HOPE! People all over the world are seeking, looking for hope; something greater than themselves, something to believe in, to look forward to, a way out. May we always be prepared and never miss an opportunity to give the reason for the hope we have in our relationship with Jesus Christ.
Today was our first day serving the people is Rio. Everyone was overwhelmed with feelings of gratitude and love for His people. We are so much more fortunate here than we realize.
Take aways from today:
Sophomore Sally McCabe- “The school had so little but they didn’t know anything else.. they didn’t know what they were missing out on. I took my stuff for granted when I was in high school because I had so many things. They cherished everything they had which was very, very humbling. They were all so excited to see us. It was awesome!”
Junior Lauren Thompson – “Teenagers are universal! They like the same things and they like to talk about the same things. We talked about boyfriends and who they liked and our television shows. They asked if our high school was like the movie “High School Musical!”
Junior Meredith Roman – “I think it’s really awesome how it doesn’t really matter if you speak the same language or not. I had lunch with a girl today and we didn’t even have a translator with us. We liked the same songs, play sports and like to dance!”
Freshman Jenny Roy – “I really enjoyed meeting all the kids and talking with them. Not only about basketball and God but building a relationship and talking about other things.. movies, music. They embraced us with welcoming arms.”
Freshman Maura Muensterman- “I think it was really cool to experience what they go through every day and talk to them about things that they enjoy doing and value. It was neat to see the things they have in common with us by means of using the translators.”