On every BLUE trip, we start each morning with a meditation. They take the form of a short reading or a song, but the goal of morning meditation is always the same - to influence the way volunteers think about their purpose. Check out this video that brings our favorite meditation to life.
As an engineer in the technology industry I often find myself automating a large part of my work. I develop scripts, systems, and work-flows that take day-to-day tasks and automagically perform them so I can work on larger projects and initiatives. The less time I spend putting out fires, the more time I can spend building.
We, as human beings, are needy. Many times, we begin to ask God to change that which is out of our control. We ask God for an A on the math test we're about to take. We ask God for a fun weekend. We ask God to help our favorite teams win a game. But why is it that we rarely tell God that we're putting our trust in Him? Why do we fail to ask God to let us be subjects to His plans for us?
Click here to read a letter from Daniel Rodriguez - September 2016
Time, something indefinite that we worry too much about. Whether it is worrying about the past, present or future; we tend to over think moments and try to plan ahead and forget to “live in the moment”, something that BLUE tries to demonstrate.
In 2015, as I tiredly made my way to my half point of high school, a friend showed me this prompt which a school she was applying to had uploaded for an essay. I had kept this prompt in the back of my mind and had found myself occasionally wondering off into deep thoughts as to what X was. That very summer my X was found. Luckily, no mathematical calculations were needed to find it given that math has never been my strong suit. My X was found in the middle of a mountain in the Dominican Republic in a small town or as they call it "campo". The summer of my sophomore year I traveled on my first BLUE Missions trip, where I aided in building latrines and delivering sanitation to the underprivileged families of the Dominican Republic.