I had wanted to go on a mission trip for a long time and in 2004 I had the opportunity to go to Kinshasa, Democratic republic of Congo. My heart was touched by the poverty of the people. And that they were able to still show thanks for what they did have. I went back to Congo in 2010 and in reinforced my desire to go where God would lead me for other mission opportunities. For In helping others come closer to God your faith is increased.