Living in another country and culture that is not your own can be both exciting and overwhelming. There are ups and downs, good times and bad times, victories and defeats. Have you ever lived overseas or in a different culture? Here are a few of the joys and hardships of cross-cultural living.
Enjoyable and lasting friendships
Sharing the gospel with millions of people who have never heard of Jesus
Doing something we whole-heartedly believe in
Developing a greater understanding for God’s love and heart for the world
Fresh and cheap food
Getting to know yourself better
Learning how to live, thrive, and find joy in the uncomfortable
Trusting in God’s provision in all areas of life: financially, emotionally and spiritually
Being challenged to rely more fully on God
Being homesick and missing friends and family
Not being fully known or understood by either our passport country or our host country
Bartering when you’re out and about in the markets
Learning where to focus your time
Learning to rely on God for everything including, finances, energy, joy, peace, health, food, rest, etc.
Driving a vehicle in the elements (rain, wind, beating down heat)
Have you ever lived cross-culturally?
We’d love to hear about your experience.