#1. Most challenging… It would probably be saying goodbye, knowing that I was there to give but I have been given so much more. I really wished I could have stayed a little longer to do more.
#2. Most memorable… When we went out walking in the area around the 9 mile clinic, a group of children were standing there, looking at us. I said ‘Hi’ to them, and one of them reached out his hand, as if to give me a hi-5. And I gave him one – his face lit up so much, its definitely not something I can describe with words, the joy on his face. And the emotions I felt, I don’t even know how to describe it, but it was definitely something I won’t forget in a long time. That emotion is better than anything I can ever feel from getting straight A’s, or finishing a marathon!
#3. What you love… Definitely the people, the Papua New Guineans! They were so warm, so affectionate, so hospitable and they take joy in the smallest things. They talk to you as if you’ve known them for ages and are jut so open and vulnerable with you, they are so willing to listen to you, even though they might have been through a lot more.
#4. Life changing decisions… This trip has helped me see how much of an impact I could make in people’s spiritual lives – being able to go evangelising, share my story, getting to know the disciples, encouraging them. It has definitely made me more passionate about helping the poor and just being able to save the lost at the same time. Thus, I want to be involved in more HOPE projects/work and getting the campus to be involved as well!