My Next Step

I announced this on Facebook a few weeks ago, but I wanted to provide some context to my decision. As I announced, I will attend law school at the American University Washington College of Law beginning in the fall of 2015. Yes, this does mean that I am moving back to Washington, DC! Going to law…

There and Back Again

I have returned to the United States after living in Hong Kong for 18 months, and honestly, it’s all very weird and strange to me. In fact, this blog post is a little difficult to write because I am experiencing a large range of feelings, but I know that all of you want an update…

Why believe in Jesus?

On Christmas Eve, the minister of the church that I attend asked all of us to think about why we believe in Jesus. She told a story about a conversation with a property agent who simply asked her “why do you believe in Jesus?” She then continued to tell us about how Jesus has changed…

13 months later

I arrived in Hong Kong just over thirteen months ago, so I wanted to post some reflections to mark the past year of my life. (I missed the anniversary mark, but better late than never). Over the past 13 months, I have learned so much, made a dozen new friends and truly enjoyed my life…

Mysterious Ways

“God works in mysterious ways”….an incredibly common phrase that I recently learned to appreciate in a whole new way. I left for training for the YAMs (Young Adult Missionary) program one year ago and found out that I would be coming to HK about two months before training began. Honestly, when I first read the…

Covenant Sunday

Last Sunday was Covenant Sunday, so the reverend at the Methodist International Church preached about our need to recommit ourselves to be in relationship with God. He outlined four components of how we should think about our relationship with God: Look back and thank God, Look up and seek God, Look around you and serve…

How I Got Here: Part 2

In part 1, I talked about how I found and applied to the Mission Intern Program. However, my desire to participate in a program similar to this began long before I heard about the program on Christmas Eve. Through my experiences at youth group, I developed a deep anger towards injustice and a desire to…