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Some of you are packing your bags, and with that, packing up a life overseas. There is so much that goes into this – from the practical, like tickets and packing, to the reflecting and the goodbyes. Today we hear from a blogger/writer Becca Garber who has been overseas with the military. As she packs […]

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Sarah Goodfellow

We welcome my “neighbor” Sarah Goodfellow, who lives in Peru (I am in Bolivia), as our contributor today. I am so very excited that there are now two regular writers from South America on the team for A Life Overseas. Yeah! Learn more about Sarah on the Writers Page. Even if you do not have […]

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Let’s Talk About Love

by Lisa McKay on February 14, 2014

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Happy Valentine’s Day!! Before I jump into all things love (because, really, what else could I write about today), I just want to say thank you for the lovely comments and notes I received after my last post about my husband’s cancer diagnosis and our sudden (hopefully temporary) departure from Laos. We’re still in Australia. […]

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Embrace the Chaos

by Editor on January 3, 2014

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We are happy to welcome guest writer Michael Andrzejewski to A Life Overseas. As you read his story take a moment to be aware of the gift of chaos on your life right now. How can you embrace it as the divine provision that it is? Normally supper starts out calmly at our house. We […]

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Consumer or Consumed?

by Tara Livesay on September 11, 2013

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Like many of you, we are raising our children outside of their passport country. Our two oldest daughters have returned to life in the United States. We are currently in Texas for a few months to be near our second-born as she navigates the transition and finds her place in a world that she hasn’t […]

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Back to School, Internationally

by Rachel Pieh Jones on September 2, 2013

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Growing up in suburban Minneapolis, every first day of school was essentially the same. I knew the school, the teachers, the students. The school supplies in my backpack, all from Target, were familiar and reliable. I knew the date of the first day and it never changed at the last minute. I knew I would […]

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Not Hating Your Husband’s Ministry

by Angie Washington on August 23, 2013

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We welcome Danielle Cevallos as our guest writer today. Her words come to us from Bangkok, Thailand where she and her beautiful family serve. Early in our marriage my husband and I did ministry alongside of one another. However, in the past 5 years, God has called my husband to something that has forced me […]

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I’d be willing to bet that most of you reading this post are in a long distance relationship of some sort or another. At some point in their careers, most development workers and missionaries find themselves living far away from friends and family. Some even find themselves enduring long stints apart from those they’re dating […]

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Brave or Dependent?

by Rachel Pieh Jones on July 15, 2013

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Some people tell me it is brave to raise my kids in Africa. They could get malaria or be bitten by a poisonous snake. They don’t have a Sunday School class. They can’t eat gluten-free foods. Their friends are Muslims. They live far away from cousins, aunts and uncles, and grandparents. My initial reaction is […]

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Benefits of Raising Kids on the Mission Field

by Chris Lautsbaugh on July 10, 2013

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Plenty of emphasis is placed on the dangers of raising children on the mission field. The thought of crime and disease sends shivers down the spine of a parent contemplating “the life overseas.” Choosing missions for your kids causes them miss out on grandparents and culture in our home countries. It becomes so easy to […]

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Fourteen Things Expat Dads Want To Tell Expat Dads

by Rachel Pieh Jones on June 16, 2013

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Last week my husband changed the oil on our car. Then he helped our seven-year old daughter sew a dress because I am worthless with anything remotely craft related. Then the two of them went outside and shot water bottles with a BB gun. This is one seriously rockin’ dad. Over the years I have met other […]

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Missions and Money: A Never Ending Tension

by Chris Lautsbaugh on June 12, 2013

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The Bible is full of truth. Sometimes, the challenge lies in which blend of truth to apply. Many of these tensions surround missions and money. Let me present three areas missionaries deal with. 1. Raising support as a missionary or minister. 2. Being generous to the poor and needy. 3. Saving money for your future, […]

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