Something about conducting a teachers meeting from a preschool-sized chair helps keep things in perspective. Any sense of superiority or pride vanishes while we discuss the challenges and struggles that our small refugee preschoolers will face when they start school in the fall.
 

The following blog post was written by Jessica Ambuehl, an IDEAS volunteer photographer who recently spent time in Tunisia. Enjoy her latest thoughts on this beautiful country. You can read more of her writing at www.ignitetogether.org


 

 

...

I recently spent several days in Cyprus collaborating with my colleagues and learning more about the details of their work. They came from Turkey, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Tunisia and Cyprus, all ready to discuss how they have seen God work in and through their professional projects and how He is transforming communities one individual at a time. What I learned ...

Scott returns again with an insightful post on Country Shock.

Traveling or living in a new country and culture can be exhilarating, full of fun and serendipitous experiences.  Meeting new people, eating new foods, experiencing new cultural ways of thinking will enliven your life.

But… meeting new people, eating new foods, and ...

Our favorite librarian is back to share about her latest insights from her work in Jordan. Enjoy Libby's words in Why Asking "Why" Is Important

Questions are important for a librarian. I want the people I'm helping to find answers to their questions, whether they are looking for simple facts like when Easter will be celebrated, or more ...

Part 2 is here! Check out Scott's helpful hints in preparing for travel in 7 Steps of Travel Prep - Part 2.

Scott, our Asia regional director, is writing for us again! Enjoy his two-part series on preparations for travel. Below is his first installment: 7 Steps of Travel Prep - Part 1.

Lauren, along with her husband and others, provides healthcare to trafficked victims in Thailand. Check out her thoughts below and how she sees grace in Thailand.

A few months ago we began our work in anti-human trafficking alongside a remarkable group of men and women who amaze me.

Life's unexpected events continue to happen even when we travel and most of us have experienced lost luggage, a missed connection, an injury on your dream vacation or a family emergency while you are half-way around the world.

PART 1 - IDEAS in Cairo: Who are the Copts?

Jayson Casper, an IDEAS Associate and journalist in Cairo, has written extensively on the Coptic church in Egypt and the tragic news of the 20 Coptic brothers who were beheaded by ISIS in February. He contributes regularly to large publications, including a recent article for Christianity ...