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central asia

E’s Update: Live at Liturgy

Join us this Sunday (Jan 16) at liturgy as we’ll get a chance to hear from our beloved friend E, who’s back in Austin for a little while. He’ll share about his time in Central Asia, the joys and challenges that he’s faced and what’s next in his journey when he heads back over there. [Photo by evanistan @ Flickr]

E’s Update: Great News

Hey dear friends, Greetings from the USA. You are all well I hope. I have to apologize for recently not being as good about keeping everyone in the loop as I maybe had been in the past. With all the crisis work and travel I just sort of zonked out. So here’s what’s going on. I promise it’s anything but […]

E’s Update: Temporary Return

Hi dear friends, You are all doing well I hope. The reason I’m writing is because I’m about to leave the country for a time, indeed far before I imagined I would. The choice wasn’t mine per se, more of a team-wide consensus that, given the many local security situations that have cropped up over the last few months—culminating in […]

E’s Update: Eid-e-Qorbaan

Hey guys, So! Things are still crazy busy! But I did find time to make an Eid visit a few days ago. For those of you unfamiliar with the word, Eid-e-Qorbaan (Dari) or Eid-el-Adha (Arabic) is the holiday commemorating the time when Ibrahim’s imminent slaying of his son was substituted by the ram caught in the bush. So people slaughter […]

E’s Update: Travels, Teaching & Thanks

So this week brought a lot of good things. My mate and I traveled to some remote regions of this country, visiting a few special villages and a beautiful serene ice-water lake 3 km above sea level, stuck way back in the mountains. We touched base with some friends my mate had met before and our relationship with our driver […]

E’s Letter to Vox 9.29.10

Hey Vox, I wanna say thanks again for all the help for five years and especially the last year or so as I got ready to leave—financially and through your prayers and your love you made it possible not just for me to be here but to be here in good spirits, with a good head of faith on my […]

E’s Update: Kebabs, Adulterers & Divine Grace

It’s been a minute since my last one so I’d like to update you on some stuff. /////1 My English classes at the hospital have been going really well. The doctors really appreciate the classes and I get a kick out of trying to fix their grammar, pronunciation, etc. Making some friends there. Please think about relationship progress in this […]