Life can have many ups and downs. One positive thing that has happened to me is being able to go on Mission Trips with my local youth group. I have been on a total of four mission trips in my life. Each one I go on opens my eyes to God. It brings people together and allows everyone to go and help the communities out. The mission trips are filled with teenagers from all over Missouri, that go all over America to help out. All the mission trips are put together by the CCYM (Conference Council on Youth Ministries.) About two years ago our youth group, that consisted of about eight to ten people, got together and went on this journey together. This wonderful journey led us to Omaha, Nebraska. We began this trip on a Sunday morning. This was the beginning of our long journey to the great state of Nebraska. During our long trip to Nebraska we many played games along the way. My dad would say “who wants to play the alphabet game”. I would chime in with a “I do” along with three other people. There were also the not so great parts about the car ride up there. Our whole group as a whole whole would argue about the silliest of things. One person named Drake would constantly have to go to the bathroom and would just shout out “I’m going to pee my pants if we don't stop soon”. The end result would be all of us yelling at him about how we just stopped an …show more content…
Which brings me to the first day. This day would have to be one of my favorites out of the whole mission trip. It taught me a lot about myself and how others view me. When we wake up that Monday morning we eat breakfast and our group gathers together to learn about what we will doing all day. We find out that we will be helping this elderly women named Betty. She is in her late seventies and needs help with redoing two sets of steps and some simple yard work. After we are told this information we go get in the van and travel to Betty’s
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I hope you are doing well! I am about to start my second semester at Southwest Baptist University and I'm loving every second of it. I'm so lucky that I get to play volleyball while getting an education. I am working on a business major so that one day I can run my own boutique. This coming spring I will get the chance to travel through SBU to Honduras for a mission trip and I am super excited. What makes it more exciting is that I get to go with some of my volleyball teammates and my dad. This will be my first missions trip and I am so blessed to have the time and opportunity this year!
I had always felt a love for the outdoors; my parents had raised me that way. My father had been a forest guide at Mount Mitchell Park for twenty years, it’s where I grew up. I vividly recall hiking along the trail in the late summer evenings, when the sun had begun to vanish beyond the horizon, and the glittering sunlight no longer pouring through the trees, being replaced by orange ribbons streaming across the sky.
The key theme of not only theology, but of Christianity is Jesus. Christianity is based on a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. It is not centered on another man’s ideology or a book or anything else, only a relationship with Jesus. Because Christianity is based on man’s relationship with Christ and Christ’s life was based on getting the message of redemption out to all mankind, then logically it stands to reason that the key theme of mission theology is Jesus Himself. Moreau in his text says that “Jesus defined all mission-oriented Christians to be witnesses through the Spirit.” (Acts 1:8) The relationship with Christ as well as the Bible is what gives Christians the “heart to stand
I have learned what it means to serve and what it means to be content and trust God. I have learned what it means to be grateful even through the hard times. My relationship with god really has improved since my experience in Tecate, and I will be forever grateful for that door that God opened in my life. Over the trip I had the pleasure of living among and working with the men and women of the orphanage. The boys and girls taught me much more than I ever expected, what it means to be positive, get through hard times. The relationships I made may not still be in tact today but the marks they left on me, and who I am as a person still remain. I am forever changed for good because of the people I met at small orphanage in Tecate
Vacations aren't always perfect there is always something that goes wrong. At least in my experiences. A perfect vacation to me is when we are all together as a family,which honestly doesn't happen that much. Having a 20 year old brother an 18 year old in post secondary school can make things complicated. Or having a vacation with no,ILLNESS, which can be very,very hard to do!! And I know I’m not the only one who has experienced this on a vacation!
America, Almost every single person on earth has a dream of living in a country full of freedom, liberty, and opportunity. The United States has been providing these benefits ever since it was founded a few hundred years ago. So when I found out that my family would be coming to America, I had already started planning my future of growing up here. Just like any other person, I was feeling enthusiastic and a little nervous of leaving my native country and coming to America to start a better life. I was completely lost in my thoughts of happiness, that I became unaware of all the difficulties that my family and I would face once we step into our new lives. Among these difficulties were the change of language, change of system, and the variety of different cultures.
I awoke to the sun piercing through the screen of my tent while stretching my arms out wide to nudge my friend Alicia to wake up. “Finally!” I said to Alicia, the countdown is over. As I unzip the screen door and we climb out of our tent, I’m embraced with the aroma of campfire burritos that Alicia’s mom Nancy was preparing for us on her gargantuan skillet. While we wait for our breakfast to be finished, me and Alicia, as we do every morning, head to the front convenient store for our morning french vanilla cappuccino. On our walk back to the campsite we always take a short stroll along the lake shore to admire the incandescent sun as it shines over the gleaming dark blue water. This has become a tradition that we do every morning together
The experiences of Jesuit priests in Latin America is a formable topic to take on but Roland Joffe accepts the challenge in his movie The Mission. The film, which is based on true events, is set in northeastern Argentina and the western Paraguayan jungle during the 1740s. Fr. Gabriel (Jeremy Irons), is a Jesuit priest who starts a mission with the goal of converting Guarani Indians to Christianity. In the process of building the mission, he meets Roderigo Mendoza, a mercenary and slave trader who is in jail for killing his brother. Eventually, Roderigo reluctantly agrees to carry out a penance and accompany the priest back to help with the mission. Once he arrives, Roderigo not only forms strong relationships with the Indians, but converts
The journey of life follows a predetermined pattern; we evolve from needing influence and guidance to finally reaching that point where our lives are up to us. I consider myself very lucky up to this point in my journey. Some people become sidetracked and wind up on a far different course than initially planned, but the detours I made have only assisted in embellishing the individual instead of devouring it.
Going on a road trip with my family means the world to me. We drove to another state during summer vacation, and it was by far the best road trip I have ever been on. My family and I were able to go to many fun places. We ate so many exotic and delicious foods as well. Yet most importantly, I spent time with my family and their friends. It was the day when my family and I went to California for our summer vacation.
My most memorable trip was the day I went to the Children 's Memorial Hospital to meet my baby brother. Meeting my brother was an indelible moment because I had never felt such happiness and love for someone. On our way there, I also got to create a bond with both my parents and learn how to be a better happier person. At the time I was sixteen years old and was going through a stage where I felt depressed and that’s why the day I arrived at the hospital to meet my brother I felt this warmth in my heart that made me feel happy again.
I was so ecstatic to go on this field trip and so was everyone else. Of course I knew why, everyone loves field trips. Everyone that had seen the one man show reported that it was impeccable performance. Furthermore, I was adrenalized because I didn’t have to do any work. Before the show, all I thought was that it would be a normal bus ride. One that would be loud, but everyone minded their own business.