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  •    It is a situation that caused me to see much impact because so many children in such precarious conditions, we feel like we can help not only with money but with food, clothing, shoes, etc.., Without neglecting the environment in which these people live and places that are unhealthy,...

  • In the summer of 2008, my mother, church friends and I were going on a road trip from San Bernardino, California to Wichita, Kansas for a Lao Church Conference. It was my first time taking a long road trip, so I was stoked. The first state we visited was Arizona; it was not a very pleasant state to...

  • This past summer I went to New Orleans, Louisiana and helped the victims of Hurricane Katrina. Many of the people in need were still homeless and did not even have the basic necessities needed for survival. Before traveling to New Orleans, I had never experienced poverty. When our youth group...

  • The guide’s hand shot up, his fingers slowly curling into a fist.  I grasped the side-rail of our two-seater mud buggy, bracing for Josiah to disengage the gas and hit the squeaky brake pedal.  We were the first buggy behind the guide, and seconds later all fifteen of us were in a long, humming,...

  • All school year, students are looking forward to spring break. Spring break is the last week off before the ever beloved summer vacation. It is a week to hang out with your friends and just have fun without the hassle of school work. Many families, including mine, go on a trip for the week to...

  •     If your heart tells you to try something new, never ignore it because it might as well be more than what you wanted. To start off an adventurous summer vacation, my family and I took the advantage of the warm weather and headed out on a trip to Lake George, NY which is situated in the...

  • Oscar Wilde called it the most sacred place in Rome, nestled in the shadows of that strange, out-of-place pyramid-- the tomb of Keats. Walking along the streets of, not just Rome, but Roman Rome, home of the inhabitants, the true Italians. We had just visited the Keats-Shelley house in that...

  • As you fly into China from 39,000 feet in the air, the first distinctions you see from uniform Arctic plains and empty Mongolian steppes are thin tendrils of towns connected by single roads that line the country’s northernmost plain. Continuing south, rice paddies climb the hills in broad,...

    Tags: Asia, China, Exploring
  • Can one simply be at peace? Some may believe that this question might lie deep in the cryptic mountains and far away from society. I, for one, have discovered the presence of peace and tranquility. Who could’ve imagined that I would come across this state of mind while on vacation? The day we...

    Tags: Europe
  • You’ve heard: Everyone is “one of a kind”. No matter how many times we have been told, most people reject the celebration of diversity. Like many, the importance of individuality was never obvious to me. I had meandered through life attempting to assimilate, trying to dial down any novelty about...

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