Author: Ryan Heard

Last week our team had the opportunity to take a break from the work we have been doing this summer and explore the city of Jaipur. Our journey began early (like really early) on Wednesday morning at the train station at 5:30 a.m.We were surprised...

12 year-old Meenakshi bends over my hand, the thin silver tip of her henna applicator poised to begin. She spreads the dark brown paste in thin lines across the skin of my palm, forming flower petals and swirls. 'This one is called the mango,' Meenakshi's friend Sampada...

 Wow. Where to begin…As I sit and write this blog in the Barnes and Noble Café, thoughts and feelings overwhelm me as I reflect on SummerLINK.  Even if I just reflect on this week, I see how God has moved...

Our time so far in Boston has been incredible! We've been busy almost the entire time but it's been an incredible experience thus far!We've been volunteering our time at several different locations, including the Boys and Girls Club, a low income community at Willis Ave,...

We were able to take the day yesterday and drive about an hour and a half away to Cape Cod for a midsummer excursion. We had the opportunity to sightsee, relax at a beach and spend some great time fellowshipping together and enjoying each others...

Masala is a spice that Indians use on everything, and it brings us to tears every time we eat it, because it is so spicy!!  They literally put it on everything, from chicken to their drinks to popcorn. There is an ongoing joke among our...

As our second week in Seattle comes to a close we again have more stories to tell and more things to be grateful for. (It's kind of hard to believe it's only been two weeks.) Our stories begin Sunday morning. Our first time attending an Essential...

Hello from Boston! This week we’ve been serving at Soccer Nights, a free soccer camp for kids sponsored by Redemption Hill Church. Every night we’ve had over 200 kids come out and play with us. One wonderful surprise has been...

Saturday our team went to the Dump for the first time. The Dump is about 1 1/2 hours from our place. All week long we had been working with a great group of kids in our English class who we thought had a lot of...