What’s Ahead?

As I take a moment to reflect and remember all the amazing places God has brought me over the last four and a half years, I recall that God has faithfully led me step by step. From my first trip to India as a fourteen-year-old, to my most recent overseas adventure as a team leader in Japan, I have truly tasted and seen my Savior’s goodness in my own life and in the far-flung corners of the world. I wanted to take this opportunity to update you on where I have been and share some exciting news … [Read more...]

10 Things You Probably Don’t Know About Japan


Greetings, friends! I have posted on here and on my Facebook that I will be helping lead a short term mission trip to Japan this summer, and I'm so excited! I figured that in light of this upcoming adventure I would share 10 little known and interesting facts about Japan. Some are really basic facts, like population or demographics, and others...well, you'll just have to read them to find out how crazy they are! 1. Japan's massive population brings it in as 11th most populated … [Read more...]

Endless Discovery.


I don't know about you, but I find it quite interesting when I get the chance to look back on my life as of the last few years and see the patterns that have emerged in the story God and I have created together. To be able to look in the rear-view mirror of my life and see the little ways that God was weaving this crazy life of mine together is so fascinating to me. Recently, I was looking through photos from my trip to Japan in 2012, and I came across this one. I feel like the two words … [Read more...]

DTS Lecture Phase: Week One

It's pretty mind-blowing to think that a week ago tonight I was hanging out with my parents and I had never met most of the 50ish people that I am now living life with day in and day out. Even though it has been only just under a week, we have all adapted to life here and connected with each other so well! What a unique opportunity and privilege it is to live in a community of people such as this; people who love God, love each other, and want to see His kingdom brought to earth. There are so … [Read more...]

First Post/India Journal

Hey people! Wow, I guess this is my first official post on a real blog! I can't wait to see where this takes me. I truly hope that you enjoy all of the things I post on here and that they are a blessing to you. I can not guarantee perfection (in fact, I already know there are some mistakes), but while this is also about developing my skills in writing/communication, my desire is that this blog would be more about my heart and the heart of God. Anyway, with all that said...Welcome! As seen in … [Read more...]