Wednesday, October 14

Passport? Check.

Trinidad. February. 2010.

I've been blessed with the opportunity to go overseas and share God's promise and truth with high school kids at a camp in Trinidad. I'm ecstatic! I've never been more excited to be asked to go on a trip :) A team from my college is going out in the middle of February for an eleven day trip.

In February, there is a huge nationwide celebration in Trinidad called Carnival. It's pretty much like a Mardi Gras festival, only exponentially bigger. The camp I'm going to be working with is like an escape for the kids in Trinidad. They get away from the massive party scene and get to experience an entirely different kind of setting. The team from NCC will be leading worship, but my focus will mainly be on the kids and connecting with them. I'm so excited to interact with the high schoolers! I'm intrigued with different cultures, what everyday life is like for them, and how it is so different or similar to my own.

I'm excited for the trip, but actually right now I would really love some prayer for those kids who will be at the camp. Pray for their hearts to soften, and for them to hear what God has in store for their lives. Prayer for the team and the preparation for the trip would also be amazing.

I'm too excited for words right now :) more later.

Saturday, October 3

shut your eyes and think of somewhere...

spice up your life! i've discovered a cure to monotony. by george i've got it!

did you ever realize how much more fun life is with different dialects and accents? well. it really is. every bright idea comes in the form of a british accent. every insult is funnier with a hint of ghetto fabulous. and every wednesday is exponentially happier with speech impediments.

so my room mates and i have been adding a little bit of culture in our room. it's a true melting pot. here's what we've come up with:

yo' mama monday: shoot gurrrrl. ghetto fab. kool aid hurr dye....uhh thats nasty.

tennessee tuesday: bring ur sweet tea and fried chicken y'all. southern dialect all the way.

withsping wednthday: every speech impediment you could possibly imagine. sounds pretty special.

UK thursday: a british kind of day. a little cockney thrown in there, East London. harry potter is a good way to develop this kind of tongue.

freedom friday: pick whatever you want. australian, irish, stuttering, mute. it's up to you. i personally enjoy being a ghetto brit. good fun.

weekends are break time. it's hard being so worldly! if you want to try to mix it up...give the dialects a shot. its good stuff. youtube also has some wonderful tutorials. so go crazy folks.

i'll end with a random top ten:
top ten reasons i wish i was at disney world right now
10. i wouldnt be here in the cold
9. themed restaurants
8. i could wear my lilo and stitch shirt and fit in
7. i would like to ask belle about her relationship with the beast made human. weird transition i'd assume.
6. funnel cake
5. disney world has underground trashcans
4. 3D shows everywhere
3. rollercoasters
2. i feel like a kid again in disney world
1. i need a mouseketeer hat. need.

with love <3