“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 […]

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. […]

Are You Willing To Suffer?

Have you ever heard someone make the vague yet popular statement, “I’m very passionate about this“?  It’s something that I feel like I hear a lot in today’s culture. “I have such a passion for music.” “Art is my true passion.” “I’m passionate about seeing the lost reached.” “I get so passionate when I talk about […]

What Does a Mission Trip Actually Look Like?

Outreach can be a fun adventure filled with excitement. I mean think about it. You’re out there in the middle of nowhere in some foreign country, getting immersed in a new culture that you’ve never experienced before in your life. You’re preaching the gospel to people that have never felt the love of Jesus. You […]

Tuning Our Hearts to Worship

A few months ago, I came to terms with the fact that I really do like pop music. As I constantly listened to this mainstream radio music, I found myself feeling distant from the Lord, and like something was missing inside. Our brains are divided up into six sections.  When listening to music, more of […]

What’s the Point?

Have you ever felt like what you’re doing is pointless? Sitting in math class in the 10th grade, I remember constantly asking my teacher how the math problems we were doing would help me in the future. They seemed so tedious, and like they were a waste of time! A few weeks ago on a […]

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