Readjusting to their home nation after overseas service can be hard for mission partners. They’re back in a place where they look the part but no longer understand the cultural norms, colloquialisms or systems. Children are expected to slot right in because they’ve entered their passport country, but they may have never lived there before. There’s the emotional struggle of missing people, places and work that they know and love, combined with the pressure of a limited time period to re-boot and find a new job. How can you help?
For more on this topic, check out these blog posts: Returning from overseas mission, Coming home as an angry alien, The pain in returning home, The shame in returning home, The guilt in returning home.
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