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something beautiful


July 12 - 3:03pm
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Hey! Hope your week is going alright. I’m headed to Costa Rica on Saturday but if you’re up for it, I’d love to get together before I take off. 

….and then I waited. On pins and needles. Probably the longest thirty minutes of my life. 

July 12 - 3:37pm
(410) to (203) 
Hey. Yeah - definitely, I had fun the other night. I’ll call you later. You around?

And that was that. My heart skipped a beat. That’s when everything changed. 

When I think back just 4 weeks ago, I never would have guessed this is where I would be. I feel grounded. I’m happy. Life makes more sense. It’s really something beautiful.

pura vida.

I just returned from an amazing mission trip to Puerto Viejo, Costa Rica with HPUMC High School students. I had the opportunity to go as a leader/mentor and hang out with some pretty awesome kids for a whole week. I watched them work hard, play hard and worship hard. I watched them grow closer to God. I watched them grow in their faith. I watched them build relationships and make new friends. I watched them grow up a little bit right before my eyes.

I was lucky enough to have the chance to go on two mission trips to Kingston, Jamaica when I was in high school. It was a powerful experience that taught me how to be more humble and thankful for all the things I have. What is blessing it is that these kids had the opportunity to experience that. I feel so incredibly blessed that I was able to lead them this week and see God working in their lives.

The pictures really tell this story best (here and here).
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