These past two weeks have been full of obstacles, mostly those that required a healthy dose of courage to overcome. One the scariest obstacles I’m still challenging me is getting comfortable driving. Despite the title of my previous blog post … Continue reading Mustering Courage
This past week or so I’ve been pulling the small pieces of my life together to make something cohesive. All the obvious, omni-present aspects of adult life come to the forefront of my mind multiple times per day. I’ve never … Continue reading Suddenly in the Driver's Seat
Hello all! As you almost certainly know, part of my work for YASC included fundraising with a goal of reaching $10,000. I’m delighted to announce that I have met that goal! Fundraising was a huge challenge for me as I … Continue reading Exciting Fundraising Update
Sunday was The Big Day. I worshiped at St. Michael’s and All Angels, and received a very warm welcome. St. Michael’s is a large parish, and there were about 300 parishioners in the pews. The service is multi-lingual with songs … Continue reading Different Place, Same Holy Spirit
After about 24 hours in transit from my house to Father Clayton’s, I’m finally here and have officially started my term of service! For the first few days I have been welcomed into Father Clayton’s (the rector of St. Michael’s … Continue reading Welcomed Home
As I prepare alongside Christians across the world for the coming of the Christ Child, I am also entering the final stages of my preparation for my year abroad. The ticket is purchased, my visa will (hopefully) be in the mail in a few days, and I’ve decided which suitcases I’m going to fit my possessions into. Of course, many of the upcoming 30 days until January 8 will be spent with family, celebrating the holidays and seeing as much family as I can before I depart for the year. Realistically, my remaining 30 days to prepare are actually more … Continue reading A Tale of Two Advents
Welcome to my my debut blog post! I’m so glad you’re here! I’m so excited and happy to be going to South Africa this fall, and I hope that you enjoy following along with my various adventures over the course of the year. I know that I’ll be working in an Anglican parish in Alexandra, which is outside of Johannesburg, in their youth ministries. I’ll be posting again when I get more specific information about how I’ll be serving at my placement. And now, a quick tour of my blog: On the main page you’ll be able to find all … Continue reading Wow! You’re Here!