10 Questions We Get

Humanity continues to be curious and puzzled with or in any situation. That is part of us being a relational human being, created in the image of God. We are drawn to inquire for information. That’s why, when we are faced with very curious questions from people, we take it not as an offense or rude behavior, but an opportunity for us to know the person inquiring, start a conversation or even pray for the person.

Here are the 10 curious questions we’ve encountered so far:

  1. Why did you move to the Philippines?
  2. Why Dumaguete? Are you from Dumaguete? (referring to me)
  3. What is a missionary?
  4. Why don’t you have a car?
  5. How big is your house in the states?
  6. What do you do for living? What kind of work is that?
  7. How much do you make per month?
  8. What is a homeschool? Who is your homeschool provider?
  9. How much is your house rent?
  10. When are you going back to the states?

Questions we get usually can be odd or unusual that one can view it as rude. The questions above are probably not offensive for some but for others, it can be taken “unethical” or just too personal.

For us, we graciously answer people’s questions with the thought that there is nothing personal with the inquiry. It simply provides an opportunity to allow the person to know us more and vice versa.

How about you? What are the “odd” questions you’ve faced? At work, at school or within your mom groups? How do you graciously answer it?

“Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behavior his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom.”

James 3:13


“Let your gentleness be known to all men; the Lord is at hand.”

Philippians 4:5

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