At the beginning of the year, Lauren, our wonderful school counselor, ran a session for our staff on the topic of cultural adaptation and adjustment. I was thankful for the session then, but am thankful even more now as I start to really feel the effects of culture shock in a major way.
Lauren showed us this graph, which charts a typical missionary’s outlook throughout their first year on the mission field. You can see from the arrow where exactly I am falling in my overall journey towards adaptation and feelings toward Africa. Prayers are much appreciated. 🙂