Saturday, January 25, 2014

Hi All!

I wanted to take a moment and reflect on the icebreaker we did in small groups at our meeting yesterday.

Coming into this experience, I knew many of you, but did not know you on a personal level. Although the activity yesterday was relatively short, I thought it was so interesting to hear everyone share a personal story about an experience in their life. I think it is truly amazing how we can all come from different backgrounds, yet we can all come together and bond over service. It is great to see how everyone brings different experiences, stories, and goals to our team and I think that diversity will make our experience together all the more positive.

-Casey Tidwell
Class of 2014

Saturday, January 18, 2014

January 18, 2014

Hello Everyone,
I just wanted to let you all know how excited I am to be going on this trip with all of you and having this great opportunity to make a difference. I am also super excited to meet all of you and get to know you all!! Honestly, I'm a little nervous to meet you all for the first time at our next meeting :), which will be my first ever meeting. I wish I had been part of the journey from the get go but I am beyond thankful to be a part of it now. I have caught up on all of the readings you guys have done thus far and I've read through some of your blog postings and I cannot wait to get started, although I had some pretty intense emotions reading through all of the material about tornadoes and their impact specifically on Oklahoma.
You all seem to be so committed and I cannot wait to meet you all! :)
- Sam Englehart
Class of 2014