Life a Weblog for Young Adults
Earlier this summer, I traveled with 12 other young adults to a country in East Asia. Seven of us ended up in a “rural” town of 1.5 million people in the mountains. I really didn’t know what I was getting into when I agreed to help lead this trip, but I quickly found out.
Daniel Ruiz, 21, wanted a challenge, so he thought he’d try the Sahara Desert. Despite the heat and harsh climate, he immersed himself in learning the Fulani culture and language so he could share the love of Jesus overseas. “I never imagined that God was going to teach me and bless me like He has.”
I don’t ever go camping without one important item. Now, I know what you are thinking - a handgun, a knife, or something in the ‘weapon’ category. No, what I take is a flashlight. “A flashlight?” you might be thinking. Let me clarify. This is no ordinary flashlight.
“I think God wants me to share my story while we’re in Africa.” Those are the first words she uttered as our plane left the Chicago runway. Her story unfolded and we were in shock. It turned out that Zana had a secret … and, quite frankly, I understood why she kept it.