This is me and my backpack full of my personal things that I will be taking. I have a couple skirts and shirts packed in there that I will be leaving. This is a brand new camping backpack that I have only used once. Mason bought it for me last year and I think he is nervous I will ruin it... but I suppose this will put it to the ultimate test. Thanks hun, I'll be careful I promise!
These two gray boxes are full of donations that I have been collecting for a while now. I got a lot of donations from the wonderful families in my first grade class. One lady in my old ward made 45 of these hygiene kits for her birthday. It was her 45th birthday so she had her kids make 45 of them for me. Wasn't that sweet?? To the left is my little money belt next to my passport that I have to wear on my person at all times. Everything valuable I have to keep in that. Luckily I'm not taking anything valuable... just my passport. I have a fake wedding ring from our honeymoon in Mexico that I will be wearing.
The organization I will be going with is called Reach the Children. You can read more about their organization at http://www.reachthechildren.org/. We are going to be training teachers how to teach in the orphanges. We will be teaching hygiene, dental hygiene, gardening, and other things. I can't wait. I am a little nervous... I think that I am a little in denial about the fact that I am really going... but here it comes, tomorrow!