Throughout life I believe God presents us with opportunities, and it’s our decision whether we take them on to change someone for the better. I think God has called me to do this not for myself but for the kids of the Dominican Republic. You always hear people say, “Oh, look there are kids starving in the world, we should do something about that.” Rarely anybody will step up and go the extra mile to really help. I want to go on this trip to help the less fortunate and leave my materialistic life behind. I truly feel this is what God has called me to do and be a servant to others.
– Ian Yang
I feel that we are going to the Dominican Republic because we are there to serve. We want to help the kids out in any way possible. Whether it’s giving up our clothes and shoes in an instant. For me, I just don’t want to go and be friends with a kid for just a week, I want to minister to them. I think we all want to be able to change their lives forever and let them know there are people out there who care for them.
– Nick Jabara
For me, the whole point in going to the Dominican Republic is to “serve others” like God served man when he came to earth. God sacrificed his life for the good of man and the least I could do would be to give up my Thanksgiving. When my brother went last year he had a life changing experience and I would like to have a change of heart also.
– Elisabeth Robles
In 5th grade the first group of students who when to the Dominican Republic came back with amazing stories and joy because they had served. All of the people that went had stories of good things that happened but also many sad stories about what needed to change. Ever since then I have wanted to do my part to help people, both in other countries and at home. In the Dominican Republic we are planning to serve Thanksgiving dinner, visit orphans, and do a puppet show for them. I am so glad that I have the chance to do this and I am excited to make a change.
– Sophia Cisneros