We all have a story with many different connections that we can only experience if we put ourselves out there. I met some amazing people that opened the door for me to travel Israel fully funded. This was during the summer of 2014 while Gaza was launching missiles into Israel. There were many people that backed out of this trip, but there was no way I would ever miss out on the chance to witness first hand what news channels were reporting. The inner hero inside of me was hoping and anticipating the chance to rise up. Two weeks of straight adrenaline! I left that trip inspired to keep learning and seeking for more truth. There is no right nation within this situation, but rather a chance to love and show compassion toward those suffering. While it’s tough having to watch from afar while living in the United States you never know who you will meet that will give you a new perspective and an opportunity to serve beyond yourself.