In 2001 I was one of six students from Eastern Nazarene College who spent our spring semester in Romania taking classes and serving in church-related ministries.
Sometimes missionary kids stand out. Not necessarily just because of how they dress or act. You would struggle to pick our children, Macy, 9, and Connor, 7, out of a group of their American peers.
"Excuse me, I must pray now," she says as the call to prayer echoes throughout the neighborhood. Graciously, she removes herself from the small concrete-floored, plywood-walled room where we are visiting.
Where were you born and raised?
I was born in Coos Bay, Oregon, raised in John Day, Oregon.
What would you most likely be doing if you weren't a missionary?
We could have called them "holiness heroes." Their vision of a successful, fulfilling life challenged conventional wisdom. Risk aversion? Hardly.
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