It is fundraising season again! The fundraising process this year is not going the way I had planned. I thought I would know the ropes better this year because of my experience from last year. I thought that I would be able to get my support letters out earlier because I already knew what to write in the letters, when to send them, what to include and … Continue reading Fundraising Round 2
I am so excited to be going back to Puerto Rico this summer with Athletes in Action! And this time as an intern with the project! I have even been learning some Espanol for this time around (I took 3 years of french in high school and middle school and did not know any Spanish last year)! Since returning from Puerto Rico in June, God … Continue reading Back At It
During the first week of the trip, Peter Gonazalez, an AIA staff member from Arizona, talked to us about the Gospel. He laid it out in a way that wasn’t boring to me. It actually made a lot of sense the way he said it. Talks about the gospel can often be extremely dry and heavy, but Peter’s talk showed me a new way to look at it and revealed to me why we live for God and … Continue reading The Gospel on SOUNDCLOUD!!!!!
One of the last nights in Puerto Rico we learned about why we were in Puerto Rico. I am so glad I got to be part of this movement and I hope to return someday! Here is a video that explains more about launching Athletes in Action in Puerto Rico. The Puerto Rican Vision Continue reading The Puerto Rican Vision
“Then He said to them, ‘Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved l, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: In My name they will drive out demons; they will speak in new languages; they will pick up snakes; if they should … Continue reading The Return
Someone smart once said, “it’s not goodbye, it’s see you later”. Today we left San German and we are now heading towards San Juan for the last 2 and a half days. I have formed so many friendships here and met people that I will never forget. These new friends have had a huge impact on me and my growth while I have been in … Continue reading It’s Not A Good Bye, It’s A See Ya Later
Only 6 days left! I am having so much fun making new friends and experiencing the Puerto Rican culture. On Thursday and into Friday morning we had a 20 hour physical challenge that is meant to break you down physically and mentally, called The Special. I learned a lot from The Special about not relying on myself in competition but relying on God. On Saturday then … Continue reading Answering the Question
It’s the end of my 3rd day in Puerto Rico. This country is so beautiful and you can see God’s hand in it. We’ve been talked about a couple different topics so far like the history behind the bible, listening to God, whether Jesus was Lord, a lunatic or a liar, audience of one, the Gospel and more. During every discussion there was one thing … Continue reading Why?
First, I want to thank everyone who supported me through my fundraising efforts (prayer and donations)! These past couple of weeks really went by fast! I turned 20, I finished my sophomore year, my older sister graduated from college, and I leave in 2 days! I am so excited to go back to the island! Ever since I left last December, I always knew I wanted … Continue reading T-2 Days!
I am so excited to go to Puerto Rico (countdown: 4 and a half weeks!) My flight is booked! Now I have to figure out how I’m going to pack 2 weeks worth of clothes in a carry on. Just kidding- it shouldn’t be too hard, I hope. I am still a little shy of my goal of $2,250 but I know that with God’s … Continue reading Almost there!