returning home

To the Returning Missionary

by Elizabeth Trotter on November 1, 2017

You have walked with God in this place a long time, and He has walked with you. He has been beside you and inside you this whole time. The same Spirit remains in you and with you in your new place. This place has changed you, and you have changed this place. Do not be […]

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You Remember You’re a Repat When . . .

by Craig Thompson on June 21, 2015

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Repatriation—to borrow a phrase from John Denver—is coming home to a place you’ve never been before. In the hallowed tradition of “You Know You’re an Expat / Third Culture Kid / Missionary when . . .” lists, I offer my own version for repats. This is for the times when you’re reminded that your plug […]

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The Psalms: A Reentry Handbook

by Editor on June 11, 2015

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By Robynn Bliss I remember hanging suspended upside down inside a squished cab of a pick up truck alongside the road. The ambulance arrived, and two paramedics stuck their heads in from either side of the cab. They told us they would have us out in no time, they inquired as to how we were […]

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Coming Home (through & to war zones)

by Kelley Nikondeha on August 18, 2014

Walking with Batwa of Burundi // Photo Credit: Tina Francis

Two weeks ago I was in transit from Burundi (East Africa) to the United States. The news flashing across multiple media outlets – CNN, Al Jazeera, BBC – highlighted the Israeli incursion into Gaza, the advancing of ISIS in Iraq, the confusion around the downed Malaysian airline in Ukraine and the Ebola outbreak in West […]

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