- 9 months ago
Hey everyone! We are having a great time in Moscow! (We learned that it is pronounced Mos-co, not Mos-cow :) ) We spent yesterday morning painting the fence around the orphanage bright green- this is our main project for our time here. It will probably still be in our hair and on our skin when we return because we are afraid of the “white magic” that they claim gets the paint off. We went and visited the Victory Park and the WWII Museum. We also went to the most famous street in Moscow for dinner last night with our ballerina friends. The kids did a performance for the WWII memorial day yesterday afternoon, and we got to watch. They presented on music in WWII, and many veterans were in attendance. We have really enjoyed getting to know the kids! We have more pictures to post that we hopefully will be able to do with more time! We are very rushed since we do not get Internet access until 5PM, and we have fun “excursions” (or as some of our Russian friends say, “executions,”) around the city for which we do not want to be late!
- 10 months ago
A leader’s reflection on 4 years of WAB
As I sit here the morning post trip needing to catch up on homework and laundry and gear up for class tomorrow, I am overwhelmed with reflective thoughts. How do I make sense of and find closure to such an extraordinary and meaningful trip? I could talk…
- 11 months ago
- 11 months ago
I grew to really care for all of my WABers, for nature, the old way of life, and the Cherokee. Besides just having a great time and making lots of memories, what did I take from the experience? I was encouraged by our leaders to ponder the question, “Is cultural immersion a form of service?” I…
An excellent spoken word piece by poet Rob Hill Sr. - here he talks about the importance of service in the journey to self discovery. Enjoy!
Today our WAB teams bid fond farewells to the communities they have lived in and served with for the last week and talk towards future plans together. Below you can view some of our favorite photos from the 10 trips over the last week! We look forward to hearing about all of these trips when they return to campus and to the impact these students will make on our campus and in our community with what they have learned!