Greetings Family and Friends,

We write to you from Portland, Oregon.  Heather, Mike, Amanda (Program Director), and I have been meeting with head quarters acquainting ourselves with the details of our adventuresome journey!  So far it’s been a time packed with adding our final touches to make this trip one of profound impact. This is the first semester of Indigenous America.  We are looking forward to exploring its spiritual landscape and flourishing culture, and understand America on a seldom seen plane.  Check this blog regularly as our students will update their experiences and travels here regularly, we are excited to share our stories with you.

Attached is a picture of us at Trillium lake, from left to right  (Michael Payton, Heather Falenski, Olegario Carrillo, Amanda Rader).