When I signed up to go on the Disney Summer Mission in February, I didn't know exactly what I was getting myself into. I knew I would be going back to my home in Florida at Disney World, I knew I would be investing in some incredible students, and I knew that eventually I would … Continue reading Family Means Nobody Gets Left Behind or Forgotten
One of the big things I learned on summer mission this year was the importance of Sabbath. No, not like going to church on Sunday to check it off your to-do list. Rather, Sabbath is taking a step back from your busy life to rest as God did on the seventh day. Last year I … Continue reading Floating in a Blue Lagoon
I love bringing new people on new adventures. Or is it old adventures? Disney World is my home, and sharing it with people I love is one of my favorite things; which is why when four of the staff women decided to spend a day at Magic Kingdom I gladly hopped on board! I’ve never … Continue reading Zip-a-dee-do-da-day!
So, a metaphor we use for teaching our students on the Disney Summer Mission is ‘big wave surfing.’ We compare learning to surf to learning how to do evangelism. Evangelism, just like surfing requires a lot of faith and trust (and maybe a bit of spiritual pixi dust). I don’t know how many of you … Continue reading I’ll Surf ’till the Sun Sets Beyond the Horizon
It's shocking how much can change in a year. As I've journeyed back across the country to Florida and spent my first few days on staff with Cru, that's something I've been continually reflecting on. About a week ago I sat in my hotel in the panhandle of Florida, halfway through my 13 hour drive … Continue reading Be Prepared!
So, let’s talk about the best summer of my life. It was the Summer of 2015, and I got to work at the most magical place on earth, and do ministry with some of the most amazing people I had ever met. Leaving Summer Mission last year was honestly one of the hardest things I’ve … Continue reading “What’s Around the River bend?”
When meeting 47 new people, it is very important to bond, and what better way to do that than by seeing a movie where dinosaurs eat hundreds of innocent people? So, about three weeks into the summer, that’s exactly what we did. Allergy Pride, in the beginning stages of getting to know each other, went … Continue reading Magical Memory #4 – It Started with Some Allergies
It is a truth universally acknowledged that almost every girl in America has a dream of meeting every Disney princess ever. No matter their age. Two or twenty-two, every girl is capable of fangirling at the sight of a Disney princess. So what did Lauren and I decide to do on one of our days … Continue reading Magical Memory #3 – The Magical Toe Adventure
There are many different ways to celebrate a 21st birthday. Some people get drunk. Other people go to Disney World. I however, spent most of my day working at Disney World.
On our last Tuesday of project, the Allergy Pride Carpool (the people I drove around with all summer to work, the four people on project who have super-fun allergies and can't work around food) decided to go on an adventure to see all four parks of Disney World in one day. We planned it out … Continue reading Magical Memory Throwback #1- All Four Parks in One Day