I (Bill) grew up in my younger years mainly overseas as a “military brat” as we were called. While in Ankara Turkey the first time, we lived in the city where our downstairs elderly landlord was a photographer and his wife a stay home mom, in her younger years. Our landlord adopted me (or maybe I adopted them) but soon I was fluent in Turkish able to translate for my family and also learned all kinds of things including tasting very good foods. That was my beginning of living in a foreign land and God beginning to sew the value of someone to come alongside and help me “navigate”. In Tehran, Iran I have fond memories of one of my moms house helper, Fatima, she was so honest and such a help to our family. I remember so well seeing people in great poverty overseas. Since that time I have been in several foreign lands, sometimes with help and others times without help. These experiences were deeply seeding inside me the value of helping others “navigate” in a foreign land and seeing people for how God made them not as society dictates.
Today when I hear Iran mentioned I first think of Fatima, not of radicals.
Life took me through a winding path before it brought me back these past 16 years to working multiculturally, where I have found my true home.
Bill and Meagan
Bill and Meagan work together multiculturally to bring alive the words of Scripture that say, "Therefore welcome one another as Christ has welcomed you, for the glory of God." (Romans 15:7) Both Bill and Meagan are avid dreamers and wonderers and love a good challenge - especially if it involves delicious food!