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Lessons on humility and hygiene

"Growing up in a household with two sisters, no brothers and a mother who was committed to raising ladies, potty talk was not encouraged," said OMer Ellyn. "However, after almost eight years of living mostly in Asia, my view on potty talk has changed; not because I’ve become vulgar, but because I’ve realized the reality and the humanity of the subject."

5 things God taught me in missions

I had been on six short-term trips, and when I finally became a “real worker,” I thought I was ready to serve. Since then, however, God has used a variety of experiences and people around me to teach me some important lessons.

Exposing the idol of security

Living in a place like Central Asia is a great way for God to show me what my idols are. I’m realising that in my life one of my “idols” is feeling secure. But living in Central Asia is anything but secure!

One morning in Asia

A warm breeze hums through the window, the curtains flowing above your bed. The chickens’ crows wake you before the buzz of the alarm. In the early morning sun, you listen to the spoons scraping against the pans and plates next door. Walking through the house, you savor each barefooted step onto the cool tiles before the heat rises.