Category: Service

On Not Trying to Save the World: Wisdom from Mother Teresa

I found out yesterday that I’ve officially been approved to go to Tanzania by the mission I’ll be working with.  Even now, I’m not quite sure if this is really happening or if I’ll wake up from this wonderful dream tomorrow morning.  After discussing buying a plane ticket, getting a visa and calling a travel…

Walking a Mile in Their Shoes

Hey blog-watchers!  Sorry I abandoned you for a while- life’s been crazy.  I’ve had a lot of intense experiences lately though so I’m going to share the thoughts that are racing around in my mind.  I’m more involved in service activities than ever and my eyes are being opened every day to the injustices we…

One Person is of More Value

“One person is of more value than a world.” At the beginning of August I spent a week with the Sisters of the Good Shepherd.  This quote, their motto I suppose, was drilled into my head throughout the week.  This idea has really made me rethink my approach to service.  I’ve always been about helping…

Tanzania here I come!

Alright I’ve gotten some requests for an update on my plans to go to Tanzania next Summer so here goes. This past week I met with the man that is arranging for me to go and he told me more about what I would be doing and where I’ll be staying.  I’ll be volunteering an…

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