When you live and serve in a culture not your own, there are pockets of time when you feel like a stranger in a strange land. The camaraderie of other expats and foreigners is especially comforting during these times, because you know that the similarities that you share lie in your differences. You can all be strange together!
This weekend I had the privilege of hosting our 2nd Children's Ministry training brunch down in Auckland. I was pleasantly surprised when I learned that my good friends and fellow ministers Andrew and Jenna Stout were back in the country for a brief holiday! We were able to catch up and share stories with our other beloved Kiwi-ized American, Denise, and enjoyed being Americans together for a few hours.
These sweet reunions are just another reminder of what a blessing it is to be part of a global family.