Lydia's Adventure

Since I’m finishing my third and last year at Wheaton, I’m looking to ground myself in God and my calling before looking definitively to nursing school. My family encouraged me to look into Solid Rock Outdoor Ministries, a ministry that helps provide and lead these expeditions into the wilderness. For 40 days and nights I would be under the stars, climbing, hiking, the works.

My brother has done both a 20-day and 40-day trip with them. I decided, after a lot of prayer and deep thinking to also do the 40 day challenge in an attempt to re-center myself and ground myself in who I am, separate from technology and all my comfortable routines. After a difficult time at Wheaton and a particularly harsh junior year, I feel excited at the idea of strengthening myself through nature and being separate from the rest of the world.

However, this is not an easy opportunity: It will be very expensive.  From gear to clothing to food to travel expenses, this will significantly stretch me financially. If you had any amount you would be willing to give it would go a long way to help me and my family. Given the current COVID-19 crisis I understand that finances are limited for everyone. My $5000 goal is a huge undertaking that may not be completed by this summer. But I am still asking for help because I believe that this is a worthwhile experience to pursue for my own self-growth and re-centering46725404_1585232465974036_r.jpeg.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   46725404_158523244087318_r.jpeg


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Lydia Thomas 
Wheaton, IL
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