Monday, June 02, 2008

Andi Helland

Hi, my name is Andi Helland. I am 19 years old and am a junior at South Dakota State University. I am currently pursuing a degree in Human Development and Family Studies. I am not yet certain what my plans beyond college are, but we shall see where God takes me.
I was born and raised in South Dakota; the land where trees and most other forms of life are nonexistent, paved roads are lacking, and most people live without the use of technological devices requiring electricity. While these may all be a slight exaggerations and common misconceptions about the state, I really do love South Dakota. It’s has its own unique beauty. I am, however, very excited to be on the east coast. I love the beautiful landscapes and the busy cities.
Being from South Dakota adds an interesting aspect to my MoE experience. I have quickly discovered that I know very little about the geography of the eastern United States. It definitely will be interesting. I will certainly learn a lot and have many new experiences.

2 comments:

Joel Haubenreich said...

She's lying. There are no exaggerations in this post.

Dot said...

Fred you are hilarious! I miss you!

Who we are?

Every summer we, the Missionaries of the Eucharist, are walking from Lewiston, Maine to Washington, DC to proclaim the beauty of the Catholic faith to everyone we meet, specifically through the Theology of the Body.

Conversion begins in our own hearts,which is why prayer is so important to our ministry. For this reason, everyday of our ten week walk begins with daily Mass. By receiving Christ in the Eucharist, we are given the grace to be the Love of Christ not only to those in our community but also to those we meet in the streets.

We walk throughout the day to be a witness of love. We are grounded in prayer-we pray with our lips, our hearts, and our bodies. In walking an average of twenty-five miles per day, we offer our fatigue as a gift of love to Christ and the people we meet. Our walking is both sacrifice and prayer.