Setting My Watch to Island Time: Floripa, Brazil

Study Abroad in Brazil

I am absolutely in love with Brazil! The culture, the people, the food, everything.
I also can’t complain about living on an island for these next few months for my study abroad and missions program.

The city of Floripa is beautiful! I spend most of my days in the downtown area because that is where the university campus is located. There are people everywhere constantly and a definite hussle atmosphere. You get a little bit outside the main downtown area and things slow down a little bit, but Floripa is definitely an active city.

Florianopolis, Brazil

With 40 something beaches on the island alone, I still feel like I haven’t seen that much in my past couple of weeks of being here. I have been to the beach a couple of times and it is beautiful. The weather is WARM, so of course the ocean feels great. And I think this is my first time actually swimming in the Atlantic Ocean!

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Since I grew up in San Diego, I am definitely a beach girl. But living in Oregon these past few years has deprived me of some good solid beach time. So these next for months, I will thoroughly enjoy getting lots of sun.

Over the past two weeks I have seen the wealthier side of Floripa. The majority of the city is pretty safe and has higher living standards. The island draws a lot of tourism so the city is well kept and highly developed. Most of the time I don’t feel like I am living in a third world country.

Beaches of Florianopolis, Brazil

This past Monday, all that changed. I saw a whole different side of the city.

I went with my Veritas Mission Mentor and the other missionaries I am working with to a hill where many poor and impoverished families live. We walked around the neighborhood interacting with and inviting the kids to a kids club at the church. I did not take pictures because of the risk of calling attention to myself or getting my camera stolen.

I couldn’t believe the conditions that they live in every day.

They walk up and down this huge, steep dirt hill several times a day. They carry groceries, walk to school, and work—and each trip they have to climb this hill in super hot weather too. Their living standards are very low. And it broke my heart to see this community pushed off to the side of this wealthy city where it seems that no one cares or wants to interact with them.

Brazilian culture, I’m learning, is defined by class and each class does not interact with one another except for possibly being employed by a higher class. It is devastating to see how the lower class gets pushed to the margins of the city. They are forgotten about, rejected, unloved.

This is a city that needs prayer. Needs Jesus. Needs to be loved.

Mission trip to Brazil with Veritas Christian Study Abroad

Christian Study Abroad in BrazilCharlotte Gray is a California girl with a heart for the Pacific Northwest now living in Brazil. She’s a junior Organizational Communication major with a minor in Global Business at George Fox University in Oregon. With dreams and aspirations to do big things, she is studying abroad and serving through missions in Florianopolis, Brazil with Veritas Christian Study Abroad. She plans to travel all around, meet amazing people, and try things totally out of her comfort zone—and hopefully pick up some Portuguese on the way too. She loves adventures, coffee, and all things gray.

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Study Abroad in Sevilla, Spain: Routinely Adventurous

Study Abroad in Sevilla, SpainAs I complete the first couple weeks here with Veritas in Sevilla, Spain, I experience a combination of feeling like I’ve been here for so long, yet still feeling so new to the country and this way of life. It has been great to settle into classes and realize how thankful I am that every class I am taking here is just that much better because I’m actually living in Sevilla, Spain!

One day each week, our photography class takes a tour of different parts of the city, and the other day, we learn about how to best capture aspects of it. It’s been really neat to document my time here in Spain through pictures—it’s helping me see the city in a deeper way than I have even looked at Berkeley before. In my Spanish History of Art class we learn about a period of Spanish art, then go to a museum or building right down the street and see it in person.

Apparently, Sevilla has been a capital for the arts in Spain as well as a vacation site for the Roman Empire—there is a whole city of Roman ruins right down the road that we are going to visit this weekend! It is amazing to be toured around the city by my professors who absolutely love Spain and know so much about its history.

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Triana, the district where I live, is a known birthplace of flamenco dancers, fútbol players, and tile factories. One of my favorite things so far has been to run along the river and through the winding cobblestone streets of Triana at sunset. I have to stop every 10 minutes to take pictures because each turn brings a new, unique, beautiful aspect of this charming city.

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One of the most rewarding things has been establishing routines such as running—something that is really making it feel like I’m here to say. Through our meals together, my roommate and I have had so much fun getting to know our host mom Isabel. (Simply reviewing the verb tenses in my Spanish class has expanded my capacity to form sentences more than I would have thought.)

