Fellow Quizzers, Kenya adventurers, and, most importantly, dear friends, You're going to Kenya?! I remember being exactly where you are-- sitting at home, going about my life, acting like everything is normal, all the while knowing deep down everything was definitely not normal. I remember being completely terrified and excited at the same time. My … Continue reading Kenya Believe It? I African
This is not another post about how being a Quizzer impacted my life, (or at least not exactly). However, if you would like to read some of those posts, (and/or posts about my Kenya trip and its impact on my life) those can be found here. This is a reflection on my first year not being … Continue reading Finding The Love of my Life
A little over six months ago, I returned from a missions trip to Kenya. (If you want to hear about those adventures, here is a link to those posts). And a lot has happened since then. I started college and survived my first semester. I went to my first Quiz practice as a coach. I Quizmastered my … Continue reading Kenya Post? 6 Months Later.
Last week, I came back from Kenya. I have written posts about what my group did while we were there, but now that I have returned and had a few days to recover, reflect, and regroup, I want to talk about how it all affected me. Because it did affect me, a lot. And it … Continue reading Kenya Post? After Kenya.
Bible Quizzing. As many of you know, it has impacted my life greatly, and it has become one of my biggest passions. This trip allowed me to spread that passion and to see how it has impacted others, both in the US and across the world, and that is a huge, important thing to me. … Continue reading Kenya Quiz? My Students Can.
One of the major things we did during this trip was have a Vacation Bible School (VBS) program for the younger kids at the International Child Care Ministries (ICCM) school in Mombasa. During the program, we did skits for the kids and had crafts or games. It was very similar to what VBS looks like … Continue reading Kenya Have Fun? The Kids Can.
On Sunday, I had my first experience at a church not in the United States, and it was an interesting experience. Everything you have ever heard about African churches is totally and completely correct. They are upbeat, welcoming, and crazy. There is dancing, clapping, greetings, and singing. And for me, that was a bit of … Continue reading Kenya Church? The Kenyans Can.
Okay, so you know how you always hear those stories around and you always think it'll never happen to you. Well, it happened to us. Our luggage got lost at the airport. Or rather, it didn't get put on our connecting flight from Paris to Kenya. It apparently wanted to sight see a little bit. … Continue reading Kenya? Apparently Our Bags Can’t.
On Tuesday, I leave for Kenya. Or rather I drive down to Indianapolis so I can meet with the team and fly out the next day. But, either way, I'm leaving for Kenya. And this is my last update before I go, and I don't know how many I'll be able to make while I'm … Continue reading Kenya? In a Few Days.
Well, that's it. Seven years of my life. Done. Seven years of reading and memorizing. Completed. Seven years of jumping and stressing. Finished. This was it. And I have written about Quizzing so many times before, but I have never really had words to explain it, and I am sure I still don't now. But, … Continue reading Saying Goodbye