Today we have Hannah with us. Welcome, Hannah!
Can you tell us a bit about yourself and the different cultures you are part of?
Hi! My name is Hannah Hill and I’m a 13-year-old PK in Dublin, Ireland. I was born in Ireland and have grown up here, so it’s home. My mom is American and my dad is Irish. I have never been ashamed of being Irish or American. But, it does get kind of embarrassing when people ask you where you are from. I have three brothers living with me, but one is attending his second year in a Baptist college in North Carolina, USA.
What is an advantage of being a TCK?
Probably that I can serve alongside my parents in their ministry and help with little things. Another thing that is great about being a PK is that I can see first hand how God changes lives!
What is the hardest thing about being a TCK?
Probably that I don’t see my grandparents and family in America often.
What is one thing you would like to tell your fellow TCKs?
I am a young teenager who doesn’t know much about life. But let me share with you one of my burdens I see or hear about all the time. There are TCKs who live remotely from other people. They feel discouraged and lonely for friends. The only friends they had or have are most times back in the country they are from. Then they feel inclined to move back there. Not saying that going back to their own country is wrong. But I feel like we can help these TCKs who feel this way.
This is why I love TCKs for Christ. TCKs for Christ is a brilliant website where we can edify other TCKs. I want to suggest that this week we take time to encourage other TCKs. You never know who might need encouragement.