Wow am I excited for this trip! I’ve been involved in Blackhawk ministries every since I was a wee little thing. In middle school I participated in Madison Missions all 3 years I was eligible to (team 6 all the way). The past two years I have been part of the Blackhawk West Virginia Mission trip and I loved every bit of those. I felt that God was calling me to take a bigger step in my faith this year, so here I am, only a few days away from leaving the country for 2 weeks, going to Dracula territory. Sadly customs won’t let me bring garlic, so we shall see how that goes. I am so excited to see what God has for our team as we have the opportunity to meet amazing people at Open Roads and experience some pretty cool things.
A little about me… hmm. Well this year I am going to be a senior at Middleton High School and I play many sports, such as cross country, basketball, and softball. As for hobbies, I like photography and being in the Great Outdoors(I’m a National Park junky). As you may have already guessed from my picture I also particularly enjoy climbing trees, so I figured it would only be appropriate for me to have a picture featuring me in a tree (apparently it was really bright out that day). Another important thing to know about me is that I like birds… a lot (yes, I have already researched Romanian birds on google). I frequently go birding and I have a life list of over 200 birds that I have seen. I am always up for adventures, and that is one of the reasons I am so pumped to be apart of this trip!
For prayer requests, I would just ask that you keep us in your prayers, specifically things like our safety and health. As Sammy said, prayers that there are no serious illnesses or injuries and that we can quickly recover from more minor ailments would be awesome. Secondly, similarly to what others have said, we would appreciate prayers for our team to be present with the campers and that we would be overflowing with energy, emotionally, physically, and spiritually, so that we can be effective in building relationships and showing God’s love to the campers, and others we come across.
I hope that y’all will be keeping up with our adventures and all of the cool stories we will be sharing. Thanks for your support!