Global Care

Refugees and Immigrants: Hearing Their Stories; Provocative Joy

Refugees and Immigrants: Hearing Their Stories

You are probably the accepting type, the type who grins when you see a sign stating, “You are welcome here” on a store front, but feels grieved that it has to be explicitly stated. You probably want to love everyone equally, because that’s what Jesus did. Maybe you want to follow some of the Bible’s […] Read more…

4 Ways Living Abroad Changed Me; Provocative Joy; West Africa; Volunteering Overseas; Mercy Ships

4 Ways Living Abroad Changed Me

I’m 2 months into the re-entry process! It’s not that hard, but it can be. I’m not crying every day, but sometimes I wish I was because it’d be easier to explain. It’s been a mostly wonderful time, speckled with some really difficult interactions. Most of the culture shock subsided pretty quickly, and now I’m left […] Read more…

Thank You Benin

I left Benin 2 months ago. It already feels like an eternity. I’ve already started to forget things. The feeling I hold on to is the one that consumed me as we pulled away from the Cotonou dock, “I have to come back here” and, “Will I ever meet people as amazing as the ones […] Read more…

Snapshots of Benin; My experience with local seamstress and how she blessed me; Provocative Joy; Cotonou, Benin

Snapshots of Life in Benin: The Seamstress

Finding New Adventures Over the past few months I’ve written about why I never want to become a person who is fine with the status quo. I want to be someone who swims upstream and whose life reflects the beliefs I hold about the world around me. But swimming upstream looks different at various stages […] Read more…