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When Ethan Allen Freaks You Out

What global servants know, but can struggle to articulate is how hard it is to just be like everybody else: To no longer be introduced as “this amazing person who does this incredible work in __________________.”

Now, I’m 100% sure nobody seeks those accolades, that’s not why you served. In fact, most missionaries I know tire of the pedestal, but over time the nice things people say about your courage and selflessness become part of the narrative.

Until the day you find yourself furniture shopping for a house you bought in the suburbs of Phoenix and wondering what the heck that means for your identity.