Culture shock is what happens when someone travels to a new place and feels overwhelmed by the differences between the new place and their home. This experience is normal for anyone in a new culture. However, we can limit and manage this by learning as much about the culture as possible before going.
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I pray that you are doing well. (Mention how you know the person, group, or church and add any personal discourse here).
Joe is going on a short–term mission trip. He’s very excited. So excited in fact, that it seems he can’t focus on anything else. At the airport, he pays no attention to his surroundings and his teammates continuously must tell him what’s going on. He gets lost in his thoughts and doesn’t hear any of the things the team leader is trying to tell the group.
We all have our own expectations for how people should behave in public. Often, we aren’t even aware of these expectations until we see someone behave differently. When this happens, our natural reaction is to think the other person’s behavior is wrong and ours’ is right.
Picture this: you wake up in the morning only to realize your alarm didn’t go off and now you’re going to be late for work. You get ready as fast as you can and run outside only to realize it’s pouring rain. You’re soaking wet by the time you get to work.
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