Written by one of our very own Veritas Students! After three and a half weeks in Paris, France, I can tell you that God has really been stretching my faith. In the past, I have done ministry in various difficult cultures and even in countries that are closed to the gospel and evangelism. Coming … More Stretching My Faith in France
My host family. Muslims. College students. High school students. Classmates. How would God use my life in Paris for four months? What would he make of my heart during this time? I had ideas of how I would selflessly serve those around me and how I would bring the Kingdom of Heaven to Paris. Then a lot happened I didn’t expect and … More The Parisian Desert: A Different Kind of Culture Shock
During my ten weeks of study abroad and missions in Paris this summer, I encountered a few instances of “culture shock”. I think many Americans travel to Europe expecting similar cultural values and norms—after all, if you are white, and they are white, how much could be different between you? Right? (The answer is obviously … More How the French are Like Coconuts
I thought I’d take a post to talk about the things I’m glad I packed, things I regret packing, and things I wish I had packed/known when deciding how best to spend my 100 pounds. So, here it goes: Things I’m so glad I brought: these are the things that I never thought I would … More To Bring or Not To Bring to Sevilla? This is the question!
Paris is the dream, so they say. It’s a magical place of endless croissants, crêpes, and baguettes. It’s a place where getting lost means finding my new favorite pâtisserie. It’s a place filled with history, architecture, and museums. It’s a place where I can now call home. It’s also a place that, within the first … More Finding Purpose in Paris