“Stephanie is very discouraged,” her husband updated everyone in a newsletter. “She lost so much in the change her hometown, native culture, stability, career, identity, and children that were left behind at college. Please pray that God will help her trust His calling, work through the grief concerning all the losses in her life, and establish friendships and personal disciplines so that she can thrive here. It’s crucial.”
Rob and Stephanie recently became missionaries in Western Europe where Rob accepted the pastoral position at an international church.
Stephanie’s adjustment is crucial to both their effectiveness and longevity on the mission field. But who is caring or even praying for her? Her friends envision her on an extended European vacation. Yet, she has lost her entire support network and is grieving.
Rob stepped into a clearly defined role and wants to make a good impression. While Stephanie needs for Rob to be exceptionally caring and sensitive to her situation, Rob is more distracted than ever.
An experienced coach with cross-cultural experience could be invaluable to this couple during this phase of their transition.