Well, my graduation from High-School is about only a year and a half away, and lately I've just been feeling like I'm too lucky. Why do I get to live in a first-world country with really no religious persecution whereas most Orthodox Christians live in backwards parts of the world full of poverty, revolutions and religious persecution? In a sense, I feel like I want to join them--at least for a little while. The thought of perhaps staying in one of these backwards places for a couple years--maybe for college--interests me a bit. Who knows what I could do? I could offer them encouragement, tell them stories about the developed western world, face trials and cry with them, live in the gutter with them, have a spiritual awakening and maybe even meet someone special and take her back to the west with me. Are there any good opportunities or suggestions/ideas you fellows can give me?