Rachel McAdams, one of our younger members, is studying abroad this semester in Chile. She is occasionally writing on a blog. If you would like to follow her adventures, in the http address bar (not search bar or you will get thousands of sites on the actress, Rachel McAdams!) type:
Here is an excerpt from her blog . . .
February 23, 2014
Buenos días! I am here in Chile! We have spent the last few days in Santiago, Chile. Our days have been filled with orientation meetings, sight seeing, and of course free time to roam around and eat. It is so nice and hot here in Santiago! I have gladly traded my winter boots for sandals, my long underwear for shorts, and my winter coat for short sleeves. The sun is out all day, the skies are so blue, and I have been sweating. A lot! But hey, I am not complaining one bit. Here in Santiago there are mountains all around and they are beautiful! . . .
. . . There is a large group of us students! I’m part of the Veritas-ISA program, which is the Christian missions branch of ISA, but due to there only being 8 of us in Veritas, we have been doing everything with the other ISA students. There are probably about 45 of us. It has been great getting to know the other students!. . .
. . . I’m so excited to be apart of the Veritas program. We had a meeting the other night about our missions which made me excited, and I learned that I do not have to do anything. We get to choose what we participate in. Also, at the end of our meeting, we did the “if you really knew me…” activity, which was really cool. They all really turned into the short version of our testimonies. It showed that basically we all were saying “if you really knew me, you would know that I live for Jesus”. The meeting was supposed to be about an hour, but turned into a 2 hour and 40 minute meeting. That was our first experience with Chilean time.
If you would like to read more, check out Rachel's blog!
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