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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Iron Sharpens Iron

When people ask me what I do for a living, I say that I provide counseling. Then there is an inevitable slight pause as the person thinks about what counseling means. In days gone by, the average person thought counseling was only for people who were losing touch with reality. Nowadays, it carries much less […]

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Working in Mongolia as a Family

    Our family has been privileged to work and serve in Mongolia for the past 10 years. January 2006 found us with a one-way ticket board-ing a flight headed to Asia. Arriving in Mongolia with three children, we soon learned how to navigate family, homeschool and language study. As we began interacting with neighbors […]

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Reflections on Our Time in Mongolia

By Daniel and Joan Parker ‘Cold, gers, the countryside, my home, my childhood…….’ When we asked our girls – Naomi, Heidi and Marty – what came to mind when they thought of Mongolia, this is what they said. We first arrived in Mongolia in August 1998. Marty, our youngest daughter, was about to start kindergarten. […]

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My Time in Mongolia

By Joseph Khoo When I heard that I was going to Mongolia, I wasn’t very concerned. The idea of leaving Singapore to live in a foreign land seemed too farfetched. But the time quickly came for us to leave. My last few minutes in Singapore were a blur. I said my goodbyes, checked in and […]

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First 10 Months

First Impressions of Mongolia by Marcus Clemmer Marcus Clemmer is from Canada. He started volunteering in Mongolia in 2012 with the Ice Hockey Project in Chinggis City, a 4-hour drive east of Ulaanbaatar. In partnership with another JCS family and the public school, Marcus built, maintained, and operated an ice skating rink and coached a […]

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Impressions of Mongolia

16 Years Serving Disabled Children by Magda Verboom Magda Verboom is from Holland and volunteered in Mongolia from 1998 to 2014. Magda is a certified nurse. After 8 months of language study, Magda worked at Rainbow Kindergarten for 3 years and then started a center for disabled children called “Hope Center.” After 12 years, trained, […]

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