Tuesday, August 16, 2011

A call to ALL God’s own tribe

Dear God’s Own Tribe!

Hiya, Namaste, Wotcher, Vanakam, Hola, Namaskharam, Guten Tag, Groeten, Subhakankshalu, Jambo, Konnichi Wa to you in the name of the King Jesus Christ, the Leader of ALL Tribes!

We are glad to get in touch with you from The CALL, the English Quarterly of GEMS.

I am specialThis is a special letter written exclusively for you because you are a special one. You are special in many ways. One, when God commissioned your parents to serve Him in a far away mission, you too were part of His plans. Secondly, you might think that not many understand you as not many share your kind of a  life. But, the fact is out of all the Third Culture Kids or Trans Culture Kids (someone who, as a child, has spent a significant period of time in one or more culture(s) other than his or her own, thus integrating elements of those cultures and their own birth culture, into a third culture) in the world, 66% (though this no. is changing now) are children of missionaries.

You have a unique blend of languages and cultures in you. You are God’s own tribe! And there is a divine purpose why you are what you are. Even as you understand your purpose it is worthwhile to share your discoveries.

We are so excited to tell you that we have started a new column in The CALLMK Memoirs. This column is aimed at encouraging MKs through MKs, as they share their experiences. And this is how the header of the column looks like:

MK Memoirs Header

‘MK Memoirs’ is your opportunity to dig deep into your life and share your life - those unique moments you have/had, your thoughts, your joy, your sadness, your victories, your failures, your challenges, your choices, etc. to MKs like you who live around the world. You can choose to communicate all of these as articles or as anecdotes or as poems or as paintings. You can talk about or paint that particular incident at your school/college/office/church which has left long lasting memories in you, that person or place or book that influenced your life, etc.

Even as you read, I know that there is something which you would like to share with another MK, may be your old friend at school or college, if he or she was with you right now. You can do the same here.

So put on your Thinking Capand Click submityourarticleto send us your thoughts right now! Or if you would like to email it to us, send it to thecall@gemsbihar.org and don’t forget to write a few lines about you, which we will publish as your profile in the magazine. When we publish your work you will receive a mail from The CALL in your inbox.

Help your friends, relative, spouse, children also to use this opportunity, by sending this to him/her and encouraging them also to share.

“The words (articles/anecdotes/poems/paintings) of good people are a source of life….” (Proverbs 10:11 CEV)

Happy Sharing!

The CALL Team

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