Shelly Johnson


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In 3 days, 22 hours, and 27 minutes (but who’s counting?), 40 people from Vancouver, WA will depart for a new adventure in Martin, Slovakia. As the day of departure draws nearer, you can count on certain emotions intensifying: excitement, anxiety, panic, self-doubt – and, sometimes, fear as these questions start invading our thoughts: Am I doing the right thing? […]

Crunch Time


Here’s a word problem for you (don’t worry – I’m going to give you the answer!): What happens when you take 98 nervous, not-sure-what-to-expect Slovak students, add 35 committed-to-loving-the-way-Jesus-loves Serving Slovakia teammates, then multiply it by the faithful prayers of hundreds? Miraculous perfection. That’s how I would sum up the first day of English classes. Oh – and then we […]

Simple Mathematics