Having never traveled to a city larger than New Orleans, Louisiana, I was anxious and thrilled to have the opportunity to travel to Washington, D.C., for the March for Life and New York City for sightseeing. I didn’t have the slightest clue as to what I should expect, but I just knew it was going to be an amazing experience…and it was!

In the weeks before our mission trip to Puerto Rico, I felt I was not prepared emotionally, mentally or spiritually. During our stay at the retreat center, I felt that my heart came to know God just a little bit more.