We’ve started watching a hilarious Jimmy Fallon-like talk show called el Hormiguero. It has the most random things, and we end up laughing so much every night. (My roommate and I even saw the talk show host on a billboard and felt proud that we recognized the face on it!)

We are also finding out so much about Isabel as the days go on. Not only did she live in the cathedral tower, but also was an artist for many years and helped paint the beautiful tiles on the Plaza de España. She even made hand-sewn flamenco dresses for her daughter and granddaughter. She walks to local shops everyday to buy groceries: a different shop for the butcher, for fish, for produce, and for bread. In the two weeks we have been here she has yet to repeat a dish or make something we don’t like; in fact, her food gets better every day. She has even started referring to our dinners as “Restaurante de Isabel,” and rightly so.

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Another routine I’m getting into is to start my days journaling at a local coffee shop. Packed with people enjoying breakfast in the mornings, theses shops switch to ice cream for the afternoon hours. (I can get a latte for about one euro. It’s amazing!)

I think when I got here I wanted to immediately have my “favorites” established, sort of like how when you visit a new city for a couple days, you go only to the best places and every second is new and exciting. But I’ve been learning when living in a city for awhile you’ll have a different kind of discovery process as you mix day-to-day things with the chance to explore and find places you love in the city.

I am so thankful for the Mission Mentors through the Veritas program. They have helped make the transition here so smooth by answering so many questions we have about the Spanish culture. They were even kind enough to have all of us at their house for a retreat this past weekend. I’m realizing how neat it is to learn about the attributes of God in a new language even when most of the service I spent doodling different snippets of phrases I could understand from the sermon in Spanish.

Through the week we have met so many people in the ISA program (about 20!) who want to come to church with us Veritas students as well. How amazing to find that community even in another country! I am also excited that the Mission Mentors are going to connect us with some of the high schoolers here they know—after working at camp all summer it’s neat to be able to do similar work here in mentoring them (sometimes in Spanish, nonetheless!).

On to the next adventure.

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Sarah Singh is a Political Economy Major at UC Berkeley, with a concentration in Natural Resource Markets in Developing Countries. She’s excited to study abroad in Sevilla, Spain with Veritas to become more comfortable using Spanish and to learn about the culture and religions of Sevilla while living in it. Sarah’s lived in the Bay Area her whole life and is excited to live in another part of the world this semester.

Make adventure and discovery part of your daily routine! Apply to study abroad and do mission work with Veritas Christian Study Abroad this summer. Summer deadlines are March 25 and April 25. For more info please visit veritasabroad.com and speak with us on our new online chat feature!

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Join Veritas Abroad in the End It Movement

 

27 million= the population of Texas

27 million= enough people to fill every professional football stadium 12 times.

27 million= the number of people still trapped in slavery today. *

Slavery still exists. And we’re taking a stand.

February 27 is “Shine a Light on Slavery” day, and Veritas Christian Study Abroad is joining the End It Movement to raise awareness about slavery in the world today.

End It Movement and Veritas Abroad

Veritas Christian Study Abroad is joining teams of Freedom Fighters around the world by drawing a red X on our hands. We’re sending students to places like San Jose, Costa Rica to fight for trafficked people. We support these ministries as a group and other ministries as individuals.

How to get involved:

  • Draw a red X on your hand and post your photo on instagram tagging #enditmovement & @veritasabroad.
  • Support organizations and ministries fighting for freedom through prayer and giving.
  • Go. Drawing an X is only the beginning. If you want to fight for the freedom of enslaved people,  join our teams abroad. Find out how.

We’ve been set free, let’s walk in that freedom together.

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Three People Who Could Change Your Experience Abroad

“By willingly accepting foreign circumstances, the illusion of control is disrupted and we open ourselves to the creative work of God and greater intimacy with Him.” -Skye Jethani

Study Abroad in Seoul, South Korea

Before departing for South Korea, I made some goals for myself and chose this quote by theologian Skye Jethani as my mission statement of sorts for my trip. I chose obvious goals, such as connecting with a foreign culture, but I also resolved to seek out spiritual growth.

This semester with Veritas in South Korea has far exceeded my expectations both in its cultural impact and spiritual impact. The spiritual challenges and growth I have encountered here have been phenomenal. I’ve especially learned a lot from the people I have met through Veritas and Jubilee Church.

