Gaby Pereda, 10

“In life were given opportunities to grow, and in my recent mission trip to the Mexico, I was able to grow in all ways. Although some things were so hard to look at and so hard to comprehend, I know that there’s a plan for every single person in this world.  I spent a couple days embraced in Mexican culture taking care of children who were placed in orphanages for their own greater good. The ironic thing is, these children were so incredibly happy, in fact I didn’t see one of them cry the whole time. There’s something about this pure happiness despite the turmoil in their little hearts that really really hit me. There’s a beauty to going and seeing the world around you, you’re eyes are opened to what life really is. So the truth is, the majority of us have it easy compared to what everyone else has in this world.”