Trip Testimonials

“It was the most powerful thing I’ve ever experienced in my entire life. The Holy Spirit was so alive. I think that sums up the trip for everyone. We all have this new motivation to spread the gospel.”
– George Keith Shamblin

 

“Without Reel Life, my life would not have been forever changed… My trip to Jimani (Dominican Republic) with Reel Life impacted my life more than anything ever has before.”
– Kristen Ledford

 

“During this trip I became a Christian. Christ came into my heart and I am a different man. I was dead inside and God has awakened what’s inside of me. … While being a servant to the people as He commanded, we experienced a beautiful raw Christianity – without the garments, stained glass and all the trappings; a service of love, change and spiritual rewards that truly jarred my soul awake.”
– Terry O’Connell

 

“The trip exceeded every expectation we had coming in. This has become the #1 trip that I look forward to with my family, and we are going to do something every single year.”
– Jeff Travis

 

“The trip was incredible and I’m so blessed I as able to go on it! Can’t wait to go again!”
– Chandler Cox
Fullback, Auburn University

 

 

“This trip has returned to me the joy of my salvation.”
– Steve Barlow

 

“You can’t go to San Quintin, MX, and come back the same person. There is no way.”
– Anne Russell

 

“I want to tell you what an incredible experience my husband had while on the mission trip.  I was totally amazed at what God did in his heart and life while he was on that trip.  I feel like he learned things in those 8 days what took me months or longer over the course of my life to grasp.  I guess God works on our hearts in different ways and at different times in our lives.  Those 8 days really had an impact on him, and I know that he would like to go again sometime.  I am so glad that my husband was able to go on this trip.  Thanks for everything you all do at Reel Life to make it possible.”
– Theresa Sims

 

“We all agreed that this was the best trip we have ever taken as a family.”
– Riley Logsdon

 

“I would have never imagined my life would be transformed in just 5 days. I came on this trip as a college sorority girl that didn’t think I had time for the Lord because I was already so busy with the party scene, friends and school.  I started looking around in such a different way.  I realized that these people with nothing have so much faith while I have everything with so little faith.  I realized that God is good, and to live this life, we need God to be in it every day for the rest of our lives.  I gave myself to Christ and trust in Him with my new beginning in life.  You have taught me to not only love God in the Dominican, but to carry the love back to college and live for Him.”
– Sydney Penney

 

“This was my first international mission trip and I as blown away. To see the way other people live in this world gave me a unique point of view for my own life. God totally wrecked me on this trip and rebuilt me new. I feel like I’ve truly been transformed by the renewing of my mind.”
– Jacob Pugh

 

“I went to Cuba as a leader with our church’s college ministry and about 20-30 other college students not connected to my church. The experience was life changing as I saw students step out of their comfort zones and be vulnerable enough to share their testimonies in full for the first time. As a result, I saw more students experience the grace of the Gospel, and I, myself, came back with a deeper appreciation of what Jesus did for me and the impact His death and resurrection have on the people here in the United States and in Cuba.
– Katie Chadwick

 

“I’ve been going to church every Sunday and just reading my bible more and more since the mission trip. I’m really excited about my future and relationship with Christ.”
– Jalen Harris
Tight End, Auburn University

 

 

“Serving with Reel Life is an incredible blessing! Working with Reel Life International in San Jose Costa Rica was one of the best decisions I made in college. I would recommend taking a trip with Reel Life to absolutely anyone! Our trip had a mixture of families, high school, college students and professionals. From seasoned mission trip veterans to first mission trip experiences, Reel Life International is a perfect fit. Serving with such a diverse team truly enriched the whole experience. I can’t wait to participate in another Reel Life Trip!”– Lauren Taylor

 

“This trip was powerful. Not only were the lives of the Cubans changed but the lives of everyone on our team as well. We experienced how God’s love can change someone’s life, what healing can do in a person, & what a servants heart and desire to put your hand in the plow is/looks like. We learned and brought back with us in each of our hearts a soul on fire for God.”
– Madeline Lee

 

“Reel Life provided the opportunity for me to serve in a way that The Lord was calling me to…”
– Emily Sarver

 

“I would challenge, ask and support anyone that would like to take a trip with Reel Life. I have been able to serve on these trips and with Reel Life for 4 years and I am always amazed at what this organization is doing. I recommend this trip to anyone that feels called to serve. Remember two things: this trip is for everyone and this trip will not only help you help others but will change the way that you live your life.”
– Travis Diggs

 

“You may have had thoughts along these lines in the past when considering the expense, time, and energy involved in committing to an international mission trip: ‘I don’t have to go to another country to share the gospel with others when I can do that here at home.’ To that I would say, ‘Yes, you are absolutely right,’ but I would challenge you to consider this an opportunity to take advantage of a rare privilege that the Lord desires to share with your family – time to step away from your fast-paced, hectic lifestyle here at home and be used my Him to be a vital part of the Great Commission.”
– Leigh Anne Travis

