November 15, 2015

10 things to know when visiting a Russian home

By Guest Blogger

While living in Moscow for two years, my wife and I were fortunate to spend many evenings in the apartments and homes of dear friends. Here are some things we learned (sometimes the hard way) that really helped us look less like strangers in a strange land.

1. DO bring a snack.
Even if it’s not requested or discussed about during the invitation, it’s always nice to bring a drink or snack to any get-together. It can be anything -- drinks like juice or soda, or sweets to have with tea. A bottle of wine. A small gift from your home country. Flowers from the…

November 30, 2015

How working abroad changed me

By Guest Blogger

Living and working as an expatriate for an American company in a large city in East Asia for slightly over three years was a huge blessing for me, and God used that experience to significantly impact my life.  He changed my life through that experience in the following ways:  increased humility, strengthened Christian worldview, and fueled passion for sharing the gospel.

God used the experience to really humble me.  First, there was the language that served as a humbling tool.  I have so much more of an appreciation for people who speak more than one language and especially those…