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The Dominican Republic: Changing Lives

     When our team leader told us our first mission work experience was going to be a visit to Pasitos de Jesus girls orphanage; I remained trapped in my timid and overly cautious state...

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Hope For Cambiaso

In late July of 2014, I retracted back to my “home” village in the Dominican Republic for a week. By joining the Village Mountain Mission the year before with my mom, and building homes for impoverished...

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Juan Dolio

On an oppressively hot day in mid-July, armed with hundreds of hastily assembled ham sandwiches and bundles of clothes, I climbed on a bus and rode with thirty other students through the dusty switchbacks...

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Wrong Turn Made Right

        During the summer of 2012 I had the opportunity to travel from my suburban town in Minnesota to Chicago with my youth group from church. We...

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Tropical Paradise, Elephant Rides and… Cultural Discovery?

 After a mentally and physically exhausting two week mission trip, my team and I were beyond ready to enjoy some well-earned fun in the city of Chaig Mai, Thailand. That morning we...

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Jammin To A Different Rhythm

When you hear the name, "Jamaica," do you see white sandy beaches and beautiful blue...

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Unexpected Beauty

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Ecstatic Elijah

“First we’ll have to cross crocodile pond, and then we’ll go up ice mountain,” little Elijah said, as he clasped my hand tightly and started to sprint across the gym. The five year old was one...

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Asante (Thank You)

Journal Entry Day 5:             “As I step off the bus into an unknown desolate, I...

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The Trip That Has Forever Changed My Life

Most people look at the world as this picture perfect place where everyone lives a life either the same or better...

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