A Day in Shiroles

1:00 am – Receive my “good morning” call from the roosters that never dare to venture behind our house. 3:00 am – awoken by my host Mom listening to Christian music and praying with amazing faith, I remind myself of just how much I have yet to grow . . .

Present 

Today, my team and I are resting at a house near the Mennonite church we attend, away from our host families and away from our new “normal.” It’s a perfect time to bond more with my group. And yet, while I have the perfect opportunity to pour into others, I want to retreat away from…

Rest in the Work

Relaxed doesn’t mean lazy. “It seems like they have no care in the world. I wish I could be like them, with no stress whatsoever.” – Average person going on a mission trip Wrong.

Sleepless nights 

Have you ever had this happen to you? The moment you’re sick with a cold and need sleep the most is the moment that you cannot fall asleep? I’m having one of those nights. Instead of getting the rest I need, I’m just sitting in bed until the wave of exhaustion wins over my stubborn…