Horizons June/July 2018

From Dr. Kwai Lin Stephens, Executive Director, June 2008-June 2018 Transition and Growth: A Farewell Message On 30 June, I stepped down as Executive Director of JCS, a position I held for the last 10 years. Since day one in this role, I knew there would come a time to leave. As I depart, JCS […]

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Horizons Apr/May 2018

From the Executive Director Mongolia: A Young Nation In this issue of Horizons, we introduce you to some of the JCS work among children and youth. Les Ebersole is our Eagle Wings Ice Hockey coach. In his article, he wrote, “I strive to teach a different game… Our players know that we do not cheat, […]

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Horizons Feb/Mar 2018

From the Executive Director Cultural Intelligence What does cultural intelligence mean for us? It is to exercise sensitivity, understanding to the host culture and to our cross-cultural teammates, so that we can relate with one another and work effectively without causing undue offense. In recent years, many business, international aid, and government agencies’ workers have […]

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Horizons Dec2017/Jan2018

Dear Readers, Consider looking at a bright, colorful, and wonderfully decorated Christmas tree. Have you ever asked yourself, “What does it mean?” Traditionally, the Christmas tree is always an evergreen fir tree. The evergreen tree resembles “undying life” in the deep winter. Even though it is winter, the Christmas tree reminds us of hope and […]

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Horizons Oct/Nov 2017

From the Executive Director A Healthy Self-Image In this issue of Horizons, we explore health issues and sports projects’ contribution to people’s health. While humankind works to eradicate diseases and can claim that some like smallpox and rinderpest (cattle plague) have been successfully eliminated, modern medicine can do very little about building self-image. In the […]

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Horizons Aug/Sept 2017

From the Acting Executive Director Strategic Leadership This month’s Horizons is focusing on leadership and business development. As I was attending a leadership training course, a friend reminded me of the quote from Benjamin Hooks, “If you think you are leading and turn around to see no one following, then you are just taking a […]

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Horizons June/July 2017

From the Acting Executive Director   This edition of Horizons focuses on some of the relief work that JCS has been doing this year. Relief work, for many organizations, is being the hands and feet that bless our neighbors so that their hearts might be prepared to hear Good News. Though relief work is one […]

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Horizons Apr/May 2017

Children and Youth: The Torch-Bearers of Mongolia’s Future Mongolia is the 19th-largest country by land area and is home to only 3 million people; it is considered the most sparsely populated country on earth. The population is young, with an average age of 27.5 years. About 59% of the population is under 30, and 25% […]

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Horizons Feb/Mar 2017

JCS, a Cross- Cultural Living and Learning Community JCS is a place where languages and cultures come together. We have people from numerous countries. Many of us do not speak English as our first language. American author H. Jackson Brown, Jr. wrote, “Never make fun of someone who speaks broken English. It means they know […]

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From Confrontation to Commitment: My Conversion Story

Happy greetings to all JCS Member Bodies, former JCSers, and JCS Friends! When I was first employed by JCS in 1999, I was 29. My wife and I had only one son, who was 5 years old. I stopped working for JCS in 2005. Now that I have started working for JCS again, I am […]

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