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By Dena Martin
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Analisea Araya Spends Summer in Uganda

WHS grad says mission experience was life-changing


August 10, 2017

Photo Courtesy of Analisea Araya

Eighteen-year-old Analisea Araya spent three weeks of her summer vacation serving with Empower a Child in Uganda, Africa. Here she holds one of the children at the organization's primary school.

WAITSBURG – It was four years in the making, but 2017 Waitsburg High School graduate, Analisea Araya, spent part of her summer making a dream come true. The wait was worth it, and her three-week adventure spent serving children in Uganda, Africa was everything she hoped it would be.

Araya said she has "always" wanted to go on a mission trip, but narrowed her destination to visiting Uganda after she was inspired by a good friend who served there when Araya was a freshman. Unlike most teens that go on service/mission trips as part of a church or youth group, Araya was on her own.

"That wa...

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