“Why won’t Millennials commit?” If you think I’m here to answer that questions…well, I’m not. I’m the one looking for the answer.
One year ago on March 25th, I discovered Reach Beyond’s CHILI (Community Health Intercultural Learning Initiative) program. My heart immediately cried “yes!” to the two-year commitment overseas. I signed up the next day. A year after I said “yes”, the leadership here in Shell, Ecuador decided to cancel this year’s CHILI program. The reason? Nobody signed up. Continue reading
Difficult, adventurous, exhausting, strengthening, overwhelming… These are some of the words I’d use to describe language school.
I began taking Spanish language studies on April 3rd in Quito. It’s a small school—hidden in a quiet neighborhood—and only half a dozen students or so attend. Continue reading
These days you hear a lot about boosting your self-esteem, taking time for yourself, treating yourself, and having some “me time”. But is all this talk a load of mumbo jumbo that we as Christians should avoid?
I’ve thought a lot about this subject lately and I’ve come to the conclusion that it’s not wrong to indulge in some “me time”. I believe if done internationally and wisely, there are some great benefits to taking some time for yourself. Continue reading
I get a lot of questions in response to my monthly email newsletters or when I’m telling someone about my missionary work. But I think the question posed to me most often is, “Do you like Ecuador?”
The past few weeks have been lined with stress, sprinkled with tears, sparked with laughter, and held many goodbyes and hellos. I spent a few weeks in bed, sick, and hours waiting in the doctor’s office. Continue reading
Hello, all my faithful followers. I’m sorry I’ve been so inconsistent with blogging. I’m far busier than I realized I’d be. I want to blog once or twice a month, but that doesn’t seem to be happening . . .
So what’s keeping me so busy? I’ll give a quick overview and then I want to list 10 pieces of advice that I’ve gleaned over 2016. Continue reading