thank my parents who brought me to this sunbelt state, a place where I found my confidence, where I discovered my opportunities to many achievements, where I met my best friends, and at...

  • With a forceful surge of energy, I heaved myself up out of the chilling water, and collapsed onto the closest bench. The whole snorkel-boat shook -- “ though admittedly, it was scarcely more than a large white dinghy, having a maximum capacity of perhaps eight passengers. Gulping in the warm Baja...

    Tags: Caribbean
  • In the summer of 2007 I had the privilege to travel to the island of Jamaica, and work in the mountain at Bethel Christian Mission. I traveled with the First Family Church that is in Ankeny Iowa. Our goal was to implement a leadership training session in the town of Newport Jamaica. Our leaders...

    Tags: Caribbean

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