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In this episode of The Turquoise Table, host Kristin Schell continues the storytelling series talking with people who are creating community in unique and remarkable ways. Rachel Jones lives at the crossroads of faith and culture in the Horn of Africa. She is the author of the book Stronger Than Death, and she and her husband founded the International School of Djibouti.
Rachel’s story takes us on a beautiful journey from a high rise apartment complex in Minneapolis to a school in The Horn of Africa. Rachel’s story of creating community and connection is one of the most inspiring yet. Relationships that started in her own backyard led her family across the globe to Djibouti.
When she was just twenty-two years old and a new mother of twins, Rachel received hospitality from complete strangers, her Somali neighbors. Her immigrant neighbors befriended her — bringing her food and even offering to clean her house while she rested with the twins. Rachel was overwhelmed by their incredible friendship and a curiosity to know more about their home East Africa was born.
What transpires next is remarkable. Rachel and her family move from urban Minneapolis to a rural part of Somalia. Then to Djibouti. Kristin and Rachel talk about what it’s like to be a Christian in a country that is 99% Muslim and the incredible relationships she’s made with her neighbors. Rachel gives us a brief overview of the Muslim religion and piques our curiosity to learn more. After all, loving your Muslim neighbor is the same as loving your non-Muslim neighbor.
Learn more about Rachel Jones and her work at www.djiboutijones.com.
Purchase Rachel’s book, Stronger Than Death.
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Have you heard the news?
I’m hosting our first ever live workshop called Creating Community & Connection. And YOU’RE invited.
It’s a 4 part, live workshop. We’ll meet ONLINE for four one-hour, interactive sessions. We’ll explore together what community means and why there’s a lack of it. I’ll give you tons of tools and practical ideas. By the end of the workshop you’ll be fired up and ready to step out in faith and begin making a positive change in your community.
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