Tag Archive: service

FOREIGNERS IN THEIR MIDST

  So much has changed since my last trip to Katerini in February. PERICHORESIS, the church-affiliated non-profit that I will be working with here, now has three separate programs all running simultaneously with… Continue reading

THE TENSION CONTINUES

This is part two of my blog post recapping the insane political changes that have occurred in Hungary since my arrival in the fall of 2015. There has been palpable tension ever since I… Continue reading

PALPABLE TENSION IN HUNGARY

There has been palpable tension ever since I moved to Budapest – in the way people interact with me, the media campaigns that aim to instill fear in the hearts of citizens in… Continue reading

THE POWER OF A PARK BENCH

  written february 23rd today began with a full shift in the nursery and when dia and i arrived at the building to meet the teacher we learned that the two syrian women… Continue reading

THE DAY I CRIED TWICE DURING LANGUAGE LESSONS

  written february 22nd as i left the nursery this morning and walked downstairs to attend english language lessons with the kids, one youth in particular caught my eye – a boy that… Continue reading

CONNECTIONS BEYOND LANGUAGE

  written february 22nd when i first visited the church in katerini in august 2016 to volunteer, alexandra was working with a team of five other people to do everything. now, her team… Continue reading

OUR FIRST FULL DAY

  written february 21st for our first day, dia and i woke up extra early to get our breakfast and make sure we were ready for the day – but we ended up… Continue reading

A TRUE SILENCE

  i had to interrupt the flow of my greece posts to reflect briefly on the ash wednesday service that i attended tonight at my congregation in budapest – st. columba’s church of… Continue reading

FIRST IMPRESSIONS

  written february 20th i’m so thrilled to be back in greece again, this country which has captivated me since i first visited five years ago. for this trip i’m in katerini (a… Continue reading

BREATHING AGAIN

  i was so lucky to be able to spend this past week back in katerini, greece volunteering with the evangelical church in greece there. i last visited six months ago, in august,… Continue reading