Author: Anna

Our Journey Back to Poland

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Hello from Poland!!

After getting dropped off at the airport by our amazing friends, we went to check in. Thankfully, everything went smoothly there! We got through security¬†with no problem and boarded the plane. The plane was pretty nice! We flew by AirBerlin. We even got mini toothbrushes and toothpaste to use on the plane! It was hard to sleep, as usual, so most of the time I watched movies. They served hot and cold beverages with dinner and breakfast. It was yummy! ūüôā

After landing, we had a layover in Berlin, which wasn’t as nice. They had canceled several flights (thankfully not ours) and were running WAY behind. It was very unorganized and crowded. After boarding, we ended up waiting an hour on the plane before we actually took off. But it’s ok. I’m sure there’s a reason they were running so behind.

After landing that¬†flight in Warsaw, Poland, we took a taxi to a hotel where we checked in. We ate pizza and went shopping. Overall, I’d say our journey has gone VERY good so far! We will continue¬†our journey soon! Bye!



An emotional & fun day

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Today we went to the Studof concentration camp. Lidia and I went for ¬†the first time. It was sad and emotional for lots of people. Today was also Grace’s 10th birthday (for those of you who know). The fun part was that afterwords we went to the Baltic Sea and I¬†FINALLY got to put my feet in! The legs of my pants were wet the the rest of the way back, but it was worth it! Sorry I haven’t posted very much, but it’s ben kind of busy.

I’m So Exited!!!!!

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I am so exited to go to Poland! This will be my third time going and this time I am planning to post on The Journey Back at least 2-3 times a week! So be sure to check out my postings!


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Thank you!

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Anna checking shoe sizes.
Anna checking shoe sizes.

My party went well and we had lots of fun. My friend Allison tried to hide from every picture my grandma and mom would take, but every once in a wile, my grandma would sneak a picture of her without he noticing. We got all the shoes we needed and have some extras for the girls to grow into them. I had so much fun doing this, and I hope it makes you as happy as it does me to help kids around the world who don’t have shoes or clothes. THANK YOU!!!

– Anna


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My Birthday (Anna)

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House of Hope Orphanage - Port-Au-Prince, Haiti
House of Hope Orphanage         Port-Au-Prince, Haiti

Hi! It’s Anna and I wanted to tell you about my birthday party! So, for my party, instead of a present I would like to ask you to bring a pair of new shoes please. I know that sounds a little weird, but it’s for a good cause. I decided for my birthday this year, I would have everyone bring a pair of shoes so that I could send them away to an girl’s orphanage in Haiti! My grandma and grandpa’s ¬†church started that orphanage. Isn’t that cool!? One of my grandma’s friends named Holli just came back from the orphanage. When she was there, she took pictures of all the girls and measured their feet. I heard about sending shoes to an orphanage in a T.T.I. (The Time I) on Disney Channel. ¬†I don’t think I need a bunch of toys and stuff, when some kids don’t even have shoes!!! I have at least 4 different pairs! And another thing is, once their shoes are too small, they can’t just run to Walmart. I bet there isn’t one store close to the orphanage! Probably, they only get their shoes from people who send them to them. In fact, that might be the way they get their clothes too. I hope you will be able to come to my birthday party and help out the girls in Haiti!!!

My mom will tell you all the stuff you need to know:   CLICK HERE!

Shoes for Loumaintha!