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After celebrating Christmas and New Year’s in Argentina, we are now back in the United States! We’ve received a warm welcome from our family, friends, and housemates, and are happy to be back. Thank you so much! During the next couple of months, I am concluding my time with Global Ministries through reverse mission: I […]

The poet Dante Alighieri wrote the Divine Comedy in the 14th century. The Comedy’s three parts – the Inferno, Purgatory, and Paradise – chronicle the poet’s mystical journey among the spirits. There is an introspective element of the Comedy as Dante examines his past and future, questions conventional truths, and explores mysteries of the faith. […]

Culture Shock


James and I are recovering from culture shock. We can say we’re in recovery thanks to our handy Survival Kit for Overseas Living, which explains that the toughest weeks of culture shock usually come about three months into one’s adjustment to a new country. We’re now in month five, and are happily trending back up […]

Whether you live in the U.S., Argentina, or Paraguay, being a pastor requires many, many skills: preaching, counseling, teaching, conflict management, public relations, strategic planning, and maybe even construction and food prep. Every single pastor we’ve met in Argentina and Paraguay has a job description that would fill dozens of pages. For example, Dora Imfeld, pastor […]