Without these three people, the Veritas program, and Jubilee Church, I think the impact of this trip on my life would have been much less significant.

1. Teacher.

Victor Chun taught my Perspectives on the World Christian Movement class. This class gave me such a different view on missions. The course material was already convincing, and Victor’s own personal passion for the topic of missions greatly added to the class. It would be near impossible to not be excited about missions after hearing Victor talk about it! This course gave me a much better understanding of what the Bible has to say about missions, the history of missions, the current need for missions, and how to practically and effectively carry out missions in today’s day and age.

This course increased my self-confidence as well. The largely discussion-based model helped me solidify my own personal beliefs and learn how to better articulate them. Victor facilitated this. He is not one inclined to judge others, and always was such an encouragement to my classmates and me.

2. Mentor.

Borra Han played an essential role in my spiritual growth here in Korea. Not only did she host a weekly Bible study I attended, she also connected me to Jubilee Church, helped me find volunteer opportunities, and encouraged me to daily seek Christ. Borra’s interest in and compassion for others is truly amazing. Although Korea in general has a high concern for others, Borra’s heart for people definitely stood out among the rest. Never before have I seen someone who inspires me to strive to show Godly love quite like Borra.

3. Friend.

My friend Stephanie DeMott has had a tremendous impact on my spiritual life as well. She leads the Bible study for college girls at Jubilee Church, as well as teaches English at Konkuk University in Seoul. Every week, she has come to Bible study with material prepared that challenges me and helps me grow in my faith. The thing that I appreciate most about Stephanie, though, is her honesty. She is honest about her own struggles and insecurities in every Bible study. She has been such an encouragement to me spiritually!

Study Abroad in South Korea

Living in a foreign environment is hard. Being part of a study abroad program rather than simply being an exchange student was extremely helpful, but it was still difficult. My own experiences have made me much more sympathetic toward international students. I also learned a lot on this trip about loving others with a true, honest, and Christ-like love. When I return to my home university, I think I will be much more likely to reach out to the international students since I know what they’re going through and have more of a passion for loving people.

Culturally, I learned a lot about the vast differences that exist between different areas. Even though Korea is very modern and fairly westernized, the small differences add up surprisingly quickly. Businesses are open different hours, the food is different, television is different, paper is different sizes, The list goes on and on. I am also now more aware of things in my own culture that could be seen as strange: tipping in restaurants, giving engagement rings, buying foods in bulk, etc.

I also gained a lot of confidence in myself. Although my own future still terrifies me, I can say with confidence that everything is going to be okay. After living on my own in a foreign country for four months, I know that I am capable of handling much more than I give myself credit for. I now know I am more capable, confident, independent, and intelligent than I believed I was before.

I think the biggest lesson I learned here in Korea is this: sharing cultures doesn’t diminish each culture’s significance; sharing cultures enhances the beauty in each culture.

Korean food and culture

Adopting some aspects of Korea’s culture doesn’t make me any less American. It just means that I’ve seen the beauty in Korean culture and realize that it’s okay to recognize that. Every culture includes both good and bad. That is simply a truth. There is no shame in admitting the areas of your culture that need improvement and recognizing the areas of other cultures that deserve accolades.

This semester has been one of the most fantastic times of my life. That doesn’t necessarily mean I enjoyed it all, but I did grow a lot out of the incidents that I didn’t enjoy. This semester has been a time of spiritual renewal, cultural learning, and confidence building. I can honestly say that Korea has gained a very special place in my heart.


Study abroad and missions student in South KoreaThis blog post has been contributed to by Victoria Nelson, student at George Fox University in Newberg, Oregon. Victoria studied abroad and served through global missions in Seoul, South Korea in fall 2014 with Veritas Abroad.

Who will you meet abroad and how will you change for the better? Step into a spiritually challenging yet rewarding experience with Veritas Christian Study Abroad. Summer application deadlines are around the corner!

 

Photos by Veritas Abroad students Aliciea Vang and Victoria Nelson.

