Hey family and friends! God has blessed me with the amazing opportunity to return to Masaya, Nicaragua this spring break. This trip is through Chosen Children Ministries, which is an amazing organization that focuses on planting churches in low-income barrios (villages) around Nicaragua and, through the work of missionaries, building up those churches so that they can impact their communities. Last year, I made a late decision to go on this trip, and it absolutely exceeded my expectations. Going into the trip, I was worried about missing out on the "freshman year spring break at the beach" experience, and wasn't really sure if this trip was going to be worth it. I had no idea what God was throwing me into. I had never tried to share the Gospel with people I didn't really know, or with people who didn't know or understand the Gospel. The first day of this trip, somebody threw me into the position of sharing the message of Christ to a Nicaraguan woman in her home, through a translator. Throughout the week I got more and more comfortable sharing the word, and by the end of the week I felt better equipped to share the love and message of Christ with those around the world but also back home and at school. This trip allowed me to meet some of the happiest and most thankful children I have ever come into contact with, and helped me find a new community of believers that have been able to build me up and support me in my faith ever since I returned from the trip. Since that trip, I have grown tremendously in my faith and could not be more excited to return and revisit the community, the children, and see how much the church community has grown in a year. This trip is an amazing opportunity, but the finances are beyond that which I am able to provide. So, I am asking that you would prayerfully consider supporting me and the group of students I am going with. For those capable of supporting me financially, your contributions will go towards spreading the love of Christ to those who aren't fortunate enough to hear it. This money is not for me to get a cool spring break trip, but to lift up the name of God. If you are not able to contribute financially, I ask that you would pray that God would protect us and work through us on this trip. To all of you who have even read this, thank you for your care and interest. If you would like to know more about the trip, I would love to talk to you about it so feel free to email me or text me! Thank you!