What to expect during service

Whether serving short- or long-term, in a foreign country or at home, prepare for these considerations:
 

  • Culture shock: changes relating to culture, relationships, schedules—everything relating to daily living will change and will take more time. 
  • Spiritual battles: increased resistance from the enemy of our souls.
  • Having to depend more on the Lord.
  • The need to be flexible in relationships with colleagues.