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…

September 4, 2015

Get a job you can do anywhere in the world

By juliemasson

“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.

After two years of majoring in a completely different field of study, I felt compelled to change my…

July 24, 2015

Make a plan of action to launch your career overseas

By Guest Blogger

Today's blog post is a guest post written by a past LAUNCH attendee. 

The invitation to attend the LAUNCH conference in March 2015 came at a perfect timing. I had just been offered an opportunity with my company to transfer from the North American team to the International team and I sensed God paving the way for this career move, but also calling me to make it count eternally. From the time I was in college I have dreamt of business plans that integrated the engagement of lost people, but the dreams never turned…

February 27, 2015

Virtual job, personal ministry

By Ebridges

If you’re already telecommuting from home for work, why not move your home to a place where you can make disciples for Christ?

That’s the way Skybridge members Tony and Vivian Allan* see it. So they hope to move to a major European city next year to try it out.

“God has put our family on a track the last several years where we’re freed up to be anywhere in the world,” says Tony, 36, who works as a Web designer from his North Carolina home. “So why would I sit here, when I can do anything I’m doing here in a place that has a lot fewer people who have a relationship with God…

October 6, 2014

Awaken to the Possibilities

By juliemasson

Recent stories from real Skybridge Members . . .

”I have had success in the eyes of the world with my career, positions of responsibility, awards, etc. However, I have not been obedient to the Great Commission as it is so simply stated. The Lord has brought me to a place where I am willing to give up my six-figure job, nice home, and use my talents and time to serve him alongside my family. Where do I go from here? Only God knows.”- MI

”The last 20 years of my life have been a continual investment in His kingdom, and I am at a point in my life where I would like to…

October 1, 2014

How to make a smooth transition to China as a Christian expat

By Guest Blogger

I am honored and thrilled to share a few thoughts on transitioning overseas and what God is teaching me.  Emphasis on the "is".  I am only 2 months into this "expat" thing and haven't even hit my "6-month crash".

My husband's job brought us to China.  We arrived in late July  and plan on staying for 2 years.  Our process started over a year ago. I naively thought we might be in China as early as last autumn, and certainly by last Christmas.  Then I thought we would land on Asian soil at least by the end of June….  God taught me a lot about trusting HIS…

September 26, 2014

Students are making an impact overseas

By juliemasson

ThIs story is from John, a grad student who desires to go overseas. While John is gifted at what he is studying, he has made choices both in what he is studying and how he spends his time. His studies will qualify him to go overseas. His time choices to engage Muslims on his campus are giving him amazing experience for the future. Students- GO THEN AND DO LIKEWISE.

 

"This week I’ve been very busy with school (and it probably won’t stop till the end of the semester). However, I feel the Lord has been leading me to focus on sharing with Salim (Saudi) so, I spent some time…

September 25, 2014

Skybridge members go all over the world!

By juliemasson

Do you know the difference between being a “frequent” traveler and being an “intentional” traveler? Skybridgers do! We are seeing more and more potential in this group for reaching the nations. Recently one member traveled to three different regions and made connections with our regional directors as well as the workers on the ground in the major cities to where he traveled. Meaningful connections and plans were made for how this marketplace professional can serve to open doors to share the gospel in areas otherwise not accessible. One of our newest members will be traveling to four major…

September 24, 2014

An Engineer Strategically Involved in His Spare Time

By juliemasson

All week we are celebrating our 1st birthday by giving away a year long Skybridge membership and featuring stories from our members. Join 450+ other members around the world who are learning that God wants to use YOU with your skills, talents and career to make an impact for him amongst the nations of the world. Join now.

 

Pete* works for a company that does business in S.Asia. He has intentionally sought out S.Asians in his U.S. community to share the gospel with and has begun to travel on a…

September 23, 2014

An ESL teacher is living intentionally

By juliemasson

All week we are celebrating our 1st birthday by giving away a year long Skybridge membership and featuring stories from our members. Join 450+ other members around the world who are learning that God wants to use YOU with your skills, talents and career to make an impact for him amongst the nations of the world. Join now.

 

Josh* has been in the Middle East for three years teaching ESL to first-year University students-- although that is not where his story started. Josh first became interested in…