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8 Resources When You Are in the Valley

by Amy Young on February 18, 2019

To those of you who are walking through the Valley of the Shadow of Death, can I just tell you how brave you are? You might not think of yourself as being brave at the moment, but you are. You are brave to get up day after day and interact with people. You are brave […]

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Have You Read?

by Amy Young on March 16, 2018

As the author of Looming Transitions: Starting and Finishing Well in Cross-Cultural Service, I can tell when people have a Looming Transition by looking at my Amazon sales page. This makes me happy. Not for the reasons you might think. True, every time a book sells, I earn a few dollars. But ain’t nobody writing books for missionaries […]

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It was an accident!

by Jonathan Trotter on May 3, 2017

I never wanted to be a writer. Ever. My first article for A Life Overseas was only the second article I’d ever written. Seriously. But God retains his sense of humor, and I retain my sense of gratitude. I’m grateful for the leaders of the site who gave me the bandwidth, and I’m grateful for you, […]

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The Gaping Hole in the Modern Missions Movement {part 2}

by Jonathan Trotter on April 4, 2016

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Thanks for joining us for Part 2! If you missed yesterday’s post, you can read it here. Here are some resources for filling in the gaping whole. This is pretty much the opposite of an exhaustive list, so please feel free to share any books, music, videos, etc. that have helped you dive into the Psalms, […]

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 Looming Transitions: starting and finishing well in cross-cultural service, a book I wrote with you in mind, was launched this week. I love to hear the back-stories on books or movies, so thought I’d share with you how this book came to be. In 2007 I transitioned back to China after a three year study […]

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Resources For Men Serving Cross-Culturally

by Amy Young on September 28, 2015

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I received the following email from a man I’d met at MTI’s Debriefing and Renewal. Brian, his wife, and I were in the same debriefing group. I was recently talking to a former missionary friend of mine who was going through some tough times in his re-entry to the States despite the fact that he has […]

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Debriefing Resources

by Angie Washington on November 28, 2014

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Thanks to the facebook followers of our A Life Overseas page we have a list of debriefing resource links. Please share any resources you have found helpful. We would love to bulk up the list with resources around the globe. Other names for debriefing include: home assignment, re-entry counseling, member care, and processing for repatriation. […]

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Sink and a Dolphin Will Catch You

by Angie Washington on January 7, 2014

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Though pixilated, I can see she is attentive. Her words come through clearly, even if the imaged is delayed. Our weekly Skype sessions have been a lifesaver during a very desperate time in my life. If you would have told me a year ago I would be seeing a counselor I would have rebuked you […]

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