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  • Scared, nervous, excited, and a little fearful. Everything was so surreal and I couldn't wrap my head around it all. It was actually happening, I was finally going to Israel on my very first missions trip. I would be gone from my family for 14 days, the longest I have ever been away, and to top...

  • When I was sixteen, I had the opportunity to travel to Austria with my father and many of my relatives for my aunt’s birthday. I was excited, not only to visit another country, but to escape from high school drama and the failing health of my grandmother. I couldn’t wait to spend time with all my...

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  • In the past couple of years I have traveled with my Youth Group to New York on a mission trip. We didn't just help people out we had fun while doing it too! July 23, 2006: All 26 of us climbed on into an American Airlines plane. Off we went to NYC, the city that never sleeps.  While in New York we...

  • When asked about my time in Mexico, my first response is, “Where do I start?” Mexico was a time of bold adventures and golden memories. My trip to the Yucatan was not a pleasure cruise, but a class mission’s trip with my junior classmates. While there, my eyes were opened to a different kind of...

  • From July 15 to July 21, 2012 I, along with other students from Saint Ignatius went to Mississippi for a service trip. We stayed in Walls, Mississippi, which is the poorest County in the United States. We worked with the Sacred Heart Southern Missions, which is a foundation that helps families...

  • One of my most eye-opening, self-discovering experiences took place less than two hours away from my hometown; I felt the distance sorely nonetheless. I was accepted into an acting program at the New York Conservatory for Dramatic Arts in Manhattan, and I was to spend a month in New York while I...

  • “Attention passengers, we have now arrived in New York City.” Looking out the window seeing nothing but skyscrapers, now finally understanding that they actually do scrape the sky. A completely different city than my hometown Dallas, Texas. Not a single residential house in sight, just endless rows...

  •               When I was sixteen years old, my grandmother took me and my siblings to Hawaii for my eldest sister’s graduation present. Before we left I was optimistic at how relaxing it will be just sitting by the beach all day. We resided at the Embassy Suites on Wakiki Beach Walk. The location...

  • When the youth asked me to accompany them as their Translator to Honduras, I was thrilled; we would be staying in a family-run hostel called El Cortijo Del Lago up in the mountains, in Guama, Honduras.      After landing in San Pedra Sula, we were picked up, and shown the city. Two things different...

  • The bus took us to many impressive sights that day; geysers spraying water and steam like enormous earthbound teapots, thundering waterfalls cascading into fresh, pure rivers, the cavernous crack of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. But nothing could outshine the ethereal beauty of the Blue Lagoon, just...

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