Thankful and blessed

“I arrived at Alongside bursting with pain, disappointment, and broken dreams. My life and work in the Muslim world had been costly in so many ways … Alongside has been a haven to me. Here I found a place where I was not merely heard, but understood, by a staff who knows the challenges I face in cross-cultural ministry. I found a community of others who were struggling with similar heartbreaks and challenges. As I leave here, new and invaluable tools are bursting forth from my tool belt, ones that I must continue learning to wield, that will eventually help me re-embrace my unique role in the building of God’s Kingdom. I am prepared and equipped to continue this healing process and face the changes, challenges and tough decisions that await me. I am thankful. I am blessed.”

A missionary from the Middle East