I first met Jeanine as a fellow expat living in South Korea. Over the years, I’ve watched her kids grow up, and enjoyed the fellowship of her and her family on 3 separate continents. Jeanine tells us of her inter-cultural and multi-ethnic life, the lessons her children have taught her, and her faith that’s sustained her through it all. Read on for her full story!
While I am Minnesota born and raised, my first name is actually French. Additionally, my maiden name is Norwegian, but my married last name is from Middle Eastern culture despite the fact that I am married to a Peruvian whose first name is of Italian origin.
Yes, our names our quite strange, but they match an international lifestyle that we have had ever since we were married.
This month’s story of significance comes from Ntiusha (pronounced in-tee-yu-sha) Chumanya, a high-schooler in Zambia, Africa. He tells us about his love of drawing
, his parents, life lessons, and how he altered his course to find a new path to his dreams. Read on for his full story!
My name is Ntiusha Chumanya, and I live in Zambia, Africa.
This month’s Story of Significance comes from a lovely older French couple who stayed with us for about a week. We enjoyed many wonderful hours of laughter and conversation with them as they shared their wisdom and observations on almost everything under the sun. Read on to hear more.
My first impression of Evelyn and Gilles was that they had many strong opinions.
In our very first conversation with them, Evelyn was constantly saying that things were “real problems.” Taxes in France, crime rates in the United States, health care systems, terrorism, obesity rates…all of these things were, in Evelyn’s opinion, “a real problem.”
My second impression of them, following quickly on the heels of the first, is that this was a wonderful, open, and incredibly fun-loving couple.
At just 28 years of age, Leyla Tinibu* has done a lot in her young life. After moving to Los Angeles 5 years ago, she just recently quit her job so she could pursue her passion of becoming a professional singer / songwriter.