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Adios, Atlanta

The time has come! Seven new wonderful friends and I are leaving for Nicaragua this weekend! If you missed my first post, click here to learn what this trip is all about and why I’m going. A big thank you to everyone who supported me financially and made this trip possible. We have worked hard to prepare a VBS curriculum for kids in the area as well as put together 120 hygiene kits for those kids (with a wash cloth, toothbrush, toothpaste, soap, a comb, and cup). These, and so many things we take for granted having readily available will be a huge gift for the kids we come into contact with. We will also be helping with some home improvement projects in the area.

I’m so excited for this experience – personally and for us as a group – and prayers this week are appreciated (especially for no volcano eruptions or tropical storms 😉 ). I’ll do a post or two when I get back, but while we are there I will be keeping our trip blog up-to-date. Visit the site and follow it if you want daily updates and pics! Can’t wait to share stories and [lots of] pictures! Adios!


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#23. Chaperoning

#23 on my 101 list: chaperone a week-long mission trip. Not only did I chaperone, but I coordinated many aspects of the trip (along with a fabulous staff). We took 120 people, youth and leaders, to New Orleans. The rising seniors went early for some bonding time and leadership training, and the rising 9th-11th graders came a couple days later.

We stayed in, what Teddy affectionately named, ‘tainers and also showered and went potty in ‘tainers. The camp was pretty awesome, with lots of space for our needs and a fabulous cook. We also drove around the Lower Ninth Ward, where the devastation from flooding is still apparent.

The week included:

  • Hard work at various sites, including painting, sorting beads, tending to rescue horses, and playing with kids at summer camp
  • Group games
  • Rock ‘n’ Bowl night
  • Steamboat Tour
  • Hang out time
  • Snowballs
  • Beignets at Cafe Du Monde

I think everyone on the trip had a great time! What up Team Teal!!

Camp - some of our 'tainers!

Teams Teal & Purple painting

Steamboat Tour

Sorting beads at the ARC of N.O.


Rock 'n' Bowl

Team Teal at the Rescue Ranch