This summer, my church took a missions trip to Puerto Penasco. It wasn 't the easiest trip to plan, seeing we only had two months to plan for it, and pay for it. Yes, this trip was spontaneous, and we worked very hard to get the money for it. It was a hot day when I and the rest of the missions team got out of the airplane in Phoenix, Arizona. We had been on a flight for about three hours, and I was very scared, because that was my first time on a plane.
As the service came to an end the band came back on the stage and started to play slow music. The man who grabbed the micophone in the beginning got on stage and the church prayed together. As the prayer ended the band began to play louder and they played one last song and the service was over. The feeling that I had after attending Cedar Creek was very positive and put me in a fantastic mood. After attending Cedar Creek church the first time I have gone as much as I can and I get frustrated when I have to work on Sundays because it means that I don’t get to attend the church service.
June 20, 2002 was when I was born in Xalisco Tepic, Nayarit. In the arms of my mother and father, during my life in Mexico I was 1 at the time my birthday was coming up and my parents planned ahead. My parents invited all our friends and family and invited the whole people, it was a huge party that was planned. That night when the party was over and everyone was asleep, my parents have argued and decided to leave my home country and move north to California. As time passed and everything was planned, my moms friend helped us cross to the U.S for a better life and fortune for us and for me and my future.
My SLS Experience Before SLS, I always felt there weren’t many Catholic college students living out their faith on campus and I was waiting to see at least ten people my age on fire for Christ. During the fall semester, going to Chicago wasn’t my priority but as the date of the conference approached God was slowly making it one. Everything began to fall into place, Focus granted me a scholarship to pay for most of the expenses and one of my best friends was on board with going. So, I acknowledged the signs God was sending me and I said yes! On the 16-hour bus ride to Chicago, I prayed for a change of heart or new perspective and just as He always does, the Lord fully provided.
to become a civil rights activist. After his grandma died in the year 1941, King attempted suicide but went on to become an incredibly gifted high school student being able to skip two entire grades. At first King decided against his father's will of going into the ministry, but took a bible class and renewed his faith during his last year of high school. During college King became class president and excelled in all of his classes, while having the guidance of a man who encouraged him to see his religion as a way to allow social change. While working on his doctorate, King Jr. got married and had four children and later became a pastor, at only 25 years old.
Younglife camp is a life long journey that starts for most in high school, focused on building a relationship with God through fun and games. It was the start of a culture that I was introduced to though some of my best friends. With the community at camp, the relationships with God and other during and after camps and the post camp life that everyone want to go back to camp and not live in the reality. Younglife camp is its own little culture and its own little way of life. Getting on the bus to go to a younglife camp is where it all starts, sitting with the people you know and worrying about not talking to any people from back home for a whole weekend or week.
When I was 8 years old, my family and I hopped on a plane to San Francisco, California for a family field trip. It took exactly 7 hours to fly from Albany, Ga to San Francisco on the plane, but it didn’t bother me because I had food and took 2 naps during the flight. I was very excited to go to California but I wondered why we were going all the way there and not somewhere closer to Georgia. I ask my mom why we were going there, but she wouldn’t tell me; she said that it was a surprise. After the flight was over, my mom, 14 years old sister, and my 7-month-old sister, and stepfather paid a taxi driver to take us to The Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay hotel.
Jephte’s Daughter presents a clear picture of Jewish culture and the role of women in society. In traditional Judaism, woman were seen as partly equal but separate from Man with obligations and responsibilities that were different from that of men. Orthodox Jewish Culture is very distinctive. Many women live in their private family and community life and their primary role is of a wife, a mother and that of a keeper of the house. In Jephte’s Daughter woman are described as “dull, pale creatures, covered up from head to toe winter and summer” (1) sitting at home with their babies taking care of the household chores.
The flight took 16 hours, technically 2 days, We’re almost to the shore of California beach, California looks so beautiful from up here, all the light scattered across the ground. We finally got off the plane, my dad which I haven’t seen in years drove us to an apartment, 3 days after Meadowbrook Middle School starts teaching, for those 3 days we went around and eat new food, greet the neighbors. The first day of a new school in years, I’m shy, so I couldn’t make any friends, it was just me and my sister for the few first weeks, during that time I lost all connections with my Vietnamese friends, they all left my group chat and I never knew why. I couldn’t make new friends, I never had to, I was in my old school my whole life, friends come and go, they usually approach my group (the whole class because the school was small) and that’s how I made new friends, but now seeing that I’m the only one without a group, I was scared that they wouldn’t accept me. I start to over exaggerate everything.
a. Family Throughout out the story Peg struggles being away from her family and living in the hospital. She longed to be home with her family. Pegs friends Dorothy, Renee, Shirley, and Alice all shared their stories with Peg on not having family around made her realized how lucky she was. Peg stated, “For the first time since my paralysis set in, I realized there was something worse than having polio.” She is referring to having a family who couldn 't visit or abandoning her.