My time in Israel on the Israel Lacrosse Gap Program was ,by definition, formative. I went to Israel as one person and came home another. I was given opportunities to not only teach local Israel players, but also learn from them. I learned that no matter the circumstances, with some perseverance and love for the game, anything is possible. Even when kids had to play on basically dirt fields or with old equipment donated from the US, they had smiles on their faces and were excited to be there. There wasn’t a practice that I didn’t feel exceptionally grateful to have all the opportunities I have had and the amazing chance to help grow the game. I was given a perspective I never knew I needed, and I hope to be able to go back and continue to expand lacrosse across Israel and help get kids in to the sport.