1. This is a big transition for your wife and children, so give attention to make sure they get settled in and adjusted as best as possible to the new geographic location and culture.
2. If you have an experienced Missionary there that you can work with, look to them for some valuable advice.
3. If the Nationals where ever you go welcome you with a feast or meal, eat whatever they give you so as not to offend them. Our first two weeks on the field included a welcome feast where the main course was dog.
4. Do not belittle the Nationals to whom you will be ministering. They are not dumb people because they do not do everything as we do. You will find that sometimes their way of doing something could be a better way to do it.
5. Don’t be a complainer. Let the Nationals see that you are there for the long haul and be genuine with them as to win their trust. This will open the door for you to minister.
Pohnpei; Guam; Hawaii