Sunday, January 30, 2011

First Blog!

So, this is my first blog, ever! I am completely clueless as to what to say, but I can start by letting all of you know exactly who I am and why I am doing this. First, my name is Kirstyn and I am a freshman in high school. I have recently felt pulled towards journalism and I am looking for all the opportunities I can to get the experience I need. I also love mission trips to Mexico so when I got the chance to author the blog for our mission trip I had to take it up. I guess I should tell you exactly how I got the amazing opportunity though so.

It started at Mission Connections in Portland this year. I had gone to all of the workshops I planned to go to the night before. Towards the end of the night, our group was tired and ready to go home but a few of our members wanted to go to the last workshop they had planned to go to. I wasn't to excited to go because I was hungry and ready to head home and to a Taco Bell! But since a few people wanted to stay I went to the workshop I had randomly chosen, which was titled, 'Finding Your Calling'. I walked into the workshop late and the room was packed. So I headed toward the back of the room to find a seat. I sat through the lesson listening to what the speaker had to say. He was talking about mixing your calling with your passion. My calling is writing and my passion is Mexico. Through the whole hour, he didn't say anything about journalism, so discouraged I asked, 'What about writing?'. Surprisingly he got extremely excited and told me to take every writing class I could and to try to author a blog or write for a newspaper at my church. Motivated and excited, I left the workshop and searched for my mom to tell her about what I had learned and how excited I was to ask our mission trip leaders about it. One of our leaders, Jan, was standing right next to me talking to Carol so when I got the chance I told them about it. They then told me that Jacob was looking for someone to author the blog. After hearing that I got even more excited that God was putting everything right into place.

On the ride home, I couldn't wait to get home to tell my dad but, I was especially excited for Sunday to roll around so I could talk to Jacob about the blog. When Sunday came we just happened to park right next to him and he was out by his vehicle. I later found out that he was getting ready to come find me to ask me. Between then and now he got me hooked up with the blog and a Gmail account and now I am writing my first blog,(let me know how I do).

I am so excited to continue to write and prepare for Mexico. I am also happy to be part of keeping everyone updated on what is going on. I can't wait to write more and get better because I know I probably have a lot of work to do(:

1 comment:

  1. Welcome aboard! Thanks again for taking on this responsibility in helping others follow along with us. Your going to do great.
    We will have fun with this. We plan to upload some video footage as well as putting together a photo gallery. we will to our best to keep it simple and fun. My hope is that this will be a resource to use every year.