I've been in Vancouver for a week, and I feel amazing! Two of my coworkers got here before me, and it was so fun to see them in a new context. We are at our parent organization for two weeks of training, since two of us have new positions and the third wanted additional training… Continue reading Year 2 | A Week in Canada #15: FIRST WEEK OF TRAINING
"The Word became flesh and made his dwelling among us. We have seen his glory, the glory of the one and only Son, who came from the Father, full of grace and truth." Until now, I've always read John 1:14 as an argument that Jesus perfectly combined the ability to tell people the truth with grace. The… Continue reading “Full of Grace and Truth”
Last Sunday I flew back to the United States because my 90-day visa is up, and tomorrow, I fly to Vancouver for two weeks of work training. That left me with six days of laziness, which were more needed than I realized. It is so nice to take a brain break from work stress and… Continue reading Year 2 | A Week in THE UNITED STATES #14: Resting with Friends and Books
It's my last week in Greece according to my 90-day visa, so I'm officially being kicked out of the EU tomorrow. I'll be in the States for a bit, then Vancouver for work training, then back in the States waiting for my 2-year visa to be approved! I expected my last week here to be… Continue reading Year 2| A Week in Greece #13: US TEAM, NEW BABY, MISSION MEETINGS
A sweet coworker gave me a Temporary Goodbye Card today, and its cover read, "I will bless you, and you will be a blessing," which is taken from Genesis 12:2. It resonated with me because it touched on something I often feel - guilt about my privilege. There's the fundamental guilt I feel about working… Continue reading What to Do with Privilege?
A roommate conversation at the dinner table: Me: I just read an article about how there are five cat personalities, and Hans Harrison is definitely a "human cat" because he loves snuggles and invading personal space. Roommate #1: A guy was telling me today about how men are dogs and women are cats. Me: Okay,… Continue reading Are You a Cat or a Dog?
Last weekend, one of our women at HD gave birth to a baby boy. I went to visit them on Tuesday morning with one of our volunteers, and mostly I sat around asking questions like, "Is it weird to think that he used to live inside you?" while the volunteer did actually helpful things like… Continue reading Year 2 | A Week in Greece #12: BABIES and WEEKEND DAY TRIPS