Published on September 26th, 2015 | by Discussion Questions

How do I adjust to life after a mission trip?

BENJAMIN WRITES: I spent a chunk of my summer in Latvia (Eastern Europe) running a music camp and interacting with Latvian youth. Since getting home, I can’t seem to get back to normal. I’ve read articles about post-mission trip adjustment, but the emotional fallout seems to run in an endless cycle.

I can’t stop missing dear Latvian friends, feeling out of place in American culture, and feeling like I’m kind of drifting along without any real direction after the clearly-defined purposefulness I felt in Latvia. It’s not my first international mission trip, but I’ve never felt quite so disconnected from myself and my own life as I do this time.

How do you deal with this kind of emotional “drifting”?

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