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My First Month in Korea

I can’t believe I have been in Korea for a month! The first 2 weeks were spent alone in quarantine – thank goodness for ZOOM and Facetime. Kate & I were in separate rooms but Hyeyoung, our YAV site coordinator, kept us connected with daily updates, Korean lessons, and introductions to many church leaders and […]

The Adventure Begins

After a virtual year as a Young Adult Volunteer with Presbyterian Missions, I’m so psyched to begin my YAV year in South Korea! I woke up at 3:45 in the morning; mom made sausage & eggs for breakfast (which was very kind and smart, because I didn’t eat again until 11 am); my entire family […]

Packing for a Year in Korea

Packing for a year abroad, including four seasons, is a challenge. United Airlines allows two pieces of checked luggage, each less than or equal to 62 linear inches and weighing less than or equal to 50 pounds, to South Korea. Deciding what to take was difficult- comfortable shoes, clothes that layer, and a warm winter […]

Church Commissioning

On August 22, 2021, I was blessed by the congregation of First & Central Presbyterian Church in an emotional service. Reverend Getman invited me to the baptismal font – the very spot where I was baptized as an infant and confirmed as a teenager. I scanned the sanctuary and recognized so many people who have […]

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