I returned home from Uganda about a week ago. For two weeks, I traveled and visited and learned with nine youth and two other coordinators. This MCC learning tour was a partnership with the Alberta Council for Global Cooperation based in Edmonton, Alberta and the Atlantic Council for International Cooperation based in Halifax, Nova Scotia. … Continue reading Uganda through my lens
Next week, I'll be on my way to Uganda with five Albertan youth, four Atlantic Canadian youth, and one staff from both ACGC and ACIC. MCC is hosting this two-week learning program and I'm glad to be part of it. In preparation, I've been sporadically searching the internet to soak up information on the Pearl … Continue reading 6 Thoughts Before Traveling to Uganda
Three weeks ago, during a mid-May evening, we sat in a circle to debrief the past couple of days in the cafeteria at Blue Quills University near Edmonton. Our group was about 15 people from Bolivia, Honduras, Colombia, Syria, Lebanon, India, Laos, Zimbabwe, and Canada. Sherri, one of the instructors at the university, joined us … Continue reading Let peace be planted
About a year ago, I told my family and friends that Jen and I were planning to move west. Some expressed concern due to Alberta's economic downturn. Why would we go to Alberta while other East Coasters are leaving to return home? I explained that my new job was not directly tied to oil - … Continue reading Fort McMurray: Wildfire, Ashes, and New Growth
Do you ever wake up Monday morning thinking to yourself: I don't want to adult today. If you're like me, you couldn't wait to grow up. Day and night, dreams of one day being old enough to drive a car and own a house impressed me. When I would wish to be older, my parents … Continue reading Adulting: The Art of Growing Up?