Hello! My name is Taryn and I'm the redhead in the picture above. I've just returned from a week on the MoE Walk, and I'm popping by to share a bit of what I learned with you. I owe my involvement with the MoEs to my dear friend David Sao. I'd tell you that he's the fellow on the left, but I'm sure you already know that, because Dave knows everyone. He's introduced me to more wonderful people than I can count, including many, many MoEs.
The first thing that I learned is this: the MoEs are family. I've had the pleasure of helping host MoEs in Philly and being hosted by more MoEs at the March for Life, so I already knew the strength of the community. It wasn't until I joined The Walk, though, that I understood just how much of a family the Missionaries are. Like any family, the MoEs have traditions and sayings and jokes that no one else would find funny. We pray and eat and sleep and travel together. Most importantly, though, we take care of each other. We tend to each other's blisters and do each other's laundry.
*Just kidding! No MoEs or commercial dryers were harmed in the making of this post.