Okay everyone, the day has arrived! A while ago I mentioned that I’ll be heading on a mission trip to El Salvador this summer, and that trip starts tomorrow. What?! I know. I haven’t even packed yet. (If you are going on my trip, pretend I didn’t say that. I’m 100% prepared.)
What will I be doing on said trip, you ask? Well. I don’t exactly know. This trip is run through the university I work for and technically I’m a chaperone (hilarious. I’m a 25 year old baby! But completely reliable, parents!) I don’t “run” or “plan” the trips. A coordinator does all of the leg work and I get trained to go along for the ride. I handle money and emergencies but other than that I am part of the group, participating in all of the same activities as the students I’m with.
Some trips concentrate on physical service (like my mornings in Honduras last year) while others concentrate on the service of being present (similar to my afternoons in Honduras). This year, my trip is more of learning and being present with others. It’s a full immersion trip and I don’t know exactly what that means yet. I know I will be meeting people, hearing stories, and visiting important sights. I will be going to mass in the church where Oscar Romero was killed. I will be visiting a school that members of my college fund each year. All in all I will be learning and experiencing something unlike anything else and I am ready with all of my heart and soul. (Really. It’s only my suitcase that is currently empty.)
I’ll be gone for two weeks- but With Luck Blog will be running strong in my absence! I have a handful of amazing blog friends who have already written guest posts for me. I also got a little ahead of myself and wrote up some posts with some fun little things and a few inspirational quotes. I am amazingly excited for my journey, but I aim to please so I hope you enjoy the scheduled posts in my absence.
In the meantime, feel free to send me lots of positive vibes and think of me while you use real restrooms and drink from a faucet. Have an awesome two weeks!
(All unmarked photos are from my Honduras trip last year)