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TCK Voices: Back and Forth Between America and England

Everyone has struggles, and while TCKs have unique ones, everyone feels their struggles are unique to them. Find what you can connect with in another person’s story and see how you can encourage them through those similarities. Don’t give up telling your story …

To the Non-Missionary Kid: You Have a Mission

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I’m not a missionary kid. People often assume that I am and are confused when I try to clarify: Yes, I’m a Christian. Yes, my family lives in a “foreign” country. But no, we’re not missionaries in the technical sense of the word. Somehow, admitting to the fact produces a sense of inferiority. Where’s the purpose in “just living” in South America when I’m not doing special mission work?

TCK Voices: Adapting to New Cultures

TCK Voices Hannah Broman

One of the hardest things about being a TCK is that I don’t (and can’t) behave the way people expect me to based on my outward appearance. People tend to expect me to behave like the stereotypical American, and I just can’t, because I am mostly Asian on the inside …

TCK Voices: An American-at-Heart South African 

I’ve really struggled to make friends over the years. Because I’ve moved around a lot, there are very few people I know well enough to be good friends with. And most of my friendships are long-distance, which takes a lot of energy and commitment to keep up…

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