It all started when ... My daughter Anne (23) approached me and told me she wanted us to go on a foreign mission trip together. I had been on trips over the years, including to Honduras with LWI a few years ago. In our group, there were four family units - father/daughter, father/son, father/son, and grandfather/grandson. As we talked one night while in-country, it came to light that - in each instance, the child had initiated the idea to go on the trip to their parent or grandparent.
It all started when ... I heard about drilling water wells in another country for people in needed. I enjoyed getting to know ... Another culture and people that love Jesus the same as us. Things that challenged and changed me ... Was to be able to make connection with all the mothers and children and help them, but at the end of the week I felt that I did It. This and the first trip changed my life and the prospective of see life. To love Jesus more and to love one and other no matter what. God is good!
It all started when ... My 16 year old daughter prompted both my husband and myself that it was time to get serious and sign up for a mission trip! I enjoyed getting to know ... All the Living Water Reps as well as the others from our church, most of which I had not met before. Things that challenged and changed me ... Bathroom accommodations challenged me and getting to know the people of the village changed me!
It all started when ... I signed up with my church. I enjoyed getting to know ... everyone! The staff, the LWI Team, and even my own team members. Some I've known my whole life, some just met that week. It was special to do something like this with old and new friends. Things that challenged and changed me ... was just to do it. Get signed up. Once you are there seeing and feeling everything that this trip brings, it becomes a pleasure as opposed to a challenge.
It all started when ... I was getting close to the end of my semester of school and I really was wanting to go on some type of adventure. I have always wanted to go on a mission trip and when I mentioned this to my dad he told me to look at Living Water International. I decided to browse the website and see what it was all about. When I was reading people's stories and looking at the dates, the El Salvador trip seemed to work out perfectly! Going on this trip was a last minute decision. I was so lucky that I was apart of this experience, it was the best choice I have made!