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Youth Ministry Reflections: Transition and Culture

One of my favorite tools I always carry around with are my rubber ducks that I call my “yay” and “yuck” ducks. These two ducks always swim together even though they’re opposite. This activity introduces the term paradox (from ages 2 year old to adult) and it describes the missionary life incredibly For example, saying good-byes to friends in our home country is sad, and also it means that you have loved well and there is something so good and happy about that. The paradox of transition is “the best of times and the worst of times.” Very frequently if we focus only on the “yays,” the unprocessed grief can lead to years of counseling in later adult years.

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