Last week, I had the opportunity to take a few students down to Dunedin for a vision trip. Dunedin, is pretty far south, on the south island:
And it is cold there! Ha, it actually made me appreciate Wellington weather. Anyway, we are all about supporting student initiative and ownership, so some of our students thought it would be a great idea to check out what has been going on down at Otago University and see what we could apply back in Wellington. So Max and I boarded a plane with our best and brightest, and set out to learn all that we could.
To start, we found the world's steepest street! Yes, it's true. So, to start our epic learning adventure, we all climbed to the top. And the boys ran to the top.
We made it to the top, and celebrated by taking a "we're falling down the world's steepest street photo".
And this is where I didn't take any pictures of us working. But we all had an awesome time with the Student Life students and staff down in Dunedin. They were amazing hosts and were able to show us around campus, share their vision for seeing Dunedin reached for Christ, and show us some of the ways they share the Gospel on campus.
We are all about empowering students to reach their peers for Christ, and it was so encouraging to see how this can be done differently on other campus. I think our students were definitely challenged by some of the student leaders at Otago, and I'm excited to see some of the ideas they bring back!
On our last afternoon we had a little time to kill, and I headed out to take a few photos of the city. Did you know this is the second more photographed building in the southern hemisphere? It's the Dunedin Railway Station. Can you guess the first?
An old telephone booth...
And to end the trip, we ate some of the best burgers. ever.