MY FIRST DAY ON THE GROUND

  after our late night yesterday, alexandra (my contact person here in greece) was nice enough to let me sleep in a bit before having me head into the office. i woke up… Continue reading

STARTING OFF WITH A PARTY

my first night in greece was everything i could have wanted. my flight got in around 9:30pm and i was picked up at the airport by two of the team members that i’ll… Continue reading

THE RETURN

  after almost four years, i’m finally returning to greece – TODAY! i’ll be in katerini (in northern greece, about an hours drive from thessaloniki) for a week volunteering with the evangelical church in… Continue reading

QUESTIONS I GET ABOUT MY WORK WITH ROMA YOUTH

  ever since my arrival (over nine months ago!) in Budapest, I’ve been working three afternoons a week with roma youth. two of my afternoons are spent at a community after-school center in… Continue reading

SOFTLY

  today was one of those days where everything vaguely annoyed me, from my alarm going off in the morning to my time on public transit to the sunshine that blinded me before… Continue reading

LANGUAGE BARRIERS

  the longer i’m here, the more i realize that language barriers only seem to bother adults. sure, kids can get frustrated sometimes if you don’t know exactly what they’re saying, or, more… Continue reading

ENGLISH CAMP

  as soon as i heard about the week-long english camp that st. columba’s scottish mission (my home church here in budapest) puts on every summer, i knew i had to be a… Continue reading

FRESH EYES

  i’ve been here in budapest a little over eight months now – long enough to feel comfortable here and have my favorite spots in the city scouted, and also long enough to… Continue reading

WE ARE TIRED

the following was written by my amazing friend brittney blazicek – an inspiring human being to her core – that i felt needed to be shared with the wider world in regards to… Continue reading

NERDY CHURCH DETAILS

  as some of you may know, I was chosen to be the youth representative for the international presbytery of the church of scotland for this year’s general assembly. ever since I arrived… Continue reading