I knew within 30 minutes of this day how things were going to go today, literally. The morning was cool and wet and we were about a couple of miles (if that) away from the church we had stayed at last night and my back tire blew. Of course, I had a new tube on … Continue reading Minneapolis to Chicago on 2 Wheels: Day 3
Clearly the tour started to take more and more out of me as the week went on as I'm just now catching up on posting. I can honestly say, I haven't been this physically sore since two-a-days in high school, especially during pre-season for soccer. Wake up, go to practice for a couple of hours, … Continue reading Minneapolis to Chicago: we made it!
Day 2 of the Midwest biking tour presented a fun opportunity for most of us: our first century ride (100 mile ride)! I was definitely excited about his and definitely apprehensive about this. The furthest I had ridden was the day before, when we rode about 65 miles. I was a little apprehensive about how … Continue reading Minneapolis to Chicago on 2 Wheels: Day 2
Last week, 20 of us left Minneapolis and bound for Chicago on nothin but 2 wheels and a comfy seat (or not so comfy in some people's cases). I'm not going to lie, I honestly believed the 503 mile trip was going to be relatively easy. Okay maybe not easy, but very doable, ridiculously fun … Continue reading Minneapolis to Chicago on 2 wheels: day 1
We've been in El Salvador for 3 days now. And we are loving it. The people, the hospitality, the food, the natural beauty, the freshness of the fruit, the vitality of the churches! We arrived an hour behind schedule on Saturday evening due to delays in Dallas. We stepped out of the airport in San … Continue reading Hammocks and stove installations
Substance crew two off to El Salvador TOMORROW! Follow our trip here on this blog! El Salvador 2013 from Alicia Davis on Vimeo.
You may say I’m a dreamer... but I’m not the only one Dreams. We all have them, but we don’t always get to see them become reality. But that’s the beautiful thing about being a dreamer: there is always something to push towards, something to strive for. Our team had the incredible opportunity to help a vision and dream come … Continue reading yarn bombing and paint fumes
Taken completely out of context, I sometimes imagine that God is singing this over and over again to us. Obviously how this post relates to Justin Timberlake is next to none... but I couldn't help but let that line from the song roll around in my head after our morning team devo time this past … Continue reading it’s like you’re my mirror
How far can you get in 22 hours? Our first Peru short-term missions trip traveled more than 4,000 miles in 22 hours to arrive in Lima at 1am on Friday morning! Coming from Minneapolis and Nashville, our team of 12 arrived exhausted but excited to see what the Lord has in store for us for … Continue reading #peruvida
We are almost off to LIMA,PERU!!! Peru 2013 Team Team from Alicia Davis on Vimeo.
My last day in Peru took me to visit an area of Lima that is quickly developing as the urban sprawl expands, Chorillos. It is home to Peru's future entrepreneurs, educators, doctors and much more, including Krochet Kids. Chorillos was an area in Peru where many squatters settled during the reign of terrorism in Peru … Continue reading The Future of Lima
It's Sunday in Lima! Another gorgeous sunny day! This morning we headed to the Cultural Center in Surco (a district of 450,000 people within 17 square miles) where the community Vida en Surco ('Life in Surco') meet on Sunday mornings. Last weekend, Vida en Surco celebrated their 1 year anniversary! It was so fun spending … Continue reading A Sunday in Lima
Today was such a fabulous intro to life in Lima (city of 9 million, or 7 depending on who you talk to). This morning, we hit the fresh fruit market to grab fruit for breakfast. There were definitely fruits I had never seen, like tuna (the prickly pear) and chirimoya (which looked like a cross … Continue reading Introducing Lima
And I am Peru bound!
I got to hang out with Danny Gutierrez, from Lima, Peru, while at AllAccess in Florida! Check out his invitation to this summer's mission trip to Lima! Your Invite to Lima! from Alicia Davis on Vimeo.