AN AFFIRMATION OF PARTNERSHIP

  The astrology of Chani Nicholas always speaks to me in deep and moving ways. This week’s horoscope was no different – it reminded me of the relationships I’m involved in here in… Continue reading

CONTEXT MATTERS

  The work being done in Katerini, on the surface, may seem similar to the work being done here in Budapest for refugees. Both ministries started out on a congregational level and have… Continue reading

A GENUINE CALLING

  Written February 24th Today was wonderfully free-flowing and just what I needed. Dia and I were going to spend the morning at the office with Alexandra, but work came up and she… Continue reading

THE POWER OF A PARK BENCH

  Written February 23rd Today began with a full shift in the nursery and when Dia and I arrived at the building to meet the teacher we learned that the two Syrian women… Continue reading

THE DAY I CRIED TWICE DURING LANGUAGE LESSONS

  Written February 22nd As I left the nursery this morning and walked downstairs to attend English language lessons with the kids, one youth in particular caught my eye – a boy that… Continue reading

CONNECTIONS BEYOND LANGUAGE

  Written February 22nd When I first visited the church in Katerini in august 2016 to volunteer, Alexandra was working with a team of five other people to do everything. Now, her team… Continue reading

LEARNING ABOUT HOTEL LIFE

  Written February 21st For our first day, my coworker, Dia, and I met Alexandra in the morning and drove to meet a Pentecostal couple in town – the husband is a pastor at… Continue reading

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