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Lauren Pinkston
Works at Resource Exchange International
Attends Clemson University
Lives in SE Asia
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When I moved to Southeast Asia, she was one of the first people I met. We were staying in a teammate’s house that shared a wall with Calah’s backyard. I was outside at the same time she was one day, and we introduced ourselves. The discussion quickly led…
When I moved to Southeast Asia, she was one of the first people I met. We were staying in a teammate’s house that shared a wall with Calah’s backyard.I was outside at the same time she was one day, and we introduced ourselves. The discussion quickly led to the things I needed to acquire in…
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This post is part of a series called ‘Redefining Biblical Womanhood.’ You can check out the other posts here. +++ It’s been 404 years since the Bible was first translated into English, but we’re still trying to figure out exactly how women fit into the…
This post is part of a series called 'Redefining Biblical Womanhood.' You can check out the other posts here.+++It’s been 404 years since the Bible was first translated into English, but we’re still trying to figure out exactly how women fit into the design of Christ’s church.What are…
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Today I sat by the window of a small café in a capital city of the developing world. The waitress brought the Greek salad I’d ordered and placed it on the table beside my Macbook Pro while I continued reading on my iPad and checked my iPhone for texting…
Today I sat by the window of a small café in a capital city of the developing world. The waitress brought the Greek salad I’d ordered and placed it on the table beside my Macbook Pro while I continued reading on my iPad and checked my iPhone for texting notifications.Moments later, I looked…
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2014 will forever go down as the year that kicked my butt. In the thick of it, it didn’t seem so bad. My nose was to the ground. I was in the zone and just kept pushing through. Even two weeks ago, I was thinking about all that would and could happen in…
2014 will forever go down as the year that kicked my butt.In the thick of it, it didn’t seem so bad. My nose was to the ground. I was in the zone and just kept pushing through.Even two weeks ago, I was thinking about all that would and could happen in 2015, specifically with our travel…
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I am so honored to be joining Velvet Ashes as a regular contributor. (I’ve also been managing our Instagram account if you haven’t checked it out!) Velvet Ashes is an online community that provides a safe place for women serving overseas to come together…
I am so honored to be joining Velvet Ashes as a regular contributor. (I've also been managing our Instagram account if you haven't checked it out!) Velvet Ashes is an online community that provides a safe place for women serving overseas to come together with their stories and authenticity, their…
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Pure and undefiled religion. It’s a catchy phrase that draws us in. But it’s wrapped in tragedy. Children with no parents, whether through death, neglect, or abandonment. Women with no husbands, whether through long periods of sickness or untimely…
Pure and undefiled religion. It’s a catchy phrase that draws us in.But it’s wrapped in tragedy.Children with no parents, whether through death, neglect, or abandonment.Women with no husbands, whether through long periods of sickness or untimely…
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I’ve never called myself a blogger, even though I suppose I am. I don’t know…I’m not exactly trying to make a name for myself as a successful, monetized blogger mom. I’m so intrigued by the blogosphere. Something big happens on the Internet, and everyone…
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Several years before my husband and I moved abroad, we visited some friends living in Peru. They were well into a five-year commitment to serve in a city where they were spearheading a religious community and outreach program. I’m not sure what I expected…
Several years before my husband and I moved abroad, we visited some friends living in Peru. They were well into a five-year commitment to serve in a city where they were spearheading a religious community and outreach program.I’m not sure what I expected when I walked into their apartment. I…
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Since our preparation to move abroad and during the time of our service overseas, we have been flooded with compliments, honor, and unwarranted praise. You are such an inspiration! I’m so in awe of the work you do! I could never sacrifice the things you…
Since our preparation to move abroad and during the time of our service overseas, we have been flooded with compliments, honor, and unwarranted praise.You are such an inspiration!I’m so in awe of the work you do!I could never sacrifice the things you have!Kind words have flooded our…
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I grew up in a conservative church background with generations of believing men and women passing down a rich legacy of faith. These men and women were Scripture-searching, Bible-quoting people who I believe had the best of intentions as they sought to…
I grew up in a conservative church background with generations of believing men and women passing down a rich legacy of faith. These men and women were Scripture-searching, Bible-quoting people who I believe had the best of intentions as they sought to glorify God through sound doctrine and Biblical…
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  I’m suffering from what feels like an eternal writer’s block. It’s not that I haven’t been trying. I’ve clicked away at the black squares on my laptop for hours upon hours. I’ve scribbled blog topics on scraps of paper when they pop into my head. I’ve…
  via UnsplashI’m suffering from what feels like an eternal writer’s block.It’s not that I haven’t been trying. I’ve clicked away at the black squares on my laptop for hours upon hours. I’ve…
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This blog space has led me into so many of your lives, and allowed me to connect with you on some deep, meaningful levels. When you reach out, comment, or send me an email, I love reading as you spill your guts to me about the things you’re rejoicing…
This blog space has led me into so many of your lives, and allowed me to connect with you on some deep, meaningful levels.When you reach out, comment, or send me an email, I love reading as you spill your guts to me about the things you’re rejoicing over, wrestling with, or healing from.…
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Community Development Consultant
Employment
  • Resource Exchange International
    Community Development Consultant, 2014 - present
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Currently
SE Asia
Previously
Greenwood, South Carolina - Selmer, Tennessee - Henderson, Tennessee - Memphis, Tennessee
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Walking the delicate balance of absolute truth and overwhelming grace.
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Husband lover, diaper changer, envelope pusher, blog writer, justice seeker, adoption advocate...all while following the Way in SE Asia.
Education
  • Clemson University
    International Family and Community Studies, 2011 - present
  • Freed-Hardeman University
    Elementary Education, 2005 - 2009
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Female
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Married
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