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Books We Read in 2016

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Posted on 12 Jan 2017 in Life Overseas, Missions, Reflections | 0 comments

Okay, here goes! Not an exhaustive list of our reading for 2016, but a summary of our favorites. Hope you get a chance to pick up a couple of these! We’ll start light, with three different graphic novel recommendations… The Complete Persepolis (Marjane Satrapi) Persepolis is a coming of age story written by a woman […]

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Perspectives from Abroad (Part 3): On Sharing our Lives and Connecting with the Church

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Posted on 10 Dec 2016 in Development, Life Overseas, Missions | 3 comments

Thanks for following along with this blog series! (Click here to read Part One and Part Two) Today’s post is the final installment of testimonies from people who serve cross-culturally, sharing their experiences relating to friends, family, and the church back in their passport countries. One of the things that compelled me to start this […]

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

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Posted on 07 Dec 2016 in Development, Life Overseas, Missions, Photos | 4 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)

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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

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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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Assimilate or Go Home | Book Recommendation

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Posted on 13 Oct 2016 in Development, Life Overseas, Missions | 2 comments

  “I had found people as different from me as the night is from the day. What I didn’t know then was that the seeds of my own blindness were orchestrating my thoughts. For, of course, in viewing our differences, I thought I was the sun and they were the darkness.” – from Assimilate or […]

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