Before And After Tag

I would like to thank my little sister Gail of

Use the image at the top of the post;
Answer the 10 questions;
And tag the people you’d like to answer the questions.

  1. Who was family for you growing up? Growing up in a dysfunctional family with an alcoholic father and mother with mental illness, borderline personality disorder, my concept of family was skewed.
  2. Who is family for you now? The Lord has not blessed me with a family of my own, but as Jesus said, whoever does the will of God the Father is my brother and sister. My friends at church are my family.
  3. Where did you grow up? I grew up in a middle sized city in the Midwest.
  4. Where do you live now? I live in the same city, but it is vastly different because we have so many people who have come here as refugees.
  5. What did you want to be when you were younger? First I wanted to be a doctor. When I was in my 20s I wanted to be a teacher, but was ridiculed for it by my grandparents.
  6. What do you do now? I teach ESL and have a part-time ministry for refugees and immigrants.
  7. What’s your earliest memory? I used to go down the stairs to sit in my dad’s lap late at night while he watched TV when I was 3 years old. That was before his drinking got bad.
  8. What’s one of your most recent memories? Experiencing the presence of Jesus in worship as we sang Holy Spirit.
  9. What do you consider your greatest achievement? It is not my achievement. Jesus has blessed me to become tri-lingual and to reach people from many cultures.
  10. What is your biggest hope in this life? To know Jesus and to share his love because those are eternal.

If they want to participate, I am tagging


Simple My Swank




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30 thoughts on “Before And After Tag

  1. Wonderful answers, brother! I can definitely relate to a dysfunctional upbringing. I think it’s somewhere in Psalms about God putting the lonely in families. It’s such a beautiful thing the way He draws brothers and sisters in the faith together. Continued prayers and blessings over you and your ministry. ☺

  2. wow………I am so very sorry for all that you have gone through…… seems as if those who suffer the most, are the most kind and generous. God bless you for all you do for others 🙂

  3. Yay, another award. Good one big bro. 💃
    Glad you still have a good memory of your dad. In it all, you came out great and you are helping and influencing a lot of lives through it all. Keep making impact bro.

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