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Finding My Faith Family

From the moment I stepped off the plane into the thick, wet, heat I knew-- although very uncomfortable-- this is where I am meant to be.


I have faced so many fears since I’ve been here. First of all, I live in a room with eight total girls (including myself). And let me tell you-- I never knew how much women shed. THERE IS HAIR EVERYWHERE. I love my roommates very much, and I’ve never felt the sense of family so quickly with a group of girls this far in my life. Looking back and realizing it’s only been a week since I’ve met them, I feel like I’ve known them my whole life.

Andra, while she is the group mom, is the most spontaneous person I’ve ever met. She is always up to do whatever and encourages me to face my fears. Becca is my sweet “wee” bunk buddy from Scotland. She was my first friend here and we clicked the first time we talked. Peyton is one of the funniest people I have ever met, whether it be her amazing jokes, funny sound effects, or her great dance moves-- I’m always laughing. McKenna’s laugh is contagious, my sweet sweet red-headed friend is so wise beyond her years and isn’t fazed by anything, I am beyond thankful for the conversations I have had with her so far. Hannah is the girl who surprised me, she is small but fearless. When I met her, she was very quiet but she has more courage in her than many people I have ever met. 

Then there is Brynne and My PNW boys. (Pacific NorthWest.) Brynne is my tall blonde (insanely beautiful) Idaho bff who I trust enough to cut my hair at 10:00 at night. Trust her with my hair trust her with my life am I right? Brynne, Isaac and Zach are always up for anything and stay up to have late night talks about anything under the sun… even though I’m convinced that Isaac has something against me-- even though he says he doesn't. :)

My biggest fear was not being able to find my people-- and not only did I find some amazing life-long friends they are so on-fire for God and enjoy talking to our uber drivers about Him with me. I’m so excited to grow and know my heavenly father more.

Isaac and I...... and My MIDWEST Peyts

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