Second years and first years had the opportunity to go on a trip in the north for 2 days. The weather was very cold most of the time. My favorite part was when we spent 2 hours at the Sea of Galilee.

Even though I could not believe that I was there, yes; I was. I was where Jesus was and I felt something special in my heart that I really cannot describe with words, I was walking on Jesus’s steps! The place was amazing in every sense of the world, my favorite place in Israel so far.

We took a lot of photos and I enjoyed a lot, but it was a moment when I went to sit on the rocks, it was a peaceful moment. And I began to contemplate the beauty of the panorama. Some things that I saw, I related to something in life.

 

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The sunset came with a show of colors and the sky was getting dark; I related the sunset as that light that represents all of the things that we learn daily, which is something that we need to remember at the end of the day. This happens at EMIS, living and studying here is a privilege; you learn every second, every minute, every hour, every day, every time and not just in class, everywhere.

When it was getting dark I thought about the darkness, sometimes people get sad, as everyone does, or they feel alone. In those moments you more than ever need to remember who you are, where you come from and why you are here and of course, smile. Remembering why you are here will turn on one light in that darkness and sadness.

And if people asked me why am I here, I would have had many answers, many. But now I would say to keep growing as a person, to learn, to explore, to meet people from all over the world, to make friends, to live experiences that will mark my life, to have memories for all my life, to make peace, to create sustainability, to keep making differences because this world needs me, to be the change!

The water flow and its beautiful blue color looked wonderful; I related it with the different events and moments that happen in life, which run away as the water does, but the memories always will remain and we need to move forward, to keep swimming and not give up because there is still fire in our soul, because there is still life in our dreams, because there are some people that love us.

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year of 2016!

Written by Danilo Angulo Molina

Edited by Hannah Cook

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