Current SLMs in Bolivia
I have been fortunate enough to have been on three one week long mission trips throughout the past five years and have fallen in love with serving others. I promised myself when I graduated high school that I would commit a year to mission work post-college. As this time in my life approaches my desire to go has only increased for multiple reasons. Besides my desire to serve, I always want to fully understand situations in order to relate. Although this isn’t always possible, the opportunity to understand the lives of those less fortunate is available. I feel as if in the attempt to fully understand the lives of those less fortunate there is no better way to do so through my love of service. This experience will also help in my future as a constant reminder of those and to continue to serve.
I have always felt called to serve (I suppose every Christian is though!). The Bible passage where Jesus calls Peter and Andrew to become fishers of men has always struck me. There is a lot of hurt and pain in this world, but we also have a great ability to bring joy into it if we follow God’s will. A simple smile, a listening ear, it does not take much.