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Three flights, three trains, two metro, six buses, and a taxi ride later we made it to Italy. It was late, we had no idea where we were, no cell service, and nobody spoke English. At that point we’d been traveling for over 30 hours, and we were in desperate need of a shower, but […]

December 27, 2018


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When I was little, I thought I possessed the same power every 6 year old who rides in a van with automatic doors does- the power to open inanimate objects with the words “open sesame”. I’d walk up to automatic doors, say the magic words, and they would open. Obviously the older you get, the […]

June 12, 2016

Open Sesame (Week 4)

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Growing up I never ate peanut butter and jelly. Something about the combination made me disgusted, even the smell. When I found out that PB&J was going to be our main food group, I was pretty worried. Come our first outreach, the wonderful blend served as lunch, dinner, and afternoon snacks. Not only did our […]

June 10, 2016

Sustenance (Week 3)

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After a crazy first week, we were able to go on a Safari before our team leader and his daughter left for Kenya. We were escorted by Melody, a Cedarville grad who has been working for TLC for about 4 and a half years. After almost being charged by an angry elephant, chasing giraffes, and […]

May 28, 2016

Two Places at Once (Week 2)

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Our first week was incredibly exhausting. Along with adjusting to the time change, were making quite a few other adjustments as a team. Instead of deer crossing we have cow crossing, instead of corn fields we have an array of mountains, and instead of having all we need at our fingertips, were getting creative in improvising. […]

May 26, 2016

Uncomfortable (Week 1)

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One of my last nights before the trip, my parents, like any parents would do, began voicing questions and concerns for safety. Obviously, being 8,500 miles away isn’t ideal when you’re a parent, so we began researching. Gaining independence on September 6, 1968, the kingdom of Swaziland is one of the world’s last remaining absolute […]

May 18, 2016

A Kingdoms’s Revival

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One of the things I love about traveling is experiencing a new culture. Honduras and the Dominican Republic were similar, as they both had Spanish roots, but India was a completely different story. The way that the people did life was unlike anything I’ve seen before. Part of this was due to their Hindu religion, […]

May 11, 2016

Saubona Means Hello

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