It’s not ritzy. And that’s the point.
“We came here to work,” I told my pastor. “That’s why we’re here.” Even though work is the main thing, it shouldn’t be the only thing. This is a lesson too many of us have to learn the hard way, no matter where we reside.
When I bought my last phone, I did very little research. I had heard that Apple had just launched a new model called the iPhone SE, and I knew it was for me. See, the iPhone 5 had been my first real smart phone, and I loved it. So when it finally began to slow […]
Where’s Sarajevo? That was going through my head one day in 2003 when someone told me I should go there. Our organization was sending young recent graduates there to work with young people. Go, work, live, play, he said, and it will be the best experience of your life. So I went. And I fell […]
America is its own world, that’s for sure. When I lived in the states, there were lots of things I never thought about — I just assumed they were the way things are done, period. However, when I moved overseas, I discovered that there were many things that are simply different abroad. This list is […]
Since my recent interview aired on local TV, I have gotten a few questions from friends and acquaintances around town. They usually mention they saw the interview, and then their face becomes a bit confused and they say something like, “all of us are trying to leave this place. Why would an American want to […]
In a world where things are constantly changing, we know that God’s Word provides us with unwavering direction for our lives. The influence of the Bible has been obscured for centuries in our location, but we are fighting back with a new online program for reading the Bible. Over the past year, I have been […]
Throughout the 1980s, ministers and Christians from the West sought to start works in the countries of the Eastern Bloc. It was a different world then, and Eastern Europe was an enigma to westerners, cold and closed to foreigners. There were “undercover” teams that lived and worked in Poland, Hungary, and Czechoslovakia during the height […]
I was waiting for an X-ray at the hospital in Bijeli Brijeg when the technician finally poked his head out the door. “Um, Jonathan? Do you… um, speak…?” “Yes, I speak your language,” I said. “Alright! Wow! That’s great. I’ve never met a foreigner who speaks our language! Come on in.” Said the technician.