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Monday, November 29, 2010

The Superboys are in INDIA!

My amazing friend Dawson Oler is officially in INDIA for his mission! 

Daws and I with the Magees! :)

WOW I am SO excited for him. Daws and I have been friends since my first ISLC in '08. Since then, he himself has started a club at Riverton High, and as a result of that a few other clubs have popped up. I look up to Dawson so much in all he does. He recently was the one who got John Lefler at the Benefit Concert we had!!

Dawson is awesome, and his blog is also awesome! Please follow him and his mission partner, Kyle Sevel from Florida as they embark on another SUPER MISSION to Guwahati! In case you didn't know, the State of Amman is trying to be the first cleft-free state. There are thousands and thousands of people that are affected by them, and so we have much to do. I am so excited for these two outstanding guys to have the most life-changing experience of their lives.
The Trio opening their assignment! :) 
(ps: had to do some crazy facestalking to get this pic.. it would be easier if you would just tag yourselves in pics!! Haha;)

Good luck boys! Go get 'em!

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Happy Thanksgiving!

This is a video that I love-- no matter our views on faith, there is no question that there is much for which to be grateful for! :)

There is SO much to be thankful for this year, especially considering the amazing year journey of so many things that happened in the course of my last 12 months. We are so blessed to live in a world where there is much thanks AND giving. What an opportunity we have to come together to fight injustice. I am so thankful for the chance I've had to be a part of something so much bigger than anything we could imagine. I am so grateful for you, your kind and uplifting comments, your success, your drive and your actions to be the change you wish to see in the world. I am so grateful for your readership and support. Thank you so much for all you have given me, all over the world!

"Regardless of our circumstances, each of us has much for which to be grateful if we will but pause and contemplate our blessings" 
-Thomas S. Monson

Hope that today, you and your families, friends and loved ones have a day full of love and joy. I hope that we can all recognize our blessings and those things in our lives that bring us happiness. Thank you so much, and have a very happy thanksgiving from me to you, wherever you are!

Much Love, Shukran!!


Saturday, November 20, 2010

ISCE (the former ISLC)

In case you haven't heard, we are officially going to BEIJING, CHINA for ISCE next August!

"Wait..." you're wondering.. "Did she just say isCE??" 


A change that has been made this year to our yearly conference is the name! Since we have never been in China, we wanted to better reflect the Chinese culture within out conference and therefore, ISLC will be called ISCE this year! ISCE stands for "International Student Cultural Exchange". As StudPro Staff and ELC, we have lovingly embraced it with a nickname-- "ICE". So get pumped and be sure to tell everyone about this change! 

If you have not done so already, please visit the ISCE WEBSITE for more information and blog posts that will be updated regularly. As more information becomes available, it will be put on this website. If you're remotely interested about receiving information or hesitant about attending, take thisshort survey to gain a better understanding and receive some more information! 

Early registration (Early December - Jan. 31)

Who: All High School and University age students, as well as adult sponsors-- no previous involvement with OpSmile Required! 
When: August 1-7, 2011
Where: Beijing, China-- Beijing Normal University and Marriott
  • All participants except those traveling from Asia: $1,300 (includes airfare, hotel, offsite activities like the Great Wall, Tienanmen Square and the Forbidden City!, food, the conference fee and more!)
  • Participants traveling from Asia: $800
  • Participants from China: $500 (excludes airfare)

Get PUMPED for an incredible conference. So much has been done already to plan a successful experience for all involved! 
Can't wait to see you there on MY team;)

NOW is the Time.

Visit me HERE to read my past experiences with ISCE!!