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4 Reasons Why Staying in Touch With Missions After Returning Home Is a Good Idea

Have you recently returned home from a mission assignment and now feel a sense of loss and disorientation? You are experiencing a certain level of re-entry adjustment. What used to be your home culture doesn’t feel like it anymore. It’s a kind of culture shock all over again. But the issue goes deeper: You are …

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5 Tips for Long-distance Grandparenting

Many missionary kids are separated from their grandparents by a great distance. Vice versa, many missionaries can feel disconnected from their grandchildren in the homeland. The following ideas on long-distance grandparenting are adapted from Charmaine L. Ciardi’s 1995 book, The Magic of Grandparenting. Try them yourself or share them with your child’s long-distance grandparents: Buy …

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