Temple Time

The colours of fall are upon us. This can only mean on thing: FLASH BACK TIME! Rewind four and a half months, location: a world away – Continent: Asia Come with me as we take a tour to… The Gandun/g. Translation: It’s Temple Time. When we were nearing our time in Mongolia, our team took…

Mongolia Mountain

We climbed some really big hills the day before yesterday. Like, really big. So let’s make that a mountain. I climb it, it qualifies! The Story: It was Friday. Friday is team-time day. This time it was team-time-adventure-day. After school in the morning, we dropped by our place for lunch of PB&J or Sausage Sandwiches…

A Processing Poem

Ma heart is troubled And my battery low. (Not literally me, my computer’s, you know.) It’s the middle of the night but now I’m awake Thinking of life and the the things that we face. Had youth group tonight and it was a doozy – Played with TP and some other stuff too-zy And that…

Five in a Row: Bodz & Bodily Functions

Part of a series of 5 to give you a glimpse of the last week and why it’s been different than our regular routine. Once upon a Tuesday, it was Sagan-Sar. The day had come. Literally translated, “Sagan-Sar” means “White Month” and is one of the biggest Mongolian holidays in the year: The Lunar New…

Wait – What’s my name?

A name. The first thing you’re given and the last thing remembered in life. Yesterday I posted about some interesting Mongolian names I’ve come across so far. Today I was looking into the meanings of my own name: Anna – Full of grace; or favour Louise – Famous or Renowned Warrior Brown – Well, it’s…

In Blundered Haiku

Sunday A skirt, liturgy. Meet new friends, experience Hospitality. . Monday “Familiar” – my Mom! Her first geocache is fun, then back ‘home’: a feast! . Tuesday Apologetics is int’resting stuff to learn. Plus, a cousin comes! . Wednesday Sam comes and inspires. Practicing what he preaches Smiles, truth, and mercy. . Thursday God answers…

Drumroll Please….

22 weeks ago I signed up for this thing called Trek. 22 weeks of waiting and wondering, and now finally, one of the most anticipated days has come and gone – the day the Trek teams and locations were announced. 16 participants. 3 countries. Several members of the leadership team and one all-powerful God. The…