Tag: missionary

  • Stranger in My Own Land

    I was in America for the first time in forever on Memorial Day. This is a day where we remember the sacrifice of many who fought for the freedom of America. Drive down any street and you will see flags waving on houses with patriotism abounding. I found myself in the heartland of America this […]

  • Loving the Stranger

    While rounding a corner on a run in the United States the other day, I came across a Muslim women clad in a headdress and robes. I could see her cower off the sidewalk a bit as this white, American man came plodding her way in middle America. You could sense her apprehension and read […]

  • Helping Others or Ourselves?

    I have a good friend who is from the local community in South Africa near my home. He organizes a number of after school programs to create hope in the young people. He regularly tells me stores of how he receives cookie donations from older (insert the race which is economically better off) for his […]

  • America, Meet the World

    Hello America. Meet the Rest of the World. Note; This is not a political post but one of identification. The closer we get to the election in the United States, the more comments, eye rolling, and jokes I am hearing as an American living overseas. My journey as an American in missions has spanned over […]

  • Making Disciples Not Clones

    “They are not ready…” These may be some of the most frequently uttered words when missionaries consider passing the baton of leadership. They can also be the most painful. One of the leaders I work with shares the story of being a young, oppressed worker in South Africa during the time of apartheid. A white […]

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