Track- Canary Islands
As I boarded the plane leaving from Tenerife to Madrid, the song “Feeling Good” came on by Micheal Bublé. As he says, “it's a new dawn, it's a new day, its a new life”.
I knew the transition already though will be tough going back, but I realized those song lyrics were right. Because when you take a leap of faith out of your comfort zone deciding to go whole another country with 15 people you don't know that well and pray that he will provide. It's crazy to see the amount miracles, and work God can do in your life.
I am happy to say this trip to Tenerife in the Canary Islands was a whole new chapter in my life. At age 20, it felt like an incredible turning point that made a very good impact on the people of this wonderful island and how they truly changed my life too, in believing that being a Christ follower we can really make a difference.
From doing a 43k trail race that climbed over 5,981 feet in one day and spending seven hours & 20 minutes on my feet. To having the whole town crowd cheer and appreciate you racewalking because it's called Marchador.
Then realizing how each athlete enjoyed us being there in their presence and having the opportunity to train with them. Seeing them say they can't wait to see you again next year makes me feel changed inside. It showed me how much their culture is dedicated to being fit by and wanting to live simply.
Also how you are not guaranteed anything in life, so it's important to live everyday knowing we are not alone because God is there by our side. He shows us how we love one another and share connection in fellowship in loving friends and families we meet along the way.
Thank you Tenerife for being part of my life I will never forget.
-Sam for the team
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