There is a segment of the Skybridge community that plays an unique role in taking the gospel abroad. They move about from place to place. They work for multi national companies. They often have to travel to the same cities several times a year with their jobs.
They want to be intentional as they travel and do business abroad.
One businessperson stays at the same bed and breakfast each time in Paris. He plans ahead to be sure the owners of the hotel can spend one evening with him.
If you've been bitten by the Spanish bug during a study abroad experience, vacation, internship or even just hearing about life here, you're not alone. Many foreigners decide to try their hand at finding a job in the land of Don Quijote.
If you think God might be leading you that way, here are a few tips to keep in mind during your search:
About a year ago, I received word that I had been hired at my current job. I had been on a job search here for about four months and was delighted that God had opened this door at last.
Looking back, while the time has flown, it's been anything but easy. But this first year in the European marketplace has yielded some terrific professional, spiritual and general life lessons.
Here are the top 10 lessons I've learned during this first year of my professional career in a European workplace:
“The advantage of having a job is that you have relationships already built-in,” says Skybridge member Matt Miller. “So when I’m at work, I’m listening for opportunities to deepen those relationships and share the gospel. Within the first three months of arriving in Spain, I’ve been asked what I believe, if I go to church and what I think about death five or six different times, which was totally surprising to me in this predominantly secular culture.”
Watch Matt's story by clicking below.
“I was raised in a Christian home and have believed in God for as long as I can remember, although it was not until I was a teenager that I began to have a strong personal relationship with Jesus as my savior. I grew up overseas, in a situation that did not lend itself to much exposure to the kind of scientific fields I was interested in. I was convinced by the time I finished high school that I could never pursue a career in anything related to science or technology.