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Month: December 2015

Doubts

Doubts

Recently, I have been experiencing doubts on whether or not I should attend a mission trip to Haiti. I have made the first payment and was originally overwhelmed with excitement about going. I went on the same trip three years ago and it changed my life. I learned about Haitian culture and invested in relationships that, to this day, I have maintained. Also, it was my first time out of the country and showed me a part of the world I…

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Next stop… the Netherlands?

Next stop… the Netherlands?

When I decided to join OU Cousins, I never expected for my cousin to become one of my dearest friends. Over the course of this semester, I have gotten to know my cousin, Lisa Van Impelen, very well and I have enjoyed learning all about her life, hobbies, goals and aspirations. Lisa is twenty-two years old and is majoring psychology. She loves coffee and long rides with her horse, Cabelle. Through our conversations, I have learned about her culture and traditions and she has been…

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It matters

It matters

There was one question I never asked myself when using, giving, or purchasing products and merchandize, “Who made it?” I was ignorant about anything outside of my Oklahoma bubble and never thought about people living in other parts of the world and their role in my life. After going abroad on mission trips and taking the Understanding the Global Community course at OU, I become more cultured and gained a better understanding of the world I live in. I have watched videos…

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