By Mackenzie Allan
My name is Mackenzie Allan and I am one of the twenty-three individuals journeying to Honduras this July. I just completed my first year of college at George Washington University in Washington, DC and am very grateful to be back home in the beautiful Pacific Northwest. My family and I attend a Presbyterian church in Bellevue.
Why am I going to Honduras? I am very blessed to have a supportive network of people in my life that connected me with this mission trip. I am currently studying international relations and global public health at university, and the opportunity to have hands-on understanding of what I am being introduced to in the classroom is something that I feel very lucky to be able to do. Establishing relationships and working with people has always been a big passion and part of who I am and I am eagerly awaiting the chance to work alongside the staff and children at NPH, as well as my fellow travelers.
While I have to admit that I am a little anxious about traveling to a third-world country where I do not speak the native language, I am mostly feeling excitement for this opportunity. I am greatly looking forward to learning about Central American culture, developing new relationships, and being apart of a team serving God and the Honduran community.