My initial feelings were that I was so very, very proud that Angelique was wanting to “give back” to help her others less fortunate with her time, gifts and talents.
Living along the Mexican border, I am very much aware of the Cartel’s violence in this part of the world. I was relieved to know that Costa Rica was a much safer area and I really didn’t need to worry about such issues.
I became more in awe at the wonderful group she lived with in Costa Rica and how each one of them did such wonderful services with FrancisCorp. I grew to love all of them dearly and I have such high admiration for all of them.
I admire how Angelique has grown to appreciate and love people from all backgrounds. I loved that she grew to appreciate the “simple” things of life — nature, being with those you love, and being “helpful” to others. It has helped her learn to adjust to living with others in community. It has also helped her grow in her love and service to the Lord.
I feel this is a wonderful opportunity for a young adult to pursue if that’s what they would like to do. The only reason I would not recommend a year of service is if the individual doesn’t really want to do this.