Lisa (pseudonym) has spent close to twenty-five years in Asia, serving China and working in the area of member care. She moved with her family to be a light among the people God had put on their hearts. After more than ten years the dream suddenly came to a halt and they had to leave the country heartbroken.

But it wasn’t the end, even if it felt like it at the time.  By God’s grace and the willingness to trust God again, she matched her own experience and her passion and empathy for people with professional experience and training and has since been journeying with many as they prepare to move to China, as they live the roller coaster life in the country with all the ups and down. She has used her own experience to bless others and share some practical best practices.

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It’s Easter. It’s Been a Long Time. Why Am I Still Hurting?

Because that’s how grief works. It is not just a once in a lifetime thing, it comes back at unexpected moments.

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Counseling in China—More “Same Same, but Different”

In the wake of COVID-19, what is available and accepted for dealing with mental health issues?

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Lockdown Is Over, but Life Is Still Not Normal

Anxiety and depression have increased around the world during the coronavirus in 2020 and China is no exception.

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So, Are You Ready? Again?

We’ve heard from those who had to leave China and have continued their journeys. Is there anything we can take with us for the journeys we are on?

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In a New Home in Asia

Hearing from those who are in new places and new ministries in Asia.

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Grief—What about the Kids?

What impact does it have on a child who suddenly needs to leave the country that has been home?

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Sometimes It’s the Little Things

The Importance of Grieving Well

These triggers—things that pop up suddenly and unexpectedly in the midst of life today but that take you back to then and there—are perfect examples of how grief triggers work.

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Are You Ready for Transition? Again?

“Did you ever consider staying home? Getting settled and looking for a job?” This was the burning question I just had to ask.

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Are You Ready? Again?

Before you are ready again you need to be fairly whole and healed from your past experience, otherwise it will be a dark cloud hanging over you, a feeling of something breathing down your neck, or a part of your unhealed heart which will slowly eat you from the inside.

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The Coronavirus Dashed My Dreams

Thoughts from a TCK about Her Senior Year

It wasn’t supposed to be this way. My last semester as a senior was supposed to be fun—and memorable.