Burnsey’s Journey: Guatemala 2017

Hello Sonder’s Secret followers!

I hope you all are well. We have some amazing news…

It’s been in the pipeline for a while now, but, I, Jack, am pleased to finalize my service trip to Buena Vista, Guatemala, in a couple weeks time with World Sports United, Inc.! Just last month I was afforded the amazing opportunity to travel with the humanitarian outreach organization, World Sports United (WSU), to the central american country of Guatemala, from the 17th until the 23rd of March (pretty soon, I know!). Our destination once in Guatemala, is Buena Vista, a small impoverished village. Our journey will lead us to be partnered with the Buena Vista Sports Academy For Boys, an organization dedicated to the improvement of the Buena Vista community through the education and development of it’s young men, using soccer as the primary vehicle.

I will be accompanying WSU’s founders, Mauricio & Milena Ruiz, alongside my good friend Cameron Grassmayer and several other volunteers on the journey to provide guidance, education, and man-power, whilst gaining further comprehension on how WSU can be of sustainable assistance to the ongoing operation at BVSA. After speaking to friends, I thought it would be a great idea to begin an online GoFundMe page. Our aim is to raise a total of $500; these funds will go toward travel costs and expenses. Any jink in that cost will of great appreciation! Although the trip isn’t overwhelmingly expensive, as a college student, every penny counts right now.


I hope to this journey of purposeful service not only serves the Buena Vista community, but can also afford inspriation to those yearning to make a difference in the world, and serve those around us. I look forward to journaling my adventure and sharing through Sonder’s Secret.

Please take a moment to check out World Sports United’s website, and their involvement with BVSA. Link below:


If you are interested in donating, please visit the link to my GoFundMe page below to find out more.


Please note, all donations are accepted, and our reward levels are a little fun. Please, please, do not feel obligated to donate. If we surpass the estimated total, all additional funds will be donated to WSU and their persistent endeavors.

Thank you all. Can’t wait to get started and make a difference in this amazing community!



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