“The HEFY Program helped me to forget about myself for two and a half weeks and focus on the other things in this world that really matter, like service, friendship, and the gospel. I'll never forget about this experience and am glad that I went because it will help me while I'm on my mission.”
"This trip changed my life! I loved every minute I spent there! It opened my eyes to the things that really matter the most in life! It strengthened my testimony of service indefinitely! There is truly no greater feeling then when you are serving someone. It's something I can't even describe…I'm so grateful I went on this trip and got to experience a different culture and realize how truly blessed I am. I know that the church is true and going on this trip only strengthened my testimony! I would recommend going to Tonga to anyone. It really is the other side of Heaven."
"I can't put it into words on how much it strengthened me. I learned so much about the gospel and service. I have such a stronger testimony now."
"I learned a powerful lesson about God's unending love for all of His children, including me. I also received a witness that God does exist and works the same even far away from the places and culture that I know." - Sara, age 19, Katy Texas
"This experience completely changed my life. I have a greater love for my Savior and I deeper appreciation for everything that I have been blessed with. I now want to serve everyone around me and maintain the relationship I developed with my Savior over my expedition." Holly, age 19, Ogden Utah
"I wouldn't give up this experience for anything in the world. It was the most amazing thing I have ever participated in and has been the most spiritually strengthening journey I have ever taken. Thank you HEFY for this." Anika, age 16, Salt Lake Utah
"My experience in Fiji brought me closer to my Heavenly Father and to myself. I learned about how Heavenly Father has a plan for everyone, how he truly loves all of his children and how he blesses all of us in different ways. I also learned things about myself, like how I feel the spirit, what things I need to work on, and how I blessed I truly am." Taylor, age 17, Salt Lake Utah
"This was a life changing experience. I will never forget how hard it was as well as rewarding! It was so much fun and would do it again in a heartbeat." Amanda, age 17, Ogden Utah
"I loved visiting Machu Picchu because it is such a famous place and it definitely lived up to its reputation. I also loved
This trip helped me develop into the person I want to become by strengthening Christlike attributes like charity. I loved getting to know other LDS teenagers who share my same values and we ended up becoming best friends who I will never forget. Brianna, age 18, Centerville Arkansas