This is my fourth trip to Slovakia, and sometimes people wonder what draws me back. Certainly I have a love of travel, which was probably the primary reason I came the first time if I am completely honest. It also serves to invigorate my faith as I focus intentionally on serving God through serving people, and working as a team with other believers to accomplish this purpose. And frankly, it’s an awful lot of fun! Increasingly, it has been for the students I have met and come to love. It is amazing how strong a bond can be formed in the span of 2 short weeks. I feel invested in their lives and sincerely care about them and their futures. And, I long to see them again. Here with me are 2 special girls that I returned for this year.