” You start to recognize that there are people in this world who go without some of things you might take for granted every day –  solid education, job opportunities, support system, consistent care, food in the fridge, a fridge, a home, daily encouragement… For the first time you might realize that those things are not part of everyone’s story. And that’s one of the reasons mission trips can be so meaningful – because you get out of your everyday context and begin to better understand others. And a common, reaction to this new understanding is gratitude for the good things in life. “

Milagro Initiative  would like to thank every member of the team for the  magnificent work.  Our 2017 team consisted of  (from back left) Michael Bell, Paul Eugene Weber, Jay Polansky, Phil Garber, Valerie Reinhart, Danita Neiss, Tim Good, Kelly Coelho and Cyndi Garber.