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Bless: Introduce yourself…
Kristiana: I’m twenty, I live in Essex with my family and I’m studying International Relations at university in Scotland.
Bless: Where did you go2bless? And what did you get up to?
Kristiana: I went on the first ever go2bless mission trip to Freiburg, Germany during my summer holiday from uni and spent a week serving a local church and connecting with children on a neighbouring estate. We went with a ‘no strings attached’ approach and really just wanted to show God’s love to the community through whatever we had. We spent time everyday with the kids on the estate, playing games, face painting and just chatting with the children and their parents (in whatever German we had!). Apart from that we spent some time at the beginning of each day in prayer and worship by the river, followed by getting stuck into Colossians in our daily bible study at coffee shops in the centre of town which really set us up for the day ahead, whether that was playing with the kids, seeing the sights of Freiburg or eating Currywurst!
Bless: What did you learn about yourself & God during your go2bless mission trip?
Kristiana: I learned that when it comes to mission, everyone has something they can give! This was my first mission trip and I was pretty hesitant at first since I had no idea what it would be like or if I was the kind of person who was meant for mission; but I soon realised that I was just where I was meant to be and really excited that I could use whatever skills I had to serve God and the community. As for what I learned about God, it has to be ‘expect the unexpected’. I think we all had preconceptions of what we thought God would do over the week but from the moment we arrived we saw Him breaking through in ways we hadn’t planned for or expected, and seeing God working in that way was amazing!
Bless: Describe bless in 3 words…
Kristiana: Transforming. Encouraging. Loving.
Bless: Share a highlight of your go2bless mission trip…
Kristiana: Literally just being with the kids’ every day. It was brilliant to be able to bring laughter and fun to a place that would normally be forgotten by outsiders. Also, how could I ever forget the Bless talent show…The opera hokey cokey, a melon eating challenge and a shocking Russian pop song!