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.
Recently, there have been many heart breaking stories in the news. The Brock Turner case, the Orlando shooting, the tragic death of Christina Grimmie, and, unfortunately, so many more. And I want to be able to write about these tragedies, but I can't. Because I don't really have words, at least not yet. So, instead, … Continue reading Kenya Wait? I African’t.