Arab World

On the far side of the sea

Heading to the Middle East with four kids under seven including a baby on my hip and a toddler at my knee there was not a lot of fighting I could do. I did however need to do a lot of trusting.

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Do unto others

What can one say to someone in a who is in a situation like this violated pregnant and refugee

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More than the sum of our parts

This year I celebrated the tenth anniversary of the rather dubious distinction of being blacklisted (refused entry as a risk to nationalsecurity) by the country where my family and I had served as part of the Interserve fellowship for nearly a decade.

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Four denominations one church

I have been privileged to serve the national church in the Middle East and to see God at work. Under the local leadership of the Anglican Methodist Orthodox and Presbyterian churches I helped pastors and directors of church-run non-government organisations (NGOs) inparticular through administration for community development projects.

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Go with God

From then a combination of nudges from the Holy Spirit doors opening providentially perceiving an alignment of my spiritual gifts and personality with potential roles and a deep desire to serve God and to invest my life in significant ways led me to cross-cultural service.

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