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Recently, several Berkey college student attendees returned from their Study Service Term. Below are some reflections.

Malaina Weldy, Peru

It’s so hard to sum up SST in a few sentences, or even a few paragraphs. There were a lot of ups and downs, but overall the experience was incredible and one that I wouldn’t change for the world. The other students in the group were so supportive and we really grew very close through sharing our joys and struggles. Making these sorts of relationships not only with other students but with Peruvian host families and friends, made the entire experience worthwhile for me.

During service I lived in Chancay, a small fishing village two hours north of Lima, and I had an incredible Christian host family. They blessed me with their generosity and hospitality, and I can truly say they exude the love of God in their everyday lives. What a blessing it was to be able to worship the same God with them, even while being more than 3,500 miles from home!