My Life-Changing Trip to Mexico.


This past summer, I traveled to Ensenada, Mexico in order to serve and work with kids in an orphanage. Before the trip, I took everything that I had for granted: My family, friends, and all of my possessions. Throughout the week we played all sorts of sports, made numerous arts and crafts, prayed, sang, and bonded with these kids unlike anything I have ever experienced. Most of the nights, all of us camp counselors stayed up until 2 or 3 a.m. with the kids. We talked, we laughed, and we grew as people. I found it extremely hard for me to complain about anything that was going on in my life. These kids were full of such energy, life, love, and passion even when the circumstances were far from in their favor. I went into this trip not knowing what to expect. I left with a full heart, a better understanding of what is important in life, and a large amount of tears flowing from my eyes.