This post was written by Haley Osborn, sophomore at Monmouth College and member of the 2015 mission team to the Czech Republic.
The trip to the Czech Republic with Ignite this year is something I’ll never forget. Not only did I get to meet so many amazing people, I made friendships that I know I’ll cherish forever.
After only 1 week I felt very close to them. I had some of the best conversations with them and got to play a lot of games. I am even keeping in touch through Skype with some of them.
I went on this trip expecting to do a lot of Gods work to help other people. It was actually the opposite that happened. People seemed to be helping me more than I was helping them. I felt closer to God than I ever have before.
God really changed a lot for me in just two weeks. The team I went with lead a leadership conference in Cesky Tesin. I personally got a lot from that. Especially after the session “Walking in Great Faith.” I really learned that great faith comes with a price.
I finally started to believe God has something great in store for me if I’m willing to pay the price.
I’ve never been a leader, nor did I ever want to be one. After that conference though, I really had a desire to become more active in a leadership role.
God did a lot in my life on this trip, and I am so thankful I got the opportunity to go and experience God in a new way.