Well, to start off I actually only found this sight a couple days ago. My father said someone recommended it to him, and being the online blog/facebook person I am, he told me about it. So here I am.
Currently I am 17 (birthday was yesterday actually!), and am an MK (missionary kid) which I absolutely LOVE! Two years after I was born our family moved to Swaziland, Southern Africa for a 6 year term with MCC. At the end of that term we lived in Harrisonburg VA for 2 years while my parents went through seminary and then headed off on another 6 year term with MCC, this time to Philippines. I feel I have been really blessed by God for this experience to live and travel in other countries. It has given me a large world view, one that has really helped me see things in perspective. I really love getting into discussions with others who have had similar experiences as I, and just sharing the knowledge and culture I have attained as well as always learning new things.
I was extremely happy to see a blog like this where people, specifically Anabaptists, can share their convictions and thoughts and discuss them. As I said above, I love discussion about world issues and peace and I think they are extremely important in the world we live in today. Being the son of a firm Anabaptist (my dad has done lots of peace work around S.E. Asia) has really helped me come to understand what Jesus calls us to be. I always try and aspire to be like Jesus, but I’ll admit that it is hard a lot of the time. I am always learning, as are we all, and I think that as we all learn we can support, criticize (healthily), encourage, and discuss issues that are at hand. This will help us better understand our world and the issues facing us in it, and encourage us all to live as Jesus calls us to live.
On a more personal note, I know at least one other author on here, Angie Lederach who was briefly in the Philippines with us. And I haven’t reviewed more authors names but I wouldn’t be surprised if I know more of you! So if you know me, or know about me, speak up! Its great to see a familiar face… er.. read a familiar name!
Hope you all have a great new year!