Anyone considering cross-cultural mission will have heaps of questions about it. Naomi Reed a returned Interserve Partner from Nepal and author writes a regular column in 'The Pulse' (a Presbyterian magazine published in NSW) and she has kindly offered to share her wisdom shaped by experience with you as you think and pray about cross-cultural mission service.
The articles are available below as PDFs.
How can I prepare to go?
How can I support?
How do I keep on praying?
How do I know if I should go?
How will I learn the language?
Is it word or deed?
Is there an ideal missionary personality?
What about culture shock?
What about my career?
What about short mission trips?
What about short mission trips? (part 2)
What about the grandparents?
What about the paper chains?
What does it mean to be in partnership with God?
What will it acheive?
What is so hard about re-entry?
What is so hard about re-entry? (Part two)
Where is the common ground?
What is my motivation?
What if I am too old?
What about my health issues?
How do I know when it's time to come home?
Is there such a thing as time off?
What's the deal with hot showers?