Back in December we hosted a team of short termers for a month. It was a great experience and we really enjoyed getting to know and work alongside a new group of people. We had the privilage of hosting a wonderful midwife from Florida, Everly. (Yes, we did get our daughter's name from her!) I really enjoyed getting to know Everly and having another female to talk to, especially one who loves pregnancy and birth like I do! As I got to know Everly I really appreciated her raw desire to seek God and wrestle through the realities you may face on the mission field.
She wrote about some of these realities on this post I think she did a great job and I recommend reading it. Yes, it is kind of a weird recommendation because some of it is about us, but it is true of many people we've met and situations we have witnessed. Check it out.