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.
You can also expect God to be with you throughout your service, giving you wisdom as you seek Him and enabling you to accomplish what He desires. Expect His victory!