After staying up until two in the morning playing Mafia and trying to ignore the fact that our time was almost up, we woke up this morning before the crack of dawn. As our final adventure, we decided to walk down to the beach to see the sunrise. It was chilly and cloudy, and at … Continue reading Homeward Bound: Saturday- Day 7
An extra hour of sleep works wonders for the constantly, ever-so sleepy, college student. With no rush this morning, we took our sweet time rolling out of bed and grabbing breakfast. Our first activity of the day was a training by Darkness to Light, an organization dedicated to empowering people to prevent child sexual abuse. … Continue reading Empowered by Change: Friday- Day 6
It was an early Thursday morning for us. We devoured our breakfast of champions (cocoa bunnies, bread, & coffee), packed our lunch, and loaded into the van to head to Glory House. We arrived around 10am, an hour after scheduled time, thanks to poor navigation and lack of gas. But, we made it! When we … Continue reading Creating an Army: Thursday- Day 5
Day four of Miami! We’re starting to feel like a little family now, and we got to spend today exploring the city on our day off. At first we were worried because it was a chillier start to the day (in the high fifties!), but thankfully it warmed up. The day started off with a … Continue reading Welcome to Vizcaya: Wednesday- Day 4
Our morning began with a bit of a chaos. It was a race against the clock to deflate our air mattresses, eat breakfast, and get out the door before the homeschooling moms took over the chapel. We made our way to South Beach where we met Kevin at Miami Tattoo Co. Amor Sierra, the owner of … Continue reading Healing with Amor and Community: Tuesday- Day 3
Our first full day in Miami did not disappoint! Exhausted from yesterday still (and maybe from staying up a bit too late), we started off the day with breakfast. After raiding the fridge and cracking through about a dozen eggs, we were well-fed and ready to get started. (We’re getting this kitchen thing down!) Today … Continue reading Without the Chains and the Shackles: Monday- Day 2
Today is the day! After ten months of planning, organizing, and finalizing every detail of the trip, our team departed in our large, but not so cozy, 15 passenger van. Who knew you needed 14 shirts, 11 pants, 27 pairs of socks, and 8 shoes for a 7 day trip to Miami...