 

“To provide light where families can gather and communities can join in worship late into the evenings was truly a sight to see. I praise God for companies like Reel Life.”
– Parker Stephen

 

“That was the greatest trip of my life.”
– Colin Harper, age 16

 

“I can’t believe it’s already time to leave…it seems like we just got here! Dad, this is my favorite place in the whole world!”
– Brooks Travis, age 10

 

“The highlight of our trip was to see the smiles on the children’s faces when we built them a play-set for their school. We would absolutely recommend a trip to anyone who wants to get out of their current perspective and see how God is working in other parts of the world.”
– John Abernathy

 

“I would definitely recommend this trip. In addition to the beautiful country and people you will see and meet, there is something about going that opens you up to trust God more than maybe you ever have. It’s a wonderful experience.”
– Garrett Wilkey

 

“We’ve all seen poverty when traveling, but there’s a big difference between seeing it from a van window and actually getting your hands dirty. The week I spent working with Reel Life in the DR impacted me as much personally as our work impacted the local people.”
– Charlie Levine

 

“It’s truly amazing how God is using Reel Life to minister to street children throughout Central and Latin America.”
– Hunt Treadwell

 

“Some people (I used to be one of them) don’t feel like they should go on a mission trip because they ‘don’t feel a calling for the people of XYZ.’  Well, I don’t think you CAN feel compassion for the people until you go – until you get a glimpse into their lives and hear their stories.  You don’t go because you feel called.  You feel called because you go.”
– Sydney Shamblin

 

“It was nothing short of an incredible trip and we received far more than we gave.”
– Jose Wejebe

 

“Reel Life International is a great ministry that is reaching lives for Christ. … I would encourage you to go and engage with the locals, and to build relationships with the in-country workers for Christ.”
– Cody Crossland

 

“Regardless of color, language, and socioeconomic status, we all believe in the same living God who saves. … It was the most breathtaking moment of my life.”
– Caitlin Miller

 

“This Ecuador trip has been one of the highlights of my short life so far.”
– Nathan Fell

 

“We would recommend a trip like this to everyone. We can still see the smiles and appreciation on the faces of the young and old that we met through this adventure.”
– Ted & Reenie Townley

 

“I loved seeing many different people coming together to work the medical fair. I loved the VBS and playing with the kids. I loved witnessing a baptism of two team members in the ocean! I loved doing the construction to the hospital! I loved serving others. …I would and already have recommended the trip to others. It would be great to bring the whole family.”
– Nanette Bickel

 

“Last spring, I traveled with 15 to 20 other college students to Costa Rica. We were able to teach gospel truths and help share what the love of Christ really is. It was an amazing time!
– Laren Lewis

 

“I would highly recommend this trip to ANYONE and EVERYONE.”
– Miranda Acres

 

“God showed up in every aspect of the mission trip.”
– David Walker

 

“I had an incredible, life-changing experience and I am so grateful for the opportunity to go with Reel Life.”
– Katie Hammond

 

“It truly was a life-changing experience for me. The curriculum we covered everyday was exactly what I needed.”
– Hagan Scott

 

“It was literally a trip of a lifetime and I am forever grateful for the opportunity to join RLI in Costa Rica.”
– Leigh Ann Hall

 

“I had never been out of the country or even on a plane for that matter, but the people in my group assured me it would change my life, and it surely did. It was an amazing experience, and I would recommend it to anyone wanting to make a change in someone’s life while changing their own.”
– Jessica Perryman

 

“Reel Life has consistently and generously partnered with us and shares our passion and commission to reach the lost for Jesus by bringing healing and hope to Mexico and the world.”
– Craig Libby, Vice-President, Mexican Medical Ministries

 

“I went on my first mission trip with my 16 year old daughter because she wanted to go and I would not let her go without me. I’m so glad I listened to her. The week we spent serving together in Mexico is a memory I will treasure forever. It truly changed me for the better, and it was wonderful to see my daughter thrive through the experience. I felt God’s presence during that week, and I came back a better mother and a much better wife.”
– Paula Ryan

 

“I have had such a blessing from your ministry, and I want to bring all of my family in the future, especially my grandchildren.”
– Keith Russell

 

“I met this lady who had next to nothing, but I tell you, I have never seen a person so happy and full of joy. She impacted my life greatly, as she showed me what loving the Lord looks like, even in the worst situations, and how powerful a life with Jesus can really be.”
– Logan Cole

 

“Thank you for all you guys did while you were here. I know that the Hondurans were very blessed and us as well. You guys are AWESOME!!”– Ritchie Womack,
Missionary in Honduras with Forgotten Children’s Ministry

 

“I like this mission trip better than Christmas!”
– Collier O’Neal, age 9

 

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