While I Was A Stranger... Elie's Story.


We are strangers living in a strange land. We’re exiles, chosen to be obedient to Christ, scattered as foreigners to be salt and light to the world around us. This obedience to Christ sometimes means that we’ll endure difficult circumstances. We’re not home yet, but we rest assured knowing that someday we will be.

Elie Trabelsie is a stranger living in a strange land. He has the unique challenge of navigating being a Christian living in a world that is not his home and also a foreigner living in a country that is not his homeland. As expected, that has not always been an easy journey for Elie, but he is steadfast in his approach to following Jesus and making His name known. Here is Elie’s story of being a stranger.