S.O.U.L. Trips

Tulsa, OK

 

Joyful. Patient. Faithful.

Tulsa, OK - Before I begin, I just wanted to say that I am not going to offer any philosophical insight to any degree in this blog. My goal is just to share where I am at, at this point in time. So here it is... The morning began as alarm clocks went off around the...

Sweet and Salty

Tulsa, OK - Sweet and Salty (or as our Philly friend says, “Saudy”) Hello friends from all over. I am writing to you today from Tulsa, OK, on a Thursday evening. In fact, it is our last day/evening here in this beautiful Tulsa weather. Let me begin, by telling you how...

Soccer and the Middle School Environment

Tulsa, OK - Sadly, it was our second to last day the San Miguel School, time has flown by these past three days. My mornings have been filled with fixing things in the school yard and around the school. Then my afternoons consist of playing different sports with the...

Food and Friendship

I find it beautiful how in almost every culture, communities come together to share food.  There is just something about good food that makes for good company, and I would have to say the great company here is feeding us far too well. Today, at San Miguel Middle...

“…All You Have to Do Is Look”

This SOUL trip, so far, has been so much fun, and it’s only the third day, second with the students! For me, it has been fun to see all of the students and the number of them who remember me because I was here last year. I remember the majority of them, their faces...

Happy to Have a Visitor

Tulsa, OK - Hi everyone!! My name is Jake Homan, and I am currently serving on a Saint Mary’s immersion in Tulsa. On this trip, our group is working in the San Miguel Middle School here in Tulsa. I have the opportunity in helping with the Math and PE classes. This is...

Excitement and Apprehension

Tulsa, OK - We pulled into the Bishop Kelley complex in Tulsa, Oklahoma around 7:30 p.m. last night. Our trip was completed without a hitch unlike many of our other SOUL brothers and sisters that we’ve been in contact with. We were greeted with a feast of “Cane’s”...

Leticia Martinez – Tulsa, OK

The soul experience thus far has been life changing. I've been to many SOUL trips my four years at Saint Mary's and this trip was different but amazing. It was the first time I helped in classrooms. I was not sure what to expect but I knew that it would feel like a...

Aldontae Guess – Tulsa, OK

To say that this week has been beyond transformational would be an understatement.  One of the reasons why I love SOUL so much is because of how it fosters the pillar of transformation.  Being with the kids of San Miguel and the Christian Brothers and the Lasallian...

Sara Dethloff – Tulsa, OK

We woke up around 6:45am, got ready for the day while having breakfast and left for San Miguel Middle School around 8am. Once we arrived at San Miguel we met the President of the School named John. He told us about the history of the school as well as demographics and...