Hi! I'm Allison S, and this is actually my first time at CHWC. I've been on numerous mission trips before, but this one was much more different than I had once expected. My goal on this trip was to be more comfortable with my faith, and I am happy to say that I think I've finally reached my goal. Everyone around me made it really easy to be at ease and at peace with myself.
So, my spiritual journey on this trip was quite an interesting one. This is actually my fifth mission trip because I went on a mission trip called YNIA four times before this one. Although this trip was certainly different, CHWC is much more spiritually centered, and it encouraged me to delve deeper into my faith than I had before. My first year of college in such a liberal environment made it hard to comfortably express my faith. On this trip, from the advice from some of my group leaders and some new people I had met, they helped me to be more proud of my faith. On the very last day of program, I finally felt one with my faith and the people around me. I am so happy to call myself a catholic and to be considered a child of God. I am so thankful for all who donated to allow not only me but the many other students to attend this mission trip to serve Christ. Amen.