After months of exploring, discussing opportunities, talking with friends, family, and church congregations, and looking for supporters, I finally got the confirmation on Monday that I will be Honduras-bound this Friday! I have been eagerly anticipating this, and it gives me joy to finally be able to say that I am finally going. It wasn't particularly easy to get all the financial support in place, and there is still a little ways to go, but now we've made it to...

I can't believe that I have been here for almost a month now! Time is flying by!

 

Last week I was way up north in a rural town called Birisiri. From this little town, everyday I had to ride on a motorbike for at least 3 hours to get to and from the remote communities that I visited. This town is located very close the the Indian boarder, which is lined with small mountains. The...

After my graduation, I have been staying in California. Before I came to here, I told myself that I want to be spiritually, physically, mentally, and emotionally prepared for Nicaragua. However, I failed.

I tried to do daily devotion, but honestly sometimes I cannot solely concentrate on Him. I got lazy and lazier. I should have physically worked out every single day but due to my laziness, I failed to do so. Yes, I attended dawn morning prayer/service once...

Hi everyone,

 

Up to this point, my days are filled with language class, field visits and office days.

 

Though I am struggling a lot with the language, I am enjoying my afternoons out in the fields. I have meet so many women who now have their own business and can train other women to sew and tailor. They have so much hope for the future. All these women want is for their...

I can't believe that it was just last week that I was in the midst of traveling. It feels like I've been here for so much longer!

 

Each morning here, I start the day off with language class till 10 and then I head home for lunch. After lunch this week I've had orientation of some sort, and then the evenings to myself. Today was the first day out in the fields doing interviews with...

Hello all,

Well tomorrow is the day that I have been waiting for for quite some time.  After much time and preperation, I will be on my way to Bangladesh tomorrow evening!  I will have a very long trip to Dhaka, but I will get there!  And than the adventure begins.  I will be taking language classes for the first 2 weeks shortly after I am settled in, so I can get very small, basic understanding of the langauge.  

I am...

As a kid I remember thinking it would be neat to have a pen pal. There just seems to be something so exciting about receiving a special envelope in the mail addressed especially to you. We all know that the days of putting pen to paper, sealing an envelope and slapping a stamp on the corner are well behind us. Even paying bills and ordering from catalogues have been replaced with online billing and internet shopping. In a culture that values convenience and efficiency it is no wonder that the duly dubbed “snail mail” is on its way to becoming extinct. Nevertheless, the joy of having a pen pal still exists in many communities throughout Honduras.

Dear Friends and Family,

 

It seems like only yesterday that I was boarding a plane to leave Honduras after spending 6 months there on an internship with World Renew. Now, just a short time after that, I am excited to be able to share with you that I have the opportunity to return to this country, which I have grown so fond of, and to spend one year to...

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