Wild, Free, and Wonderful: The Call of Christ in the Life of Mack Stiles
Most of us would have been scared away from the Middle East by the events of September 11, 2001. But not Mack Stiles.
Not that he didn’t waver just a bit. Here’s the story.
Loosening the Roots
For years Mack had labored stateside with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship in an administrative job that, you might say, didn’t fit him like a glove. If you’ve met Mack, you likely noticed right from the start how outgoing and people-oriented and relationally energetic he is. Not that administrators can’t be people-people. It’s just this particular slot wasn’t optimal for this particular Mack.
After much wrestling, Mack sensed that God was loosening his American roots and preparing him and his family for a fresh work and new season of life — drastically new, in fact. Providence presented him with an opportunity in the Middle Eastern city of Dubai, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE), and…