I currently serve as a Global Outreach volunteer leader at Mariners Church in Irvine. In the past 6 years, I’ve had the privilege and honor to be a part of a short-term missions trip team to China, host international students through the International Students Ministry (ISM), raise funds for a farm at an orphanage in Sri Lanka, and bring awareness to our community on human trafficking in Southeast Asia. These opportunities have not only been eye-opening but have given me a new level of compassion that I didn’t know was possible. Experiencing firsthand how some parts of the world are impacted by serving them has given me a better understanding and purpose for my own life. Seeing people’s lives being changed has changed me to live more conscientiously with them in mind.