Tag Archive: refugees

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 supervisor from the US, Peter,… 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… Continue reading

CULTIVATING CONNECTIONS

  In regards to my placement in Greece, things are happening quite quickly now after months of almost nothing moving forward. It seems that I will fly to Greece in about a month… 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

YOU CAN GO, BUT YOU CAN’T TELL

  Hungary’s transit zones on the Serbian-Hungarian border are considered to be “no man’s land” by the government. A Hungarian colleague of mine, however, calls them something quite different – modern day concentration… Continue reading

WHEN THEY RECOGNIZE YOU

  Today marks one week in Greece so far – one week of getting to know my coworkers, learning about the job I will be doing in Katerini, finding my way around the… Continue reading