I lived an entire summer without air conditioning, and I realized how good I have it

It was very hard to deal with at first, but eventually my body got used to it, and I managed to make it through the heat

Ever since I was a little girl, I have wanted to travel to a foreign country. The church that I grew up going to had annual mission trips, and I dreamed of one day going on one of their mission trips. We ended up moving when I was about ten years old, and we went to a different church that did not have the missions trips that the other church had. After I graduated college, I decided that it was time to take a missions trip. I went to South America for three months, and I had the time of my life. I loved helping people and sharing the good news of Christ with them. It was quite a culture shock at first. We were in a very poor area, so many of the places near us did not have electricity. I stayed in a home for about three weeks that did not have electricity or running water. We lived as the people did for the most part. Many of my friends asked me when I got back what I missed the most about the States, and I said that I definitely missed the air conditioning. It was very hot there. Most days were in the hundreds, and there was no air conditioning whatsoever. It was very hard to deal with at first, but eventually my body got used to it, and I managed to make it through the heat. The first thing that I did when I got home was run into my air conditioned apartment and just thank God for AC.

 

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