I have officially been back in the States for a week now! The last several weeks of camp were wonderful. I spoke a lot of Spanish, saw God move in powerful ways, made some unexpectedly sweet friendships, and was able to savor the things that could easily have become mundane – the daily grind of … Continue reading Home Sweet Home
Hi everyone! I have finally been able to upload some photos, which you can find on the Photos page of this blog! In a matter of minutes I will be heading out of wifi territory, back to the camp property, for the third Native American camp. I can't believe I only have two weeks left! More … Continue reading Photo Update!
This weekend, the couple that works in the kitchen at L'Arcada invited me to their home in Girona to do nothing except sleep and eat. "Kyla, estas cansada. Trabajas muy duro y necesitas descansar." When 2 of the most hardworking people at camp tell you that you look tired and need to rest, you … Continue reading La importancia del descanso
We're in-between English Camp and Football/Volleyball Camp and I just moved in to a tent in the part of the property they call Mordor (so named because of the journey it takes to get out here, though right now the heat might have a factor, too!) Here at camp, the days are long and the … Continue reading Hello From Mordor
Training week for basketball camp starts tonight! We're about to head up to the camp property, move in to our teepees, and meet the volunteers who arrived today from the States. Woot woot! From what I've heard, training week is a cool time to seek the Lord and prepare our hearts for camp, get to … Continue reading Camp, Here We Come!
My first week in Spain has been so full of new people and new experiences that I feel like it has been a whole month. They say that immersion in a new language is the best way to learn, and now I can say from experience that this is very true. Even as I am … Continue reading Week 1 Update
I made it to Spain, safe and sound! (I should note, I have a short amount of time and spotty wifi so this update is going to be more or less of a thought dump!) Here's what I saw as I flew in: I was met at the airport on Saturday morning by two staff … Continue reading Here We Go!
I'm sitting on the plane that will take me to Barcelona! My life for the next 10 weeks has been packed into two suitcases and a backpack. Somehow, my checked suitcase (which includes a sleeping bag, beach towel, and battery-powered lantern) was EXACTLY 50lbs! Gotta celebrate those small victories when you can! I want to … Continue reading The Adventure Begins
These two and a half weeks I'm spending at home before heading to Barcelona have seemed to be a liminal space for me. What is liminal space? I've heard it described as "the time between the what was and the next." The in-between, the transition. I finished up my junior year of college in Des Moines, and now I'm here … Continue reading Liminal Space
Last Thursday, I turned 21! I always get nostalgic and reflective around birthdays. Lately, I've been thinking about the tangible ways I have seen God's faithfulness since my last birthday. This year, God has given me sweet and powerful glimpses of both His provision and the beauty of His presence. Grace for Each Day This year, I moved into a house off-campus with … Continue reading A Birthday Reflection