What do you get when you take 3 first-year Mission Leaders and 16 college students, put them on a plane to Anchorage, Alaska, and have them serve the poor in a city and culture that is completely unknown to them?
You get a lot of grace is what happens, because that is a crazy idea, Rebecca, goodness gracious.
Well, that's exactly what we did. And it was crazy. But there was a lot of grace, and the trip was definitely a game-changer.
I mean, there's no way you can go on a trip like this and not have your life changed in some way. When you step 3,161 miles out of your comfort zone, life-changing things are bound to happen. I've spent a majority of the past month recounting this trip to people, sharing so many different stories about our adventures, the poor we encountered, and how the Lord so very clearly had His hand on us the entire time. I've done a lot of talking and I truthfully don't know what to say anymore. If you'd like to know more about the trip, I'd be happy to share in person. For now, however, please enjoy my feeble attempts at capturing the Lord's beauty that surrounded us throughout the week.
If you're itching for more words, check out this awesome student post on the SPO Minnesota blog that highlights a lot of the trip!
My name is Rebecca. This blog is a documentation of my life as a missionary with Saint Paul's Outreach - in Minnesota, Florida, and everywhere in-between. Thanks for stopping by!