Introducing Brenden

The Matryoshka Haus community in London always loves having visitors – especially when they’re here for a long time and especially when they’re here to work with us! At the start of February, we welcomed Brenden Palmer back to London and are delighted that he’s going to be with us until July.

Brenden Borough MarketBrenden at Borough Market last June with the Learning Lab.

Brenden’s going to be blogging some of his experiences with us (just like Lauren and Caroline have done before him), but before he gets started, we thought it was a good idea to get to know him a bit better…

Why did you decide to come & intern with MH?
After visiting MH with the Learning Lab last summer, I felt God calling that there was more for me to do and learn here in London. Fortunately, everything came together over the past few months for it to be possible for me to come and volunteer at MH when Shannon was over in the States last fall. I’ll be in London through July, where I’ll return to my 3rd year of university in Dallas, Texas.

What are you hoping to do while you’re here?
Well, I’m very much looking forward to learning from the MH community and seeing how God is working in London and around the world. I’m hoping to see how God is using the MH community to have an impact on the city of London to build his kingdom. Of course, I’m also hoping to do some traveling while I’m across the pond and perhaps attend a few eSports events. I’m sure you’ll hear me talk more about my travels and what “eSports” are on future blog posts! 🙂

What are you most excited about being in London?
Besides getting to know the MH community better, I think I’m most excited about getting a chance to explore the rich history of London and UK by extension. One of the subjects I study at university is history, so I’m very interested in seeing as much of the city as I can! Hopefully I can make it out to see Stonehenge and visit the British Museum again.