VISITING PERICHORESIS

  From February 20-27, 2017 I had the pleasure to volunteer in Katerini with the Evangelical Church in Greece’s affiliated refugee-aid non-profit, Perichoresis. I first served with the ECG in Katerini in August… Continue reading

A TRUE SILENCE

  I’m starting Lent by reflecting briefly on the Ash Wednesday service that I attended tonight at my congregation in Budapest – St. Columba’s Church of Scotland. The gathering was contemplative, filled with long… Continue reading

HALF-WAY DONE

  It seems insane to think that I’m already half-way through my two-year stint in Hungary – where did the time go!? It really hit me the other day as I was hopping… Continue reading

A QUICK GAME OF CATCH-UP

WHEW! My last few months have been absolute insanity but I have adored every minute of them. I feel terrible for my lack of blogging!! I’m so easily swept up in the wild… Continue reading

NATIONAL YOUTH ASSEMBLY

  As many of you know, part of my job as a missionary working with the Reformed Church in Hungary is writing English articles about various things happening in the wider church through… Continue reading

A NEW FAMILY ARRIVES

  On day six of my time in Katerini, I had the opportunity to visit a refugee camp without feeling like a voluntourist who gawks at all the people like animals in a… Continue reading

I AM HOPEFUL AND CALM

  My fifth day in Katerini started off with a brief team meeting at the church where the needs of a new family were being assessed. A mother with her four children would… Continue reading

STRIKING SONGS AND STORIES

  Day four in Katerini started as many of my days here have: with conversations with the church team at their offices. I began by speaking with Zoey and going over client profiles… Continue reading

A JOURNEY OF REUNIFICATION

  I promised you a story yesterday, one going into a bit more detail about a couple that I visited the UNHCR Thessaloniki offices (pictured above) with – well, here you go. The… Continue reading

BUILDING RELATIONSHIPS IN KATERINI

  Day three in Katerini was primarily structured around a trip to Thessaloniki to the UNHCR office that I will post more about, in detail, later. Dimitrios drove a Syrian couple there for… Continue reading