vamanos a puerto rico!

The past couple of days have been intense,
but good.

Tuesday evening, training camp began.

It has been a lot of learning what this summer
has been designed to look like and finding out
more about what we will be doing.

so much material to get familiar with for the summer

The other project leaders are great.

My team is awesome;
and I am excited to get to know them
better over the next couple of months.

We, the two Puerto Rico sites, have really
clicked, and enjoy spending time as one
big group.

Everett, me, Natalia, Kaylani, Ashleigh, Don, Taylor, and Tyler
PR1 and 2
Everett, me, Natalia, Kaylani, Ashleigh, Don, Taylor and Tyler
Tomorrow, we will be in Puerto Rico!

My team is going to Luquillo.  After getting there, we will meet with our ministry contact and find out more details about where we will be doing ministry everyday and and the areas of the community we will be reaching out into.

We are really so excited to transition from training camp to site in just a little over a day now.  To start making the place feel like home for the summer and put everything we have been learning into practice.  Please be praying for our flights on Sunday morning and as we begin our time in PR.

much love


records, pr, and nepal

I miss this crazy girl (and her family).

picture sesh with Carmen at Starbucks:)

It’s hard to believe that it has already been a little over a week since leaving there; but I am very thankful that I had the opportunity to live with and get to know them.

It’s also hard to believe I have less than a week until training camp.  Where has the time gone?

Seriously?!  It feels like just the other day I was sharing with everyone that I was going to Puerto Rico.

At this point, I really don’t have any more information about what we will be doing there; I’m thinking training camp will give us a better idea of what to expect for the summer.

Sometimes it’s hard not knowing what this summer is really going to look like; sometimes I even start to question what I’m doing.  But then I see pictures like this:

my little Solimae, from Nepal

We lived in the orphanage where she lived; as we would be walking out to go somewhere, she would run out from where ever she was to give me a huge hug and kiss.  One year ago, last May, that was almost every day for me;  I miss that, I miss her.

As much as I miss Solimae and her joy and love, it makes me excited for this summer and the people I will meet in Puerto Rico, both the locals and the youth groups we will be helping.

Thank you to everyone who has supported me in some way; it really does mean a great deal to me.

much love