Class of 2015Café Manager - Bartender/Barista in Germany
My name is Bonita. I am from Maryland. I love Jesus. I love coffee. I love books.
Posted on July 12, 2017What makes anyone qualified to do the things that we do? That's a question I've asked a lot in the past few months. I went to a Christian university. Is that enough? I went on short-term mission trips. Maybe that makes me qualified! I have quiet time and some believe I'm a passionate person when I pray. The list of the things we do or know can go on forever and still many of us will question if we are qualified. Then again, how can we be qualified, we know our own personal sin. Not patient enough. Not submissive enough. What if you aren't confident in meeting strangers? When we start looking... Read more
Posted on April 22, 2017It's easy to feel like you aren't making a difference. It's easy to think your language isn't enough, or these two years is just a random gap year. Looking at your friends back home and realizing your stage in life is much different from theirs can be really hard. Even if it's a hard pill to swallow it's a good one. My view of missions has changed just as much as my view of the Church. Everything feels interconnected! I look at the work of the German Church and wonder how this will affect the American Church. I wonder how the Arab Church will impact the Polish or Brazilian. Though there is a... Read more
Posted on March 20, 2017This update will be short and simple. I LOVE what I get to do here. Have 1 year language learning is hard and it still SUCKS. I'm am soooo grateful for GoCorps and how easy they made the process. And I know I don't deserve the amazing privileges I have and things I get to experience but, man God is awesome. Read more
Posted on February 16, 2017I SUCK at updating this blog. That is just the truth. I think about it often and I usually want to say so much but then I think, naw, I'll do something else. Nevertheless, here I am, attempting to convey something meaningful, honest, and impactful. When I was preparing to move abroad I read everyone's blog. Every day I would check for a new update. I wanted hints, tips, advice to what I could expect. It was these blogs that motivated me to continue to MPD (raising support process). All that to be said, here's some things that I've found helpful since moving here. Finding people back home... Read more
Posted on October 28, 2016I love songs that call out different cities. I usually like to play them when I travel; it makes me feel like a world traveler. That's one of the cool things about living in Europe, everything in close. However, usually I'm so busy I can't leave Germany. Nevertheless, I got to travel to Amsterdam last week for a conference with the organization I'm working with then Prague. I was so challenged and encouraged by people who come from different cultures and speak different languages; it was just breath-taking. There's a sweet reality knowing you can travel all of the world and still be deeply... Read more