Posts by Chris Guess

Please Pass The Plate

Most missionaries serve through some sort of mission organization. Part of the reason for this trend is the growing legal and financial complexities to consider when receiving funds in one country and using them in another – so much more post 9/11. Training and preparing missionaries is a big part of what mission organizations do.…

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Jail or maybe even death?

I was walking to the subway station before sunrise early one cold foggy morning. Because I was alone, I had the freedom to think about whatever popped into mind. As I was walking, I realize something. Just a few decades ago, the things we do and the things we say would easily cause someone in…

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#GivingTuesday

Romania is a very interesting place. Bucharest, the capital, is the trendsetter for almost everything. Interestingly enough, most people in Bucharest like Americans. Plus, they love most “American things”. MacDonalds occasionally run ads for “American burgers”. Something new that someone created, that to be honest, would never be sold in America. No one in America…

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Cultural Awareness

There are cultural differences between California and New York. If you have ever been to NYC & San Diego, you know that for starters, people dress differently. If you are driving in both places, you realize that in NYC, your horn is almost important as your breaks. San Diego on the other hand, driving is…

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Death brings Life

It is very normal in Romania for young children to be left with their grandparents for long periods of time. Some parents even leave their kids with the Grandparents for months on end as they travel to other parts of Europe for work. This has had some very destructive results to the family, marriages, and…

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48 Hours Post-op

Facebook has become the main method in which we have given quick & brief updates as it has been an easy thing to do on the fly. The problem that we have run into is that there are some people who are not on Facebook, so they have been in the dark. Below, I will try…

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My thoughts two days before surgery

Often times, we live through life’s difficult times getting bruised and battered. As a follower of Christ, we are grateful to have Him as our source of strength and comfort. But through the valleys, there are always unknowns. I don’t know about you but for me, the unknowns cause me to ask questions. The BIG…

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Abby’s Open-heart Timeline

  2016 – Pediatric Cardiologist lets us know that Abby won’t be needing heart surgery for a number of years (most likely 2019-2020)   March 8, 2017 – Surgery (Oral) at Rady Children’s Hospital   April 17, 2017 – Final check-up with Pediatric Cardiologist before moving to Romania (so we thought)   June 1, 2017…

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