Letters from Boarding School

Letters from Boarding School: New and Thankful

From: Dorm parents of Harmony (6) and Melody (10) AND Harmony; Chiang Mai, Thailand To: Parents of Harmony and Melody; Lopburi, Thailand Date: September 18th, 1997 Notes: One of the many significant roles that dorm parents at boarding homes play is keeping parents up to date with the experiences of their children.  They help decrease the… Continue reading Letters from Boarding School: New and Thankful

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Letters from Boarding School

Letters from Boarding School: Please bring Candy

Want a look into the thoughts of kids at boarding school?  Welcome to "Letters from Boarding School":  a series of posts that reveal the contents of real letters written by myself, by my parents, by my dorm parents, and hopefully by others who are willing to share their experiences too! From: Harmony (Chiang Mai, Thailand) To:… Continue reading Letters from Boarding School: Please bring Candy

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Featured Parents: Why boarding school?

Ever wonder why some missionary parents opt for boarding school? Who better to ask than the parents themselves? Below are responses from 5 parents I know who chose to send their children to boarding school when they were serving as missionaries in East Asia. Note: This post is not meant to suggest one method of schooling… Continue reading Featured Parents: Why boarding school?

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Featured TCK: Shan Shan

I wish you could meet our next guest in person.  I worked as a dorm assistant in the same boarding home in Thailand where Shan Shan was staying.  If you were to meet Shan Shan, you would quickly learn how gifted she is as an artist and a musician.  You’ll find her instagram account (Shanshan.akamu https://www.instagram.com/shanshan.akamu/?hl=en… Continue reading Featured TCK: Shan Shan

Reflections

Choosing to Care

Commitment issues... I usually nod sympathetically when someone tell me about difficult breakups due to the other person having commitment issues.  What I don't tell them is that, even though I feel terrible about a friend being hurt by a broken relationship, I tend to identify more to the un-committed (You can read a bit about this… Continue reading Choosing to Care

Ministry Updates

Ministry Update: The Beginnings…

This Saturday I had an awesome opportunity to represent missions at 2 events!!  Last week, a friend from church invited me to be a part of a new church event called "Celebrating Women in Missions", and even asked me to share a little bit of my story in missions and to facilitate a table.  I was… Continue reading Ministry Update: The Beginnings…

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Featured TCK: Meet the poet!

Hey friends, Meet Joel!  Joel has a Dutch passport, was born in England, grew up in a couple of places in East Asia, and now is a senior Business major here in the States.  I met Joel about a year ago as I was connecting with international students in our organization.  He shared this spoken… Continue reading Featured TCK: Meet the poet!

Reflections

No longer aliens…

Perhaps you are wondering at this point: What is up with this girl's obsession with aliens? Well...  I'll be honest...One reason I chose "aliens" is because it's a good bait-word.  Seriously, would you have clicked on the blog if it just said "TCK Info"?  No.  Neither would I. I feel like "aliens" can accurately describe how TCKs… Continue reading No longer aliens…