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Jamie Richardson | || By
I was struck by one word that lies at the heart of everything that YWAM Belize does: love. They love the people of their community. They love the youth they serve. They love the partners that come to see their work and be a part of the process.
I like to think of Alaska as a place where wild meets peace. The unique smell when you walk off the plane will lure you to find adventure in both body and spirit. The peaceful sound of the ocean, the cry of eagles, and the stillness of the woods will send you on a pilgrimage of the heart. Are you ready for an Alaskan Wonder Voyage?!
By weaving together what they had been learning in class and the essential questions of life in Christ, our students tread a well-worn path set forth by the saints of old, and they saw the face of our risen Lord along the way – not only in the historical artifacts but also in each other.
On pilgrimage with Wonder Voyage, we approach each day with open hearts and minds, and every day is a new adventure and experience in God’s great creation. It is hard to pick a favorite destination Wonder Voyage has taken us to since I have grown closer to God at each one. One thing all of us who have travelled with Wonder Voyage know is, "if you seek Christ, together we will find him."
As I began to reflect with the team on the nature of sacrifice, we were suddenly and boldly interrupted by the piercing cry of a trumpet playing TAPS. Stunned into silence, emotions arose and tears stained our cheeks as the horn’s song echoed in our ears and moved our hearts. Intimately connected, we stood in quiet reflection.