Missions Organizations Have Cracks [Part 2] – My Response to Their Response

A few months ago, I wrote a letter to the mission’s organization I was overseas with for more than 6 years. This letter, which you can read the gist of here, detailed what I felt were institutional failures that led to my being sick and burned out, and, ultimately, what took me off the field … Continue reading Missions Organizations Have Cracks [Part 2] – My Response to Their Response

For My Immigrant Husband & Refugee Friends, the Damage is Already Done – A Post on The Salt Collective

I’m very excited to be sharing over at The Salt Collective today! ♦ Until recently, we at least thought we could hold our breaths until citizenship. And then, under the new administration, there’s been an unprecedented spike of “denaturalization’s” – as a New Yorker headline disturbingly put it, ‘In America, Naturalized Citizens No Longer Have an … Continue reading For My Immigrant Husband & Refugee Friends, the Damage is Already Done – A Post on The Salt Collective

Missions Organizations Have Cracks: Highlights from One Who Survived the Fall. (Part 1)

A few months ago I wrote a letter to the missions organization that I was with for just under 10 years, and overseas for just over 6. What you have below is a slightly modified and truncated version of the letter, with specific persons and details removed. I share this in the hopes that it … Continue reading Missions Organizations Have Cracks: Highlights from One Who Survived the Fall. (Part 1)

To the road that crushed my white middle-class assuredness and naiveté – I thank you.

I have a favorite kind of person. I know we’re all God’s children and we’re not supposed to have favorites, but I do. My favorite people are those who have suffered and it has strengthened and weakened them in the right ways. I love the hope found in people who have suffered and are still … Continue reading To the road that crushed my white middle-class assuredness and naiveté – I thank you.