I was 19, and dating a girl from
To be honest, most of the people that knew of my trip were skeptical about it since I didn’t have a plan or a “coyote”. I didn’t pay anyone to bring me across, nor did I have to spend a ridiculous amount of money. I can’t say that I a proud of my actions; this whole thing has caused me more problems than I ever could have imagined.
I got my one-way bus ticket to the border. When I got to the border it was around 4 or 5 o’clock. I headed for the bridge. There was a group of college students who had apparently visited
I went to an exchange house and got some
I felt like I was daydreaming. I hugged my family and wept for a while. We then headed to my uncle’s house where I ate dinner then called my mother and Aunt Betty in
A couple of days later, one of Lauren’s friends invited us over for dinner. She happened to be an exchange student from
I never expected something like this from someone that didn’t even know me. They told me that they had a partially finished basement. I took the offer immediately. I called my mother to tell her and called my uncle to inform him that I would not be returning to
The first Sunday I was there, I went to an Assembly of God church, where I met Tim and Kristy Cobillas. (Former youth pastors of that church). We talked after the service and I found out that Sunday was their last Sunday to serve at that church. They felt called to start a mission focused on young adults.
I spent the summer in
After a while, I missed