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The Great Ralph Waldo Emerson once said “No one is useless in this world who lightens the burdens of another”. I come before you today to recruit soldiers. Soldiers combating a variety of deadly diseases that must be destroyed. Over the past 25 years, I have cured thousands from Tuberculosis and AIDS, saving their lives. I am not sure how much longer I can possibly take catching two flights to and from Haiti some days. However, I would not have it any other way. I enjoy tending to those in need, and refuse to stop at anything to save lives. (Kidder, 24) I understand that this town is extremely lucky and full of success. From the lavish houses to the top-of-the-line cars motoring down Powder Point, Duxbury is a truly amazing place. I am not asking all of you to help me, but I am asking you to consider. Mission trips will broaden your perspectives, get you out of your comfort zone, and create lifelong relationships. Looking past the diseases and poverty lays a tropical island full of potential and beauty. However, this potential lies in the hands of those who are willing to help make change. (Kidder, 164) For many people, especially young adults, it is important to have a healthy perspective on the world around them. Students who reside in this lovely town are often associated with being in this “bubble” of lavishness and affluence. By coming on this trip alongside a few colleagues from PIH and I, you will have a fresh and renewed outlook on life. You’ll soon

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