About 10 years ago, we hosted a construction work team of about 5 guys who drove down here from Texas to work on the community center project. One of these men who I got to know for the first time on that trip later finished his master’s degree at DTS and joined TEAM as a missionary to Taiwan.
In a recent post on his personal/ministry blog, Joseph Swanson shared some thoughts about things he misses from America in his life as a missionary. He clarifies that it’s not really things missed from the USA per se (as in food or culture) but rather from his life experience in the USA. I found that I relate pretty well to pretty much everything he wrote.
So, in this post of mine, I just want to direct you to Joseph’s post. I think many missionaries (perhaps especially men?) can relate to these thoughts as I do. If you aren’t a missionary yourself and have no thought of becoming one, perhaps you’ll find it helpful to read as a way to better understand a missionary you may know. Hopefully, I am one of them!
Pleas read it at the following link:
Two Complicated Things I Miss From America (this will open in a new browser tab)