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Comfort Left Behind

When I boarded the plane that would be transporting our mission team to Dakar, Senegal, I knew that I was temporarily kissing the comforts of America goodbye.  Little did I understand what it meant to be journeying miles away from any fragment of familiar culture.  The entire eight hours of the flight were spent in an unprofitable effort to sleep, instead of anticipating the life changing...

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The Power of Corn

I live in Jacksonville, Florida, which happens to be the largest city (land wise) in the United States of America. With this in mind, one can imagine the culture shock I experienced when on our way to my cousin’s wedding in Chicago my family made a three day stop at exit 212 off I-57 in Tuscola, Illinois, otherwise known as a podunk farm town in the middle of nowhere. My mom was the reason...

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Spring Break in the Euge

When most people think of a college student’s spring break, they imagine bikini-clad youths, basking in the sun on the beaches of Miami, or drunken kids stumbling around Cabo holding open Coronas and wearing shirts stained with fresh puke. Now, while a week of drunken mistakes sounds very appealing to me, I embarked on a different journey for my spring vacation. Instead of packing up my bikini,...

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Frat Parties and Oregon Rain: Spring Break in the Euge

When most people think of a college student’s spring break, they imagine bikini-clad youths, basking in the sun on the beaches of Miami, or drunken kids stumbling around Cabo holding open Coronas and wearing shirts stained with fresh puke. Now, while a week of drunken mistakes sounds very appealing to me, I embarked on a different journey for my spring vacation. Instead of packing up my bikini,...

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