 

 

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Debunking the Myth of Security

“Security is mostly a superstition. It does not exist in nature, nor do the children of men as a whole experience it. Avoiding danger is no safer in the long run than outright exposure. Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” –Helen Keller, The Open Door

There is a café in the San Blas district of Cusco called The Meeting Place. This café is
known just as much for its amazing waffles as for its unique business model: all the profits from the café go to specific ministries, such as free housing for missionaries.

It is a Christian business, but every Sunday they hold discussions on a broad range of topics, and people of all faiths are invited to attend. Three friends and I attended a discussion on identity. Another man there had been a missionary in Cusco since the 70’s.

Throughout the discussion, he referenced a number of great literary works he found relevant. At the end, he gave each person a three-page handout filled with his all­-time favorite quotes–a true treasure.

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Now I have a confession: I have never read The Open Door. In fact, I had never actually
heard of it until I was thumbing through the handout looking for a cool quote to use on Instagram to caption a shot I took at Lake Titicaca. I came across this quote by Helen Keller and loved it immediately. Yes, I loved it for its profundity and because it sounded appropriate for what my picture was portraying.

However, I also loved it because it articulated thoughts I had been hesitant to put into words myself. When I saw that the Helen Keller had said this, I felt a sense of freedom and validation.

During my senior year of high school, I took a class called “Perspectives on the World
Christian Movement”. One of the many things I learned is that the life of a true follower of Jesus is necessarily marked by adventure.

When I went off to college for the first time, I was further convinced of this. The funny thing is that it took me going on the biggest adventure of my life, study abroad in Peru, for me to doubt this. Thoughts started creeping into my head. I thought that maybe I was striving for a life of adventure over a life of God—trying to be someone I was not. I thought it possible to be passionate about Jesus and never expect wondrous things to happen.

IMG_6259  This is when God started to talk some sense into me. In our Cross-­Cultural Leadership class, we talked about the life of Abraham. Juan Carlos, our professor, told us that the word God used to tell Abram to go was “¡Vete!” in Spanish. This is a command to take yourself and leave. The same word is used by Jesus in the Great Commission: “¡Vete! and make disciples of all nations…”

Then, I learned in Spanish that this reflexive form of the verb “ir” is usually used when a destination is not specified.

And then came this quote.

There is one single word that comes to mind when I think about describing this semester abroad in Peru. You guessed it–adventure.

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Adventure manifested in learning a new language, in travelling to places I did not know existed, in seeing sights I had only ever heard or studied about, in meeting people from all over the world, in having challenging talks, in trying new (and sometimes unpalatable) foods, in dealing with strange illnesses, in being a sister to Peruvian kids I had known for only three hours, in being hugged by 26 kids more passionately than I thought possible, in travelling on a bus for 23 hours, and in learning more about the grace and power God gives us if we are willing to put forth even the smallest amount of faith.

I trust God will use the love I had the opportunity of giving to the kids at
Chachacomayoc Primary School, to the girls at Casa de Acogida, and to the beautiful Peruvians on the streets in ways that will bring Him the utmost glory. I feel confident knowing that any work I have taken part in Peru was done with love as the motivation.

I have learned so many things from being in Peru with Veritas. One of my highlights was
telling an eleven-­year-­old girl from Lauramarca the truth about who God is. She asked the most amazing questions and I was happy to use Spanish to explain the beauty of the love of God.

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I told her that God does not only speak English and Spanish, but every language. I told her to speak to Him in Quechua because he understands her. I learned that the misconceptions of Christianity may need to be debunked when witnessing to another culture. Finally, Juan Carlos taught us how to study and apply the Bible in culturally ­sensitive ways.

I know that I have no right to pull a naked quote out of a book I have never read, but I am
still choosing to use it in boldness for the truth it speaks about life. I have no right to have
anything to do with an indescribable, all-­powerful being that we humans call God, yet I am still choosing to boldly approach him and claim daughtership. And with that, I accept the duties and responsibilities that come with claiming to know the Creator God as my Dad.

I agree, Helen, security is mostly a superstition. We start to approach security as we draw near to the Father. However, in drawing near we are reminded of who God really is and the illusion of security is overtaken by the reality of the adventurous, powerful nature of a life lived in obedience to God.

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“Life is either a daring adventure, or nothing.” -Helen Keller


Natalie Bain is a Junior Biology major and Nutrition minor at Point Loma Nazarene University in San Diego, California. Originally from Reno, Nevada, Natalie loves the outdoors and spending time with people outdoors. She’s a pre-med student who took a break from the science lab to spend a semester in Peru—and could not be more happy she did!

