This vlog is from when we went to Northern Ireland. We visited the first church in Ireland, Down Cathedral, Dundrum Castle, Mourne Mountains, Slieve Croob, The Dark Hedges, Giant’s Causeway, and a rugby match! We were visiting Northern Ireland because this is where Tristan is from. He was showing us around all of these places which was nice to have a free tour guide. Basically we traveled all over the country Thursday and Friday; Saturday we tried traditional Irish stew and saw a rugby match; and Sunday was Tristan’s birthday so we got to have a small party with his friends and family. It was a really great weekend!
Reading and research week is where you get a week off of school to (surprise, surprise) read and research. However, we decided to use this week in a more interactive educational way, instead of simply hitting up the library. We decided to visit my best friend in Spain! She is studying abroad there for the year and her and I had been planning this since summer. We went to the beach a LOT and had many different adventures. Can’t wait to see ya again Em <3
This week’s vlog is from a few weeks ago when me and two of my British friends (Tristan and Karl) decided to visit Karl’s hometown. He is from the north of England and they have their own accent called “jordy”. Sometimes even Karl couldn’t understand what people were saying. Let me tell you man, it was insane. We got to go to the beach, saw a castle, and even saw where one of the scenes of Harry Potter was filmed!
This week has been very busy and hectic so I’ve decided that instead of making a video blog, I would write a blog! Also, I was going through my camera and found the picture featured above, and thought it was pretty cool. Anyway, I’m going to share a little bit about how my college experience has been, living just ten minutes from home! For me, deciding where to go to college was one of the toughest and most extensive decisions I had ever made in my life. There were so many factors I had think about. What was the campus[…]Read More
My last stop on my way to school was London, England! All while I was there I could only think of the Friends episode where the gang goes to London and Joey says the whole trip, “It’s London, baby!” Anyways, it was sad because my whirlwind tour of Europe was coming to a close, but I was also excited to get to school. We flew in from Rome, and got there at about midnight. We got to see the changing of the guard, Buckingham Palace, Big Ben, and the London Eye. We also got some pretty bomb fish and chips. Surprisingly enough, it only rained once while we were there and it was only for like an hour. I think I will be partial to London since it is the country where I have been going to school, but anyone who actually lives in the UK isn’t too fond of London. Hopefully I will be able to go back soon!
Rome, Italy was the 7th stop on my way to school! We got to see the Vatican, the Sistine Chapel, the Pantheon, the Colosseum, and the Trevi Fountain! Basically walked the entire city of Rome in one day, but it was so worth it!
We only spent about 24 hours in Florence before heading to Rome, but we got to see the street markets, Michelangelo’s statue of David, and a cathedral!
The fifth stop on my way to the UK was Venice! Apparently the sea levels are rising, so soon Venice might be completely underwater (according to a random article on the internet) so you should go visit soon if you want to see it! I would most definitely recommend the floating city!
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.
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.
On Sunday Action Pact performed the skit The Old Testament in 20 Minutes at The Vine Church.
It was a great weekend but it was exhausting.
On Sunday after lunch we headed back to Olathe!
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!
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.