I am a cultural mutt.

I was born in Sri Lanka, moved to the Sultanate of Oman when I was twelve, and have lived in Maryland, Lebanon, Michigan, and California.

Over the past 27 years, I’ve picked up 3.5 languages and have traveled to 12 countries.

I am also currently married to a Cuban-Chilean who makes my world a little brighter. 🙂 #interracialcouplesftw

So yeah. I am a cultural mutt.

I am also a disciple of Jesus Christ.

Someone who believes that He lived, died, rose again, coming back, and one worthy of being truly followed.
Someone who still follows Him in spite of  weaknesses and failings.

For the better part of my life, I have followed Christ as a Seventh-Day Adventist. 

As a pastor living in Oceanside, California, I am constantly interacting with cultures all around me – whether it be ethnic, religious, leadership, or emerging adult culture.

This blog is a platform to share my thoughts as a cross-cultural disciple and a CROSS-cultural disciple. 

I hope to guide my fellow disciples of Christ who are navigating through cultures outside and within Christianity.
I hope to assure them that it is possible and necessary to be in the world and make a difference in it.
I want to inspire them to think of discipleship as a lifestyle and not just an event.
I want to remind them that Jesus is STILL the Redeemer of joy, Restorer of life, and Renewer of culture.

I’m learning a lot. And I want to share as much as I can with you.

So if you are:
interested in practical, missional Christianity
– striving to know and follow Christ better
– seeking to best surf the riptides of culture without sinking OR
– a well-mannered stalker

Welcome. This blog is for you!

I’m on a journey. And I want you to join me.

Let’s ride together. 🙂

The views and opinions expressed by the author and the comments on these blogs are the authors and his alone, and do not necessarily reflect the views, opinions, or positions of the Southeastern California Conference of Seventh day-Adventists, its churches, the Seventh-Day Adventist Church, or its employees thereof.

1 Comment

    Isn’t exciting to read God’s word.

    Because by be holding Him we become like Him. John 1:1

    Prayerfully as we study His word we come to know His voice. This still small voice we hear as we prayerful meditate on God’ Word each day (and hopefully, has you grow in Him, more than once a day).

    That still small voice, while in prayerful study of the Word, is the same voice that is there at other moments of the day. Jesus said my sheep know my voice. The more you read His Word with the Holy Spirit’s guidance the easier it is to recognize His voice each day as he guides, directs & speaks.

    I think this how the patriarchs new his voice.
    From time spent with Him in in pray and the scriptures (they had) seeking to know HIM better; he spoke to them, over and over agian. MY SHEEP KNOW MY VOICE.


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