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What You Won’t See on Vacation to Peru

If I would have come down to Peru on vacation I would have never gone to the places or worked with the children I did on that awesome adventure. But with Veritas Christian Study Abroad, I did.

One of the biggest reasons I came to Peru was to see something I could not see in the US. Not a place or an artifact—I wanted to see someone with nothing who still had joy.

This is hard to find in the culture of America. Kids with one hundred toys still have no happiness. They often kick and scream until they get their way. This continues as adults. When something doesn’t go our way, we want to give it up and throw it out. People tend to blame others, even God.

Here in Peru, I knew I would see things differently, but this attitude is experienced not taught.

Peru Mission Trip

While volunteering at the orphanage, I witnessed this first hand. For three of the days I spent there, we had no electricity. These kids had nothing. They played with wheelbarrows, tires, and sticks. They shared rooms with each other with no privacy. They did intense manual field labor.

For breakfast, they eat two potatoes; for lunch, a scoop of pasta; and for dinner, two pieces of bread. They walk to school a mile away, with only few clothes to wear throughout the week. These children seemed to have nothing.

Peruvian children at the orphanageAnd yet, these children had the one thing that brings true joy: Jesus Christ.

They understood what many people miss: even in the midst of having nothing, they have everything—a Savior. Although they do not have family, they have each other.

Whenever I hear someone, even myself, complain I just think back to this orphanage and realize how fortunate I am. I have never met anyone with such joy. It was the most impactful time I had in Peru and the most humbling experience of my entire life.

This wasn’t the only impactful experience during my time in Peru. The Veritas mission trip to mountains brought us to a village of people with next to nothing.

The kids in this village had permanently burned faces because of the intensity of the sun from which they had little relief. We brought them gifts, hot chocolate, and sweet bread. But this is not what impacted me.

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I noticed one of the Veritas girls talking to a group of girls from the village. I went over to listen in. She told the children about God, Jesus, Heaven, and the Bible. The pastor had just given a gospel message, but I don’t think it clicked with them until this moment.

Genuinely interested in knowing more, the girls asked questions only adults would typically ask about God. They had no adult forcing them to listen, and we had no candy to bribe them with either.

They simply wanted to know more.

I pulled a small Spanish Bible from my pocket. One little girl noted, “La Palabra de Dios es muy bonita [The Word of God is very beautiful].”

That really hit home for me. How many Christians take for granted the Word of God and what the Bible truly is and means for us?

We talked with the girls for a little while longer and just before we left, another little girl said, “Que bonita a hablar sobre Jesus [How beautiful to talk about Jesus].”

I will never forget the words of these little girls.

Volunteering at the elementary school in Cusco, Peru

In addition to the orphanage and villages, I helped out the second grade class at a local elementary school several times a week. I loved having this opportunity.

Everyday I walked into the class,  they bombarded me with hugs and love. Their love amazed me. I can barely get a hug from my nieces and nephews, but these kids just wanted to play and hang out with me from the moment we met to the moment I left. In a first-world culture, we often look for the things a person has instead of the person himself. God used these kids to teach me about his love and how I should love him.

God’s love is unconditional—it knows no boundaries and will never let me go.

I should love God and others like these kids love. My love for him should not be because he blesses me or because he gives me gifts. I love him because he loves me, he never forsakes me, and he will always provide for me. I will never forget all these precious children and what they taught me in Peru.


 

Better Your Selfie Study Abroad and Missions Rafael Tudela attends the University of Georgia and studied abroad in Cusco, Peru in fall 2014 with Veritas Christian study Abroad.

Gain a new perspective and witness the faith and joy of children. See what the Lord will teach you, how he will use you, and what unexpected voice will change you. Study abroad and get involved with missions in Peru with Veritas.

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I Thought I Knew Love—Then I Studied Abroad

I thought I knew love, then I studied abroad.

Christian Study Abroad in London

Studying abroad with Veritas in London, I found my definition of love lacked patience, grace, steadfastness, and sacrifice. For my entire life, I have experienced love in a comfortable, familiar place.

Before living in London, I had never been challenged to love people so different from me.

