Welcome to our experiment.

Thank you for reading our new blog for UTS global trips, an experiment in better communication and positive evangelism. We appreciate your readership and encourage your subscription. You can subscribe through our RSS feed (learn about RSS here) or to our email newsletter (see the sidebar). Your comments are always welcome, it is what keeps the conversation going! We will never sell your information or email address to anyone, period.

We’ve created this blog for three reasons:

1. This blog is a record. Those who go on our global trips will be able to reflect on their experiences later in life through the words and photos posted here.
2. This blog is about communication. Trip-goers now have the opportunity to immediately communicate their experiences to loved ones back home (and to receive their comments in return).
3. This blog is evangelism. We hope UTS students will read this blog and be inspired to join us on future trips because they have a better understanding of the potential our global trips have to change their lives.

Thank you for reading,

Chris Smith – Professor, United Theological Seminary
Nathan Melcher – Student, United Theological Seminary

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2 thoughts on “Welcome to our experiment.

  1. Request answers to the following:

    1. What is DTF? or was it TDF?
    2. Was is extraordinarily hot there?
    3. After slathering suncreen on you for 18 years of your life, making you wear hats, keeping you out of the sun; did you purposely not take a hat with you? Or you needed a hot oil treatment for your hair and the oily chicken box did the trick? (which actually looked a lot like an Asain sampan hat….)

    Great photos.

    • 1. I referred to it as DTI and “it,” without going into details, is “Traveler’s Digestive Issues.” Thanks for asking, mom. ;)
      2. I didn’t ask how hot it was but we were all sweaty and sticky. I felt particularly miserable in that department but we survived.
      3. I forgot to bring the “Mao cap” you gave me, which is pretty much the only hat I have these days. The chicken nugget box was clean and many Salvadorians were wearing them that day. However, despite my chicken nugget hat, I do have a horrifying sunburn on the front of my neck by my collarbone. It feels like someone keeps running a hot, dull knife across my flesh and I’m in constant pain.

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