On the first full day of the Hope Is Vital trip, our team is already coming together wonderfully. As we walked around Boston, experiencing the sights and sounds of the city, I could feel how cohesive and prepared we were to start our service. From watching a duo of street performers juggle and perform acrobatic feats to exploring streets and riding trains and busses, we had many opportunities to bond and become closer. We have established relationships that will allow us to better serve once we start our volunteering and I can only see those relationships growing stronger.