During my program with Veritas Christian Study Abroad, God put me in situations that showed me how to love deeply like Jesus did. I learned that love apart from him is impossible, but with him we can learn to love the different, the least of these, the lost, the local church, and salvation.

Living in London is much different than anything I’ve ever experienced. For the first few days, I felt like a sponge absorbing whatever The Capital would throw my way. After adjusting to navigating the Tube map, cars driving on the left side of the road, and being surrounded by what felt like millions of people at every second, I was able to look around and see the beauty all around me—different, unlike anything I’d ever seen.

Overcoming difference is the first step to really loving. Pride sees differences and compares who does it better… love embraces those differences and finds common ground. 

Overcoming difference is the first step to really loving. Pride sees difference and compares who does it better. Pride refuses to refer to the restroom as the loo or the toilet. Love embraces differences and finds common ground. Pride tells you that you’ll never able to relate because you come from totally different backgrounds and cultures. Love, acceptance, and respect bridge the differences.

One of the greatest ways to show love is through sacrifice. While abroad, I had the opportunity to work at a local church’s homeless ministry. I poured teas and coffee, passed out plates of food, and sat down to eat with homeless men and women.

Mission Work and study abroad in Europe

It was a blessing to serve alongside long-term volunteers. Our Veritas group came to encourage and help them, not take over their ministry. I found this to be one of the best ways to serve cross-culturally on the ‘mission field.’

Encourage, support, and work with people who have been sustaining the ministry for years.

It would have been easy for us to go to a park and pass out water bottles and share Christ with homeless individuals, but I believe it’s more effective to come alongside ministries instead.

During dinner, the woman I sat next suffered from short-term memory loss. She didn’t talk much, but I asked her questions and told her how much I loved her tiny pink plastic Minnie Mouse ring. That made her smile. She poured salad cream all over her meal, and we ate together, and we smiled.

Spending time beside her reminded me of a scene from To Kill a Mockingbird. A young boy, Walter, from a poor family goes to the Finch’s for dinner. During dinner, Walter pours molasses all over his food. The Finch’s son protests, but the noble father Atticus continues treating Walter with respect and dignity.

In these moments, the Lord showed me how to love the least of these.

In these moments, the Lord showed me how to love the least of these. My savior ate with sinners, tax collectors, and outcasts. He offers grace upon grace, rather than judgment. Only the Holy Spirit gives us the capacity to love in this way. When Yvonne poured salad cream all over her meal, when a man spilled the contents of his flask all over the floor, and when we saw him digging through the rubbish after the meal, I learned to love the least of these free from condemnation, full of respect and compassion.

Study Abroad friends in London

Another mission field during study abroad came in the form of American international students who lived in my flat and attend my classes at the University of Roehampton. I laughed as I told my Mission Mentor Shannon how funny it was that the Lord sent my two Christian roommates and me to London to share Christ with so many Americans.

College group travel to England

I engaged in college ministry every day while abroad. Sharing Christ, discipling, and interacting with college students is familiar territory to me—in a way.

For two years, I served as a college intern for a local church near my college campus. Ministry looks much different in a small Southern Baptist college group in comparison to the hodgepodge group of study abroad students in London. Generally, I have been doing campus ministry with like-minded students. In all honesty, I interacted with more lost people in my three-week study abroad than in three years at college.

In London, I learned to love the lost.

Loving Jesus is more than being a good person and going to church—it’s total life transformation.

I learned so much about love from these situations and these people. With the backdrop of a post-Christian society, the story of redemption shines brighter. God used my time in London to affirm and deepen my love for him. In every situation, I saw the goodness and power of the Gospel. Loving Jesus is more than being a good person and going to church—it’s total life transformation.

Through my time abroad, God restored to me the joy of my salvation.

It was a joy and privilege to take part in building the kingdom in London. I am forever thankful to the people who invested in me- my Mission Mentor Shannon and the church family of Trinity West in London.


 

Sightseeing in London Study AbroadKat Pasichnyk is a senior at the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton, Texas. She studied abroad with Veritas in London in summer 2014. Speak with Kat or other Veritas in London alum.

If you want to extend your ministry influence beyond your college campus like Kat did, see where you can go with Veritas Christian Study Abroad. Veritas combines academic study abroad programs for most majors with international mission work and ministry opportunities. Start loving the least of these in your neighborhood and around the world.

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