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Perspectives from Abroad (Part 2): Perceptions, the West, and Global Identity

Perspectives from Abroad (Part 2): Perceptions, the West, and Global Identity

Posted on 07 Dec 2016 in Development, Life Overseas, Missions, Photos | 3 comments

Welcome to part two of a three-part series on what it is like to relate with one’s passport country after living abroad. (Click here to read Part One) This series shares a dozen different perspectives from all over the world on some of the issues overseas workers face as they transition between their passport country and […]

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Relating to Home: Perspectives from Abroad (pt. 1)

Posted on 06 Dec 2016 in Life Overseas, Missions, Photos | 4 comments

I don’t know anyone working overseas who does not at times feel terribly caught between worlds. This tension is constant for most of us, and it is often heightened by our experiences in returning home, or our attempts to share our life with those in our passport countries. There is typically little or no opportunity […]

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Our First Visit to Shan State: Inle Lake

Posted on 21 Nov 2016 in Life Overseas, Photos | 4 comments

Up until this year, we hadn’t really traveled much throughout Myanmar. Other than living in Yangon and Jim’s time living in Rakhine state, most backpackers have seen more of Myanmar than we have. So when a friend from the US made plans to visit us, we thought it would be a perfect excuse to see some more of […]

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A Beach where Zebras Roam

Posted on 30 Apr 2016 in Compositions, Life Overseas, Photos | 2 comments

In our Pacific Northwest home, nature was as close as one’s backyard, or as far as a 20-minute drive to a well-wooded park. It didn’t take too much effort to get away from the sight of buildings or even other people, and was not difficult to find places where nature dwarfs humanity. In Yangon, there […]

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This Winter in Southeast Asia: Our Sweet December

Posted on 26 Jan 2016 in Life Overseas, Photos, Reflections | 2 comments

A journal of our wintertime This has been my first tropical winter overseas. While our North American counterparts were donning scarves and hats and trotting out to the Christmas tree farms with hatchets or sledding snowy hills, we have been absorbing an entirely different sort of winter season. Sweet December—this is what the Karen and […]

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