You’ve made the leap and said yes to serving God cross-culturally. You’re anticipating your big adventure and prepared to serve whatever the cost. But now the questions and practicalities flood in: How do I make friends quickly? How will I fit into the new culture? Do I have anything of value to offer? (And what if I don’t like the food?)
Amy Young, viral communicator and veteran of eighteen years in China,guides you through the maze of your first year on the field. With storytelling and research, she offers encouragement, practical tips, and plenty of humor to help you navigate the unexpected cultural, emotional, interpersonal, and spiritual aspects you’ll face.
Getting Started enables you to glean from those who have gone before you, to stay close to God, and to grow in cultural knowledge–all the while flourishing in fulfilling your call.
A note from the Author
I wrote Getting Started to guide first year folks, maybe you, through the maze of their first year on the field. With storytelling and research, you will find encouragement, practical tips, and plenty of humor to help you navigate the unexpected cultural, emotional, interpersonal, and spiritual aspects you’ll face.
Here’s a look at the Table of Contents:
1 — Before You Go
2 — Somewhere Between Awful and Amazing
3 — Welcome to You
4 — You Will Be Too (Something)
5 — Torn Between Worlds
6 — God and You
7 — New Relationships (But Not with People)
8 — Four Languages You Didn’t Know You’d Learn
9 — Culture and Team (Finally!)
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