It is an international church - with people from all over the world - Nigeria, the Philippines, Russia, etc. This church feels like home already :) I love how Our Heavenly Father brings His people together as family - the African woman sitting next to me turned and said "You're my sister" during church. "Yes, we are sisters in Christ!" I responded.
In the afternoon I met up with some sweet girls from South Africa that I met at the language school I'm attending. We had rich conversation about Jesus over macaroons and coffee. We discovered that we have so much in common theologically and shared stories about our experiences and native cultures.
I have enjoyed the challenges of traveling solo, and as an introvert, I need time alone every so often. But I also know that we as people are made to live in community. It is awesome to meet my brothers and sisters in Christ from different parts of the world. - We each worship, dress, eat, and speak differently...but we all love and are children of the same God, and that makes us family :)
I believe in God's grace through Jesus. I love to learn, in a variety of contexts - reading God's Word, interacting with people from diverse backgrounds around the world, and as a student of Linguistics and Foreign Languages at Western Washington University. Pages of My Passport is dedicated to sharing this journey of learning through written and visual content.