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  • "What are you actually doing?"

    December 7, 2019 by

    The work of loving my neighbor starts with caring for the neighbor standing in front of me, even when I have a million other things I could be doing.… Continue reading "What are you actually doing?"

  • Milestones #1

    November 15, 2019 by

    I struggle to figure out what to write on this blog. Working at a church means that I am very restricted in what I can share online (or at all). I will have to check the church’s archives of permission forms to see whether I can post photos of the kids I work with. Many… Read more

  • What’s On: October 20, 2019

    October 20, 2019 by

    Blog posts in this category are going to be really short! …Except for this one. Moving forward (i.e., after this post), I’ll just let you know what I’m currently reading and the new music I’ve added to my playlists since the last post. October Books Vox by Christina Dalcher Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by… Read more

  • Serve the Lord Your God With Love

    September 9, 2019 by

    Over the last week I have been thinking a lot about my fellow YAGM all over the world.  Since leaving Chicago, the other cohorts have been in their in-country orientations and have just begun dispersing to their host communities.  I, on the other hand, have been in my host community for 19 days already. I’m… Read more

  • FAQ

    September 8, 2019 by

    This is a (very long) FAQ post featuring questions I answered a lot before I left and questions people submitted to me via Instagram. Here are the questions I’ll be addressing: “Wait, why are you doing a mission trip to the UK…” “…when the UK is historically Christian and there are so many places that… Read more

  • By This Everyone Will Know…

    June 27, 2019 by

    [Jesus said,] ‘Little children, I am with you only a little longer. You will look for me; and as I said to the Jews so now I say to you, “Where I am going, you cannot come.” I give you a new commandment, that you love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also… Read more

  • Before the Journey Began…

    May 12, 2019 by

    I am a true procrastinator at heart, but the YAGM application opened on December 1, 2018 and I started the application process that evening. I don’t even remember when or where I first heard about YAGM but the idea of applying had been floating around in the back of my mind for a few months.… Read more

  • Support Me!

    May 12, 2019 by

    As with any volunteering endeavor, YAGM costs money. It costs roughly $15,000 per YAGM every year, and the ELCA only asks that each YAGM raise $5000 (any money they raise beyond that amount also helps!). This is where YOU come in! I have set up this nifty calendar where you can sponsor a day in… Read more

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