Most of us despise public speaking.

Telling Your Story: Sharing your mission experience without boring your audience If you’re reading this, it’s likely you went on a summer mission trip. You built a home, hosted a medical clinic, ran a VBS, or shared the Gospel on the streets – either way, you’ve got a story to tell. And if your home […]

“Left, Right, or Straight?”

Adventure. What comes to mind when you hear that? It makes me excited and ready to go! I think of traveling and seeing beautiful things, trying to communicate with people who don’t speak my language, and eating delicious, yet strange, food. This year has definitely been a year full of adventures for me. I have […]

“I never thought of that before…”

Since being in Ukraine, my team and I have been involved with English camps here. It has been an incredible opportunity for us to connect with the youth! There was one week when we worked with a camp called, “Jammglish.” During that week I was on a team of ten teenagers, all ranging from the ages […]

I met Jesus on my first mission trip.

It was the summer right before my senior year, and I thought I had my life figured out. I knew God existed, knew I needed to be a good person, but was hesitant about this whole Christianity thing. I knew plenty of Christians – and didn’t like most of them. But as I crossed the Ohio River in a church van, I had no idea that the course of my life was going to be drastically changed.

A Simple Question

“Are you tourists?” The city was called Solikamsk. I was walking with my Russian translator, lagging a bit behind the group because everything around me called to have it’s picture taken, when a woman handing out flyers approached us. Apparently she overheard us speaking in English because she asked: “Are you tourists?” I was surprised. […]

Finding My Corner

So this week has probably been my favorite of the whole School of Ministry and Development because of what the Lord has shown me. Peter Iliyn was our speaker for the week and he first began by sharing the incredible story of his father’s life. Heres a little excerpt to give you an idea of […]

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