My friends and colleagues tell me that I am never at a loss for words. But when it comes to introducing myself, not really quite sure what to say.
I am a very private, and yet very social person. I care deeply about many issues – but I also have a great (sometimes weird) sense of humor. Far Side, Bloom County… how I miss them.
I accepted the Lord when I was 5 years old, but only really understood how much Jesus loves me when I was in university. It took coming to Israel for me to learn to let my faith rest on the assurance of God’s word and not on people, history, or what others say and do.
So I came to Israel 24 years ago, and have had no regrets. Started out as a volunteer, then nursing, then secretarial, and somehow found myself as a technical communicator for a medical hi-tech company. (All this in answer to my prayer that if God truly wanted me here, He had to meet my needs – I did not want to be a burden on anyone, nor be dependent on donations).
I’ve been here ever since. Among my close friends are Chinese Israelis who are also Christians – and through them I got involved in the Chinese church. For 12 years I taught English via the Bible to university students who want to improve their language skills.
My best friend is an Arab Christian. Other friends are native-born Israelis, Russians, Americans, Canadians, Brits, French… All wonderful sisters and brothers in the Lord.
The greatest joy? It’s not romance! It is being a part of seeing others come to a saving knowledge of their savior and sharing in their growth in Jesus.
My favorite Bible passage? From I Corinthians 13 – Now I see through a glass darkly, but then, face-to-face. Now I know in part, then I shall know fully even as now I am fully known.
Every time I think of this verse, I am reminded of how much I don’t know, will never know. How much I don’t understand – will never understand. But, one day, all things will be made clear – how I long for that day.
God bless you!