I met Elisa my freshman year at Baylor. Since then, we've worked at camp together, shared a room, road-tripped, camped and ran the Bearathon together.

Elisa is generous, patient and wonderful to talk with. I've grown to appreciate the fact that she's my complete opposite, and through our friendship I've learned a lot about myself and others. I appreciate the fact that she takes time to think before she speaks, loves people through quiet acts of service, and is faithful to always keep her word. It's been an honor to share life with her.

A few days ago Elisa left Waco and will be doing a four year International Development graduate school program at Denver University. I'm going to miss going knowing I can ride my bike to Lula Jane's with her, but I'm so proud of her for pursing the dreams God has given her.