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March 6, 2011

1200 Miles!

by carrollministry

Hello and Thanks for following the Headlights Blog!

After two long days of driving we are safely in Kansas City. Since yesterday morning, we have covered 6 states (Montana, Wyoming, South Dakota, Iowa, Missouri and Kansas) and driven 1200 miles. Thankfully everything went well and we had no problems at all. A highlight of our trip was meeting Clete Helvey and Julian Rogers in Omaha for lunch, two Carroll grads and former Headlights trip participants. It was great to see them both.

We arrived in Kansas City, Missouri and had dinner with Christian Brothers Dale and Jim and two Lasallian volunteers. After working for 1199 miles the GPS decided to give out on the last mile and we got lost, so after arriving a bit late to dinner we had a great conversation with them and learned a lot about the school we will be at this week. We also figured that it is possible that Brother Jim crossed paths with our Headlights group in San Lucas Toliman last May in Guatemala. Yes, it is a small world.

We are now with the Sisters of Charity in Kansas City, Kansas for the night and were happy to arrive and get settled in. Three of the sisters who live in the house here are from Montana. So we also found a few more connections between our group and the sisters – again proving the small world theory. It is good to be here.

I am excited for the experiences that await us this week. We have a busy week ahead but I am confident it will be a good one and I feel blessed to be with these 12 students. Rochester group, you are in our prayers!


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