World Changer: Voice4Society Blog Award

Not too long ago, I talked about having my work featured on the Voice4Society blog (you can find that post and my story here: https://isabellastines.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/voice4society-feature/). I’m honored to announce that they’ve nominated me for their World Changer award! Huge thanks to … Continue reading

Honey, I’m home! – To Central America & Back

Wow, does it feel good to be blogging again! This summer has been totally amazing, serving & teaching in Central America. While I can’t share every story, I do have a few things I’d love to share about these past two months.

Ladies and gentlemen, I present to you…Instagram pics!

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Teaching English, working in medical/dental clinics, and distributing food and clothes were just a few of the things that kept us busy!  This was an EXPERIENCE; I for one have never been out of the country so long, and I absolutely LOVED it. It was just one blessing after another! There is seriously just too much to share. But please know: lives were changed, bellies were fed, and minds were educated. Definitely one of the best summers of my life!

I’m sure you guys haven’t been slacking this summer! Can’t wait to get back to my daily reads on your blogs. Until next post! ❤

It’s (not really) Vacation Time!

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A mission trip to Central America for 2 months.

It’s easier said than done, ladies and gentlemen.

It wasn’t a hard decision. I’ve been to this particular place before and have fallen in love with the people there. It hasn’t been easy preparing for it, though. A lot can happen in two months; in the USA and where I’ll be staying at. But I can’t wait to experience this! My team and I will be teaching English, distributing food and clothing, working on water lines and more for villages and people who can’t afford it (and of course, writing when I find the time!). Due to security reasons, I can’t give out exact locations and dates. Thanks for understanding!

I’ll be leaving next week and won’t be back until August. Therefore, I won’t be able to post regularly and keep the blog updated. As much as I hate that, I know I’ll be helping and working on something important! Thank you guys so much for your encouragement and support. A few automated posts will be up this summer, just to keep the blog fresh. And if I happen to get internet connection and energy to blog at the same time, I will definitely be giving you an update!

So this isn’t goodbye. I look forward to catching up with you in August. Thanks guys, happy summer! 🙂

Isabella Stines spent most of her childhood diving into books and breaking the rules by reading past her bed time. Still an avid reader, she spends more of her time as a student and musician in addition to writing, fueling her creativity with Ramen noodles and sweet tea. Stines is currently working on her first trilogy.

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