July 10, 2014 – The Journey Begins

I can’t believe it’s that time already, that I’ve graduated and that tomorrow I leave for Scranton to begin my year-long journey to volunteer in Ecuador with Rostro de Cristo! I am beyond excited to be a volunteer and cannot wait to settle into my new lifestyle with my fellow volunteers and the people of Ecuador.
I feel truly blessed, as I have so many beautiful people in my life who have been supporting me in many ways. To my parents, I am eternally grateful for you both. Your love for me is unfailing and no matter where life takes me, I thank you for always staying by my side, for better or for worse. God’s greatest gift to me is undoubtedly the two of you. My beautiful pink mom and dad, I will miss you incredibly. Thank you for everything you do for me. Thank you for never giving up on me. Thank you for always having faith in me. Making you proud has always been most important to me. I hope you know that all I do, I do with the love you have instilled in me.

To my amazing brothers! I am proud to have such wonderful brothers and proud to be your sister. You both have challenged me in so many ways, helping me grow into the woman I am today. You have always been by my side, even through disagreements. I couldn’t ask for anything more in a brother. You both hold very special places in my heart and you can bet, most of the pictures I have to hang on my wall in Ecuador are of the two of you.

To my friends and family, I can’t begin to thank you enough for all the small ways you have all been here for me these past few months. You listened to my heart and reminded me of its message at times when I began to doubt. Your support, encouragement, love, patient ear, and understanding heart mean all the world to me. Thank you for doing everything you could to be as much a part of this journey with me as you could. You never let me walk alone. I am so lucky to have such wonderful company. My life is filled with so much greatness. Most of that is because of all of you.

To all the professors and faculty at Cabrini who have gone above and beyond for me. You have helped me come to appreciate all I have done and realize all I can continue to do. You had faith in me when I had little and helped me find the confidence to dare to do ALL things extra ordinary if I could. Your influences in my life have been life changing and I will forever thank you all for what you did for me, both inside the classroom and out. You didn’t just push me to be a better student, but to be a better, more intelligent and well-rounded human being in life. What you have given me can never be taken away. Thank you thank you thank you. I would have been lost without all of you.

Thanks to everyone’s support, I have reached my goal in reaching $2700 for the trip! I am so grateful for each of you who donated and helped me raise the money I needed for the trip!

My email address is anie.jamgochian@gmail.com

If you would like to send letters, the information below will tell you what you need to know!

Ecuador (July 24, 2014 – July 24, 2015; it takes between 1-3 weeks for letters and a bit longer for soft padded envelopes (which cannot weigh more than 1 lb., no UPS/DHL/FeDex, no boxes)

Anie Jamgochian o Darcy Phillips
Rostro de Cristo
Casilla 09-01-1024
Guayaquil, Ecuador

Though I will be away from home for a while, I am with you all in spirit, as you are all with me in spirit

God Bless,


2 thoughts on “July 10, 2014 – The Journey Begins

  1. Dear Anie,

    Wishing you an amazing, enriching journey throughout your visit in Ecuador. I look forward to your thoughtful, descriptive and amazingly well written stories. Shawn & Sophia ask about you often…we will include you in our prayers for a safe return home!
    Many hugs from the Kalayjian Family! Uncle Aret

  2. Anie, you are an inspiration to all. You have the courage to follow your heart and set off on a journey to pursue your dreams. God be with you. I look forward to be part of your journey even if it is only by reading your blog. (Not sure if you remember me I am a friend of your mom’s via the Book Club).

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