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Amy Pizzolato

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Review for Friends of Cantera Inc, Baton Rouge, LA, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I want to share with you something that has transformed my life, Cantera. This organization is full of warm hearts and loving people and I am so greatful that my path lead me to be a part of them.
MY STORY;
I am not the typical mission traveler. I am a wife and mother of 3 children, a nurse and the most daring thing I had done prior to traveling to an unknown country for a mission was snow skiing and horseback riding in the mountains. I am not in this as a risk taker. I am in this because I prayed one day to God to give me a deeper since of myself to share with my family. I understood scripture to know that we are here to do good for mankind but I just had not found it in my life to really believe I was carrying out God's wishes. Within 24 hours, I was aware of this mission to Nicaragua with an organization called Cantera and I took a leap of faith and joined the mission trip that was booking flights within 48 hours. I was nervous but I believed God was leading me, and boy was I right! I have now been on 3 mission trips and hope to continue 2 times a year. These trips have change my perspective and I am now a better person, better mother and better wife. I have a lot to learn and a long way to go but I am so thankful that I took that leap of faith to go out of the country to become a part of Cantera. I return from my trips with a love that I have never before seen or experienced. The youth that Cantera work with showed me a love that is stronger than anything our daily culture shares. It is without judgement, without bias, without strings. I saw this and brought it home to my household to try to emulate it and I want to share it with my friends and community as well. I have never felt so much in God's hands as when I am at Cantera experiencing the people of Nicaragua sharing their struggles and ending up in grace. I hope that many of you decide to support Cantera in its beautiful efforts to enhance the lives of the people of Nicaragua!! Thank you Cantera and God Bless each of you every day!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Build its support from the United States of America and get them greater resources to help more youth reach their dreams.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Role:  Volunteer