I figured now is a good time to return to post on this blog that I abandoned a year ago. As some of you know, I’ve been accepted to serve with a Christian ministry called Cru for the year after I graduate from the U of A. I’ve known for a couple months that I’ll be going overseas, and assumed I’d be going to the Dominican Republic because that’s where I applied. As it turns out, they received a surplus of application to the DR (this is a good problem to have) so my team has been reassigned to Puerto Rico. We will be the first Cru STINT (short term international) team to go to Puerto Rico to launch a Cru movement on the university campus! I got to meet my team this past weekend and I’m really excited about serving with them and getting to know them really well. The team consists of 7 recent or soon to be college grads and a family of 6 (2 full time Cru staff and their 4 children, along with their dog). The dog’s name is also Charlie. I’m considering spending the year going by “Carlitos” or something to avoid confusion.
There’s a lot more I could say but I just wanted to give people a basic update right now. Please feel free to ask me questions about this trip or anything else if you have any. I’ve found this site useful in getting to know more about our new location! http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Puerto_rico