Some further comments from past participants:
“I had never worked with the homeless more than giving them food on the street. This trip extended my heart to a new group of people. My suitcase carried a fraction of what I own and it still was more than everything these people had.” - Katie, Boston
“I realized why God took me to Budapest... for me to learn compassion!” - Yanie, Jakarta, Indonesia.
"My favorite part about serving on HYC was the ability to live like the first century church for a small period of time. We ate together, shared our faith together, traveled together, prayed together, served together, and loved together. It was incredible to see the beautiful bond that we built in just 10 short days from imitating the first century church. Our apartment was an open layout so we could truly bond as sisters. I felt very safe in the city and the Szabad family (local church leaders) helped us to get around. Having the opportunity to live in the middle of downtown and use the public transportation allowed us to truly experience the Hungarian culture. I loved that we were able to go to the island and share our faith, evangelizing on the island and on public transportation made the trip more challenging (in a good way!). I have to admit – the painting and playing with the kids was not that hard. Some days we were completely exhausted, but most days were fun. This trip was extremely memorable and I am so grateful that I was able to experience it." - Jenna, Arizona State U.