The Hardest Part

My favourite kinds of questions are the ones I don’t know the answers to. The ones that catch me off guard and make me think. I was asked one the other day: “What has been the hardest part since coming back from Mongolia?” (Re-entry) I wasn’t sure. I think my transition back to North American…

Honesty

It is five a.m. I am awake. I am not drinking coffee and I want to be. I am so not okay with this situation on so many levels. In 6 sleeps we board an airplane bound for Canada, and in all honesty the drive to the airport cannot come soon enough.  After a week…

The Case for Trek!

Sometimes I get asked Why TREK, as opposed to various other short-term missions organizations. Well, here’s three reasons I think so highly of this program and will advise it to anyone looking for a strong, Christ-Centred organization to help them learn to be like Christ and challenge them to grow and serve: (PS: To learn…

Of Eyebrows and Reindeer

I’m sitting on Adele’s lap, my head cocked at an obscure angle to avoid the car roof. There are 7 of us crammed into Tamira’s little Nissan when I realize we are five days and 86 Mongolian words into our assignment phase and we can say “camel”, “whatever” and “eyebrow” but have no idea how…

Cast of Characters: The TREK Edition

Lay-dies and Gentlemen! BOYS AND GIRLS! I am proud to in-tro-duce to you to-day a team like NO OTHER!! Born of 4 different mothers, leaving sisters and brother, Raised in four corners of two neighbouring countries, we are joined together on one mission.   First Up! Please welcome into the blogging world, Our Fearless Leader… STEVE! One…

Now & Then, Part 2

An informative post for those searching for a more detailed description of the days to come. For information on the recent days past, see yesterday’s post. ______ The countdown is on! Nine Sleeps until I board a plane with three of my cohorts. Destination: Mongolia. For you who are wondering exactly WHAT we’ll be doing, this…

Now & Then, Part 1

Something I don’t like? Forgetting to pass along important information. Something I do like? Lists! Last week we were finally able to package and send out our prayer cards. I apologize for the lateness – there was some technological difficulties with the photocopier or something. All I really know is that when we finally prayed…

The Amazing Race

I looked down at some point on Saturday afternoon and this is what I saw: Evidence of Breakfast That would be a splatter of my ‘breakfast’. Turns out I ran all over Abbotsford that day with vomit on my pants! At least it was my own – and barely any, really. I got off pretty…

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…

Sauerkraut, Slacklining, and So Much More!

Can I just tell you how much I love alliteration? I LOVE alliteration. It slips out of my mouth all the time. Or should I say it slips out of my mouth merrily, moment by moment?! (Okay, that’s a stretch. Not cool Anna.. time to stop with the nerd-alerts!) Anyways, I have a lot to…

Quick Snippet

Alright alright alright! First: I’m sorry I’m so late on a blog post lately. Believe me, I’ve wanted to and I hate neglecting y’all like this. Also, I’m sorry to start off a post with an apology. Bad Form! I’ve done it before too, so perhaps this is a habit I should try to start…

Fifty-Four Weeks of Future: An Introduction

Hello All! I’m so glad you have found your way here! For those of you who may stumble upon this blog and would like to know a little bit more about who I am or where I come from, click here to find out a bit about me! For the rest of you, I’m assuming you…