They say when you go on a mission trip it changes you. Well, I know for sure it was extremely impactful for me and pray that the positive change is evident to my friends and family over the coming months and years. The only thing for sure right now, as I continue to understand what this trip all means, is the fact that the journey does not end just because I am back from Sierra Leone. It will continue to move forward in 2017. This is because the same faith based individuals (and a lot more) are still focused on raising money, through walking and running, to provide clean water to the people that need it most. I will be even more determined to support the beautiful people of Africa through Hope Water International in 2017 and knowing that there is a potential blessing in my future of going back again. Again, thank you for all the support in 2016 and upcoming 2017!