Apparently this whole Brazil trip is going to be a lot like my Kenya trip when it comes to blog titles. So, be prepared for a Brazilian series of overdone puns. #sorrynotsorry Anyway, this post is actually a link to my post on the group's trip blog. I wanted to post it here too because … Continue reading A Brazilian Languages
Two years ago, about this time, I was preparing for two huge events in my life. One, I was preparing for a missions trip to Kenya through Bible Quizzing. And two, I was preparing to go to college. And now, here I am, two years later, preparing for another huge event in my life-- an … Continue reading One in a Brazilian Chance
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
If eyes are the window to the soul, then hands are the mirror to the heart.
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.