Elmbrook Stories

A Trailing Wife and a Tent Dweller

I’ve been spending time these past few months thinking about transition, considering the changes that God’s brought into my life - moving me out of some places, moving me into new spaces. Early in our marriage, my husband and I made three transcontinental moves in the period of six years. I became part of the sisterhood that is known as the “trailing wife”; that is, women who move with their husbands to a foreign country due to their husband’s job. The move...

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Going the Distance

Going the Distance

In just a few short weeks, NBC Sports will begin to broadcast the 2016 Summer Olympic Games in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil. Long-time commentators like Bob Costas will introduce the world to its champion athletes, using phrases like "the Road to Rio" to frame each individual's story. I find it all inspiring. An Olympic journey illustrates true perseverance in the face of extreme challenges and hardship.  As a winter sport athlete with similar hopes to those competing in the Summer Games, I...

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Immigrant?

June 17, 2016 by Ruth Wantz in Mission
Immigrant?

If you are unfamiliar with immigration services, you might ask, "Why should I care about immigrants?" Well, up until several years ago, this would have been my question, too. But things have changed for me. New possibilities in my life have opened up wonderful opportunities and blessings. My story begins after making a commitment to "serve God anywhere, anytime, anyplace". In 1971, my husband Bob, myself, and our two small children headed off to Peru. This may be considered the foolishness...

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