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How a coffee table helped one missionary transition to a new culture

Our neighbors came and asked for our coffee table. Not a spare, unused coffee table sitting in a corner somewhere, but our only coffee table, covered with the kids’ drinks and snacks as they watched a movie and with books and magazines on the shelf below. Our neighbors said that they had guests coming and they didn’t have a table so they needed ours. Logical right? Not to my western cultural mindset still trying to adjust to living in Central Asia!