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

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