Tag - Travel

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An Action Pact Weekend
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Switzerland and All It’s Glory
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A Journey to the European Capital
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The Grand Adventure of Offenburg, Germany
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My European Summer
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The Most Beautiful City in the World
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Traveling Dublin, Ireland
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Action Pact takes to the road
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Spring Break Adventures
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Spring Break 2016: Colorado

An Action Pact Weekend

This past weekend the MNU Serve Team Action Pact went to Hays, Kansas on a quick three day trip to help out a start up church called The Vine. Action Pact is MNU’s improv travel team. When we are asked, we travel to different events, churches, and youth groups  to perform impov as well as skits.

The drive down to Hays took about 5 1/2 hours in our 11 person van. But we found ways to entertain ourselves.

 

When we arrived in Hays we met with the pastor and went to the church (which is held in a coffee shop) and did a little improv!

We stayed in the pastor’s basement which had a stuffed black bear in it.

Elisa with a taxidermist bear

On Saturday we went door to door in neighborhoods and trailer parks inviting people to the church. We traveled in groups of two or four. It was heartbreaking and eye opening to see the need for Jesus in Hays. Every single one of our groups had at least one door slammed in our face the second we mentioned the word ‘church’.

On the reverse we spoke to people who were very grateful to have us come by their house and speak with them. Christian was my partner for going door to door and we were able to pray with many people. We prayed for a man who was homeless, a man who had a disease in his legs, and a gentleman’s unborn daughter.

One of the trailer parks we went door to door in

Trailer park and the team of students I traveled with

On Sunday Action Pact performed the skit The Old Testament in 20 Minutes at The Vine Church.

Justin tells Alex something in the skit

Christian and Alex put up thier arms to build a house over blakes head

Action Pact performing The Old Testament in 20 Minutes at The Vine Church.

It was a great weekend but it was exhausting.

Action Pact members sleep on couches before performance.

On Sunday after lunch we headed back to Olathe!

Action Pact team selfie

Overall it was an excellent weekend! If you are a current MNU student or a prospective student I would suggest that you join an MNU Serve Team one year that you are on campus!

Stay classy,

Elisa

 

 

 

Switzerland and All It’s Glory

Switzerland was my fourth stop on the way to NTC. It was seriously one of the most beautiful places I have ever seen in my entire life. It quite literally takes your breath away. The place that we stayed, when you opened your window you could see the mountains and hear a waterfall. We also took a boat across the crystal clear lake to take a mountain train up Mount Seelisburg and hiked the rest of the way. This is one of the countries that I would go back to in a heartbeat.

A Journey to the European Capital

There are two kinds of places I enjoy visiting. The first one is any place with an interesting ancient history. The second kind is any place that has a significant role in our world nowadays, and Brussels surely is one of those places. It is a beautiful centre of the European Union. In the eyes of Europeans, Brussels is a symbol of wealth and prosperity, however, I realized very quickly that the city had two different faces. I chose Brussels as my destination, because I wanted to see where I am going to work one day. Yes, I want to[…]

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The Grand Adventure of Offenburg, Germany

My third stop on my way to school was Offenburg, Germany. Funny story. Actually we were planning on going to Munich, but we didn’t buy our train tickets until the day of (and therefore didn’t know the times of the trains going to Munich) and ended up missing our train. We could then either stay another night in Paris, or just get on the next train that was going somewhere (anywhere) in Germany. Obviously from the title of this blog, we chose the latter.

Paris was my favorite city, but we did want to see Germany. Offenburg was a cute little town that was kind of on the border of Germany and France. The other exciting thing about all of this was that we had no idea where we were staying once we got to Germany. Our train got in at like 11 at night. We got out of the train station and walked across the street to the only thing that was open, which was the pub, and hoped they spoke English. They pointed us down the street to a hotel and luckily it was a pretty nice hotel, but not too overly priced. Basically we ended up staying in Germany for less than 24 hours, but it was definitely a grand adventure.

My European Summer

Let me tell you about my summer in Europe that was definitely something else! After spending ten months in the United States, I had this strange feeling that I would be a tourist in my own country. I was looking forward to spending some time back home in the Czech Republic. I missed my family, my girlfriend and the “right” meal portions that don’t make you fat after one week. I also missed the simplicity of expressing my thoughts in my mother tongue. All of this was my source of thrill. However, after my plane landed in Prague and my[…]

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Traveling Dublin, Ireland

Hello! So my name is Briana and I am a junior here at MNU. I am studying abroad in Manchester, England which is why you won’t see me on campus for the fall semester. I came to Europe two weeks early to travel and went to 8 cities and 6 countries. I am breaking up the videos by city so you don’t have to watch a ridiculously long video (you’re welcome). Dublin Ireland was my first stop on my two week holiday (as they call it in the UK), before going to NTC’s campus. I can’t wait to share my[…]

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Action Pact takes to the road

This last weekend the Action Pact travel team packed packed up our bags and jumped in our fifteen passenger van at 10:15 AM to begin what ended up as a seven hour road trip to Cimarron, KS. Between moments of doing homework, sleeping, and jamming out to the radio our team of six alternated between melting in suffocating heat when the windows were closed or being slapped by relentless wind when the windows were opened. Action Pact followed Voices of Praise, an eight person singing group, in Clifford, their big red van. This was the second event Action Pact has[…]

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Spring Break Adventures

Hey friends! Friday night, I got back from a crazy spring break.  No I was not partying, drinking, or waking up with my friends then discovering a dead body that forces us to make a blood oath so no one ever reveals our secret.  Instead, I was hiking through the Smokey Mountains with Kairos. 19 of us went to rough it up in the wilderness for three days.  We left last Tuesday and drove to Nashville.  We explored a little of downtown Nashville for a few hours then stayed the night at a church in Nashville.  The next morning we[…]

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Spring Break 2016: Colorado

Hey everyone! This week is spring break, which means that I’ve consumed more junk food than usual and I haven’t worn jeans at all (except to church). On Saturday, I road tripped to Colorado Springs with my friend Morgan. We were on the same hall freshman year and this year we are on newspaper staff together. It was fun to spend time with her and relax! Like I said, we began our adventure in Colorado Springs. We explored Garden of the Gods, went shopping in Manitou Springs, and hung out with some friends that live in Colorado. We stayed in Colorado Springs[…]

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