A Mission in Trinidad
Today’s guest VIDEO comes from Jen Schultz, a high school student at Innovation Academy. This summer, Jen traveled to the island nation of Trinidad and Tobago, where she participated in a mission trip with her church, Grace Chapel. Jen was a 5th grader in my class many years ago, and I bet she never would have imagined that she’d be a world traveler so early in life! She worked very hard fundraising to make this trip happen, and her dreams became reality. Check out the amazing video that she made about her experience. You will truly feel like you are there with her:
I hope that student readers will follow in Jen’s footsteps someday! It doesn’t need to be for mission work like it was for her. Whatever reason you choose to travel, you will certainly come away changed. Jen wrote:
At the end of our second day on mission, as we are saying goodbye to a group of elderly people who live in a home together, a tiny woman, weighing no more than 70 pounds, whispers to my team member as she grasps his hand as tightly as she can, “Don’t forget this little place in this big world.” She makes a great point. Often people travel to far places, meet new faces, and return home with empty suitcases. I came home with a suitcase full of love and eye opening truth. There are people half way around the world who laugh, cry, and scream just like us. Truth is, we all need to learn from each other and work together.