Jenny just said, "I'm getting stretched here like never before."
Here's the question:
What is the single most stressful thing missionaries endure on the mission field?
Conflict with other missionaries.
Not learning another language or culture shock or financial strain or bugs or sickness or how to eat grubs.
Surprised? We were. And we started learning today how we handle conflict. And Jenny and I handle it differently. Her motto: "Just do it". Mine: "It will work itself out." Haha. Of course we knew that about each other, but what we hadn't spent much time thinking about is how we will handle conflict when we hit it in Guatemala where we will be under the strain of another culture, two foreign languages and having some tummy bug make us spend more than the average time in the bathroom.
Our homework for today:
Ask 3 people, "How do I come across in terms of conflict and how does that impact you?"
Should be fun,