Oceania

Happy Birthday, A Life Overseas!

by Editor on November 17, 2013

When Angie Washington and I dreamed of a safe place online for people in the trenches of working and ministering overseas, written by people living and ministering overseas. We wanted a community where honest conversations and gritty realities were honored, a space where challenge and encouragement could be shared with respect and intention. And now, […]

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Photo Contest: The Face of My Nation

by Editor on June 9, 2013

We were so thrilled to have had so many wonderful submissions for our internationally-flavored photo contest from readers last week. The theme was Face of My Nation, and I think you’ll agree that these pictures paint beautifully the people that our community here at A Life Overseas is blessed to interact with daily. Here’s how […]

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Celebrating 100 Posts!

by Laura Parker on May 31, 2013

Well, friends-from-all-latitudes, it’s been a pretty amazing first six months here at A Life Overseas. When Angie (from Bolivia), and I (Laura, moving from SE Asia to Colorado at the time) first talked about creating an online space to honestly talk about what it means to serve internationally, we weren’t sure if the idea would […]

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Next Door Neighbors

by Angie Washington on January 18, 2013

This is a get-to-know-you post! In the comment box leave the answers to one or more of the following. Questions: 1. Where do you currently reside? 2. What languages do you speak? 3. What is the proper greeting ritual in the nation where you are currently living? 4. What’s the craziest thing you have eaten? […]

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10 Reasons Not To Become a Missionary

by Laura Parker on October 16, 2012

1. Don’t Become a Missionary if You Think You Are Going to Change the World. First, high expectations doom to disappoint, but, also, maybe your desire to change the world is trumping your desire to serve. Ask yourself if you would be happy moving overseas to a much harsher environment in order to quietly help a local, while getting […]

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