I’m 11. 

I was really worried that this whole week that we’ve been here was going to be just praying and being in the church the whole entire time. I thought this was going to be kind of a fun trip but it was going to be mainly praying. I was not so excited for the trip. 

Now, after the whole week we’ve been here, it was probably the most fun experience of my life.

It’s fun to be here with my siblings. We haven’t had a family trip in so long. This has been great for our whole family to bond. We’ve had so much fun doing everything together.

My favorite thing is listening to and seeing all the crazy miracles that have happened, like the Risen Christ statue where the knee was leaking tears. It’s so amazing that it’s happening right there in front of your eyes.

My favorite activity has been the waterfalls. It was so fun. The water was really cold, but it’s really hot, so it’s worth getting in the water. It’s very relaxing.

Hiking Cross Mountain was really fun. I was really energized that morning. We got up at 4AM and then we hiked the mountain to avoid the sun because it gets so hot. I was running up there the whole time. It was really cool.

Once we got to the very top, the view was gorgeous. You could see the whole area, where we were staying and the church. We went back into these bushes and there were a few rocks and there was a massive heart made out of rocks.

My mom has been here like eight or nine times. My whole childhood she’s been telling us about it. She would tell us, and I’d be like, “Wow that’s really cool,” then go on about my day.

Now that I’m actually here, it is so beautiful and so cool and so amazing. I don’t even know how to describe it. 

100% without a doubt, come here. It is the best vacation I’ve had in my life. It’s been the most fun trip I’ve been on in a really long time. 

I got closer to God. Before I came to Medjugorje, I would go to church and I would feel like I didn’t want to go to church at all. I had no desire at all. I was like, “I just want to lay in bed and relax or watch TV or do whatever I want.” 

Now that I’m here, I understand how everything works. Now that I’ve gotten closer to God and Mary, I think that I will want to go to church more. I think I will definitely change. 

It’s been such a blessing to be here.