“He’s someone who cares ridiculously much about the intimate details of our lives.” I overheard this statement from a girl sharing her faith with a friend at The Eagle & Child. Her expressed confidence in God’s concern for our best interests made me feel even more at home here at Oxford.

This place feels wonderfully familiar. Oxford is perhaps the closest place that I have to a home overseas. Flying across the Atlantic, bussing to Oxford, then walking down St. Giles Street to have tea in the Rabbit Room at The Eagle & Child all feels quite natural. I’m sure this is largely due to how long I have been here. I’d like to think though that it is linked to how long I have desired to someday study and live here. Meanwhile, I am thrilled to be here in a most fitting place to prepare my heart and mind for my upcoming time in Africa!

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When I finally made my way through the long lines at customs, I walked through the welcoming area at London Heathrow right into a Starbucks. I guess we have globalization to thank for that and in this particular moment drinking an Americana in London was most welcome. So I guess the culture shock will have to wait for another day.

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