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The dictionary defines “wanderer” as someone who roams around aimlessly with no origin or goal in mind. The Bible paints a bleak picture on wandering. In other words, we are lost.

However, the traditional hymn, “Amazing Grace” sings “I once was lost, but now I’m found.” Jesus Christ, the “good shepherd” found us. He gave us a light, so that we could follow him.

And, even when do wander aimlessly into the wilderness, Matthew 18:12 states that Jesus will come looking for us: “Suppose one of you has a hundred sheep and loses one of them. Doesn’t he leave the ninety-nine in the open country and go after the lost sheep until he finds it? 5 And when he finds it, he joyfully puts it on his shoulders 6 and goes home. Then he calls his friends and neighbors together and says, ‘Rejoice with me; I have found my lost sheep.’ 7 I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.”

The Weekly Wanderer is a ministry dedicated to helping Christians and non-Christians) explore the Christian faith. We focus on five different areas: God, lifestyle, travel, culture (that is, living overseas), entertainment, and relationships.

FAITH
This section explores the Christian faith in greater detail. Evangelism gives insight on sharing the Word of Jesus Christ to the world. Missions and Testimonies shares real-world examples of how God delivered his children from bondage and suffering. Conversations opens up the ongoing debates experienced by Christians and non-Christians. Conversations gives seekers the opportunity to challenge the Christian faith and for Christians the chance to share insight on the common misconceptions about Christianity.

LIFESTYLE
We explore the challenges and the issues encountered by Christians day-to-day (examples include church, fellowship, suffering, among others). Additionally, we focus on Active Living and Nutrition which focuses on fitness, health, and nutrition. God calls our body the temple and that we are to honor God with our bodies (Corinthians 6:19-20, NIV). We try to follow this law with this section.

– ENTERTAINMENT & INTENTIONAL LIVING
Entertainment covers current happenings in Christian pop culture (music, movies, literature) as well as shares how Jesus is impacting mainstream culture. Intentional Living gives discernment for Christians and non-Christians who continually explore mainstream pop culture. PluggedIn.ca defines good media discernment as an act of guarding our eyes, ears, and hearts before what we watch and listen. Furthermore, discernment is about tackling with entertainment that we watch or hear. We cover all these  items, among others.

– RELATIONSHIPS
God calls us to have a relationship with him as well as having a relationship with others. This section is dedicated to providing information and suggestions on how we can improve relationships with friends and family. Additionally, married couples will find this section very useful for finding new ideas to improving their relationships.

TRAVEL & CULTURE
A “wanderer” in this context is a traveler who goes overseas with a self-prepared itinerary, however, once there, he becomes a part of his surroundings. Wherever he wanders, he’s a victim to his senses—taking in the culture, the people, the language, the environment. A wanderer wants to see the place in its raw environment—the beauty and the quirky imperfections. A wanderer braves the dangers knowing the experience will only shape him into a more experienced traveler.

A wanderer knows he might visit a country only once, so it’s imperative to catch as many sights, sounds, tastes, touches and smells as possible. What drives him is the need to gain experience from the world—that extra perspective that one can gain while traveling without tours or vacations.

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WHAT IS TWW?
The dictionary defines “wanderer” as someone who roams around aimlessly with no origin or goal in mind. A “wanderer” by The Weekly Wanderer’s definition is a traveler who goes overseas with a self-prepared itinerary, however, once there, he or she becomes a part of his surroundings. Wherever he wanders, he’s a victim to his senses—taking in the culture, the people, the language, and the environment. A wanderer wants to see the place in its raw environment—the beauty and the quirky imperfections. A wanderer braves the dangers knowing the experience will only shape him or her into a more experienced traveler.

A wanderer knows he might visit a country only once, so it’s imperative to catch as many sights, sounds, tastes, touches and smells as possible. What drives him or her is the need to gain experience from the world—that extra perspective that one can gain while traveling without tours or vacations.

CAPTURING THE MOMENT
Authentic euphoric experiences are moments—even seconds—taken in by the five senses that become frozen memories in time that can’t be captured on a postcard. We as wanderers wish to capture the moment on video, in photos, or in blogs to share with family, friends, co-workers or the stranger at the corner store. That is part of what The Weekly Wanderer is all about—giving you the chance to share that moment with others when it happens.

ACTIVE WANDERING
It’s hard to keep nutrition and fitness in mind when you’re planning your travel journey. It’s even harder to keep it in mind when you’re trying to accomplish everything on your overly ambitious itinerary. No worries. Let TWW help you enjoy your wandering experience while keeping fit. TWW provides hotel workouts, sight-to-sight itineraries, meal plans, recipes and tons of fitness tips free just for you.

EXPAT WANDERING
If you live or plan to live overseas, then TWW has tons of advice and information that can help you along the way. Over the years many expats living all over the world have contributed their stories and shared their insight with fellow wanderers, which has really made a difference to them and other TWW readers. TWW provides information on visas, passports, expat blogs and journals, teaching English, and learning a second language.

ROMANTIC WANDERING
Your address is 6 International Crescent. You’re married to the world and now you want to show it. TWW is an excellent source for information on destination weddings and honeymoons. Need ideas or looking for information? Let TWW be your guide. Maybe it’s not about weddings or honeymoons. Maybe you’re looking for a couple’s getaway to not only discover new lands, but to re-discover each other.

SPIRITUAL WANDERING
If you’ve visited multiple countries, it’s time to give something back—and you don’t have to be religious to do it. There are many volunteering groups that travel to places such as the Caribbean, Africa and the Dominican Republic to help out. If you’re a missionary looking for a cause, well, then this is the place for you, too. TWW has information on volunteering abroad, missions opportunities and connecting with a different culture.

 

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