This summer, I had the great opportunity to go on a mission trip to
I honestly had no idea that
I remember rounding I-794 and taking in the view of the buildings against the sky. I seem to fall in love with every city I travel to – I live just twenty minutes from
Our group teamed up with an organization called YouthWorks, which has many sites across the nation ideal for middle and high school mission trips. The
One evening, we passed over what the locals call “the longest bridge in the world.” In reality it isn’t very long, but is named due to the two communities it bridges. On one side is a densely African American neighborhood, and on the other is a completely Hispanic district. Crossing that bridge feels like stepping into a completely different world. The road my small group traveled every morning was quite colorful and engaging. We always passed a gyro stand, multiple barber shops and many other stores with signs we couldn’t read. It was a cultural experience that rivaled the things I’ve seen in
The picture I’ve included is from one of our evening activities. We went to an organization that reaches out to many homeless and hungry people in the city. The man who runs the place became a motivational speaker for our group. He encouraged us to be loud about our faith and to rejoice in the Lord. The photo captures a moment in which we all let loose, screaming “hallelujah” and sharing our joy for the world to hear. It was a truly moving experience and embodied the attitude of the trip, as well as the city.
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