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30 July 2013


What is Eurovision? It is a cultural experience to say the least. Here’s a brief Wikipedia overview:

The Eurovision Song Contest is an annual song competition held among many of the active member countries of the European Broadcasting Union (EBU). Each member country submits a song to be performed on live television and radio and then casts votes for the other countries' songs to determine the most popular song in the competition.

The contest has been broadcast every year since its inauguration in 1956 and is one of the longest-running television programs in the world. It is also one of the most watched non-sporting events in the world, with audience figures having been quoted in recent years as anything between 100 million and 600 million internationally.

Back in May, a number of people gathered at our TWR headquarters (where we have a projector screen) to have a Eurovision party. Tasty snacks were consumed and bizarre performances were viewed. To give an example of such, watch this performance by Romania’s Cezar.

After a seemingly endless amount of performances that lasted well over three hours, the votes were cast all across Europe. Denmark was crowned the champions with Emmelie De Forest’s “Only Teardrops”.

All in all, watching Eurovision is something you have to do once, and once only is all I’d recommend. :)

24 July 2013

Thank You Video

There are so many people that have contributed to me being here in Bratislava. I was grateful that I had a chance to say "Thank you!" in this video. A group of college students from South Carolina put together interview videos for different missionaries here in Slovakia.

This was originally filmed in early April.