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Life in Brazil

Hi, my name’s Rachel and I’ve just finished my third year of university, studying Spanish and Portuguese. As most of you will know, it’s compulsory for language students to live abroad for a year as part of our course, and I am currently living in Belo Horizonte, Brazil. Unlike most of my classmates, I was lucky enough to have a gap year before uni and travel to Nicaragua and Peru volunteering with Christian charity projects. It was the hardest year of my life, but looking back I see how well it prepared me for my year abroad. Before leaving for Brazil, I remember many of my friends telling me how excited I should be, but all I could think was that I was missing a close friend’s wedding, and lots…
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An Intro to SUCU

Right. So I know what you’re thinking: “Oh here we go, SUCU is hopping on the bandwagon and is starting to blog.” And you would be 100% right. We’ve decided to start using our words and sharing our stories. Stories from us as a Christian Union, but also our individual stories from the many lives of the people who make up our family. SUCU. Southampton University Christian Union. Of course, by now, we all know what Christianity is. According to the Oxford Dictionary, it is defined as being “the religion based on the person and teachings of Jesus Christ, or its beliefs and practices.” How about a ‘Christian’? What does it mean to be a Christian? Not all Christians look the same, or sound the same, or have the same…
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