Hi, I'm Jessie...
I'm a Jesus-follower, culture-crosser, and teacher.
I make sense of my experiences by writing them down. I write about connecting across cultures and living out faith in everyday life.
Because I've been welcomed by God into His family (1 John 3:1), I long to welcome others, especially those who feel they don't belong.
As a result of this and as the outflow of 9 years of reaching out to immigrants in the United States, I wrote Loving the Stranger: Welcoming Immigrants in the Name of Jesus. It's meant to be a jumpstart guide for individuals churches, and organizations who want to reach out to internationals but aren't sure how to get started.
I started Loving the Stranger Blog in 2017 to continue the conversation, with the goal of "helping you build intercultural harmony one friendship at a time."
My favorites include having conversations with interesting people and drinking strong Ethiopian coffee, preferably at the same time.
Thank you for stopping by and please introduce yourself!