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    In the world, there are a lot of great places to spend the summer.  A lot of people choose locations inside the US; therefore, failing to think outside the "box."  Outside the "box," in Southeast Poland, located at the foot of Europe's oldest mountain range, the ÅšwiÄ™tokrzyski Mountains, rests a...

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    During the summer of 2009, just before my fourteenth birthday, I traveled to New Orleans, Louisiana with my pastor, a fellow church member, and several teens and pastors from local churches for a Christian teen gathering known as “Jesus, Justice, Jazz”. Over 37,000 church members from around the...

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    "Instead of Tijuana, Mexico...we will be driving to Denver, Colorado!" These words met a chorus of unsuppressed groans. A missions trip to Denver, Colorado sounded about as useless and boring as staying home. My entire youth group thought the same thing: what work could we possibly do in Denver? If...

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    The three hour train to New York left the station when the air was still crisp and new at seven in the morning. My mom, two aunts, three cousins and I had our overnight bags packed to the brim, ready for the next two November days to be spent in Times Square. Penn station on a Friday morning in...

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    As we approached the gate a great deal of chatter was emerging from our tour group. Our tour guide had explained that we would have an emotional experience unlike any other we’ve ever had. We continued walking till we reached the creaking gate. As the gate was pushed open a wave of silence had...

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    This past summer I got the amazing opportunity to go to the Bahamas. My dad had been planning this trip for months; no words could describe my anticipation as we checked in at Fort Lauderdale, Florida. The day we set off was flawless: the mid-70s weather was complimented by a gentle ocean breeze...

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    There was a subtle change in the soothing, warm air.  I could tell I was no longer standing in the vast prairies of Kansas.  The sound of traffic filled the atmosphere with a continuous, frantic buzz.  Men and women of all ages, wearing repugnant clothing, were flailing their arms at yellow...

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      Competitive Sports dictates my family vacations.  Between baseball, basketball and volleyball, we have traveled to many places we would have NEVER chosen.  So, this summer, as usual, we traveled to a small town, New Iberia, Louisiana for the AAU baseball championships.  Loading our vehicle to...

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    My mother's family is ethnically Samoan, so for Christmas 2004, we went to American Samoa to visit family. Upon arrival, I was upset. I was a 13 year old girl in a place with no malls and one movie theatre and no cable. However, after spending a few weeks there with my family, I was severely...

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