Tag Archive: refugees

FALL HAS COME TO KATERINI

  Summer has officially finished in Katerini and the clouds are beginning to settle over Northern Greece for the fall and winter season. In fact, the weather is similar to what I experienced… Continue reading

MY RELATIONSHIPS WITH BENEFICIARIES IN A NEW CONTEXT

  Many friends and family back in the US have noticed a distinct difference in the way I discuss (or don’t discuss) my work with refugees since moving to Greece, as opposed to… Continue reading

MOTHER’S DAY

  I woke up on Mother’s Day not thinking about my own mother, but rather focusing on the work I had to do that Sunday (sorry, mum!). My supervisorfrom the US, Peter, was… Continue reading

AN UPDATE FROM HUNGARY

  I recently went back to Budapest, Hungary (where I lived for two years as a Global Mission Intern with the Reformed Church in Hungary) for a 10-day holiday and was amazed and… Continue reading

A RAPIDLY CHANGING LANDSCAPE

  Since 2014, the landscape of Europe has been changing at a rapid pace in regards to refugees and other people on the move. Asylum laws are constantly changing, countries are still overwhelmed… Continue reading

INTENSE CONVERSATIONS AT A PRESCHOOL

  Holistic integration is a multifaceted approach to helping refugee families build new lives in Greece. It takes into account the practical, personal, and social needs of each individual family to make sure… Continue reading

ALL THE PHOTO’S YOU’LL NEVER SEE

  I work with vulnerable people. Foreigners and Greeks. People who are on the edge. Families who have known unspeakable hardship. For every photo that I post on here, just know that there… Continue reading

THOSE PEOPLE COULD BE US

  As I was browsing Instagram yesterday I came across the most stunning poem that was posted by RefuAid, the UK organization that funds the project in Greece that I’m working with. As I read more… Continue reading

A LITTLE CHURCH IN BILLINGS

  When I first arrived at this little church in Billings, Missouri I was anxious. I was told that, in this town of around 1,000 people, 80% of the congregants were Trump supporters,… Continue reading

FOREIGNERS IN THEIR MIDST

  So much has changed since my last trip to Katerini in February. PERICHORESIS, the church-affiliated non-profit that I will be working with here, now has three separate programs all running simultaneously with… Continue reading