Forgiveness 102: Where to start
Do any of these sound familiar?
-—“It takes so much energy to live here. I am not reaching out to my neighbors as I should. What am I doing here? People are supporting me to be here, and I am accomplishing nothing!”
— “I can’t learn the language quickly enough. I am here to share the good news…but it is so difficult to communicate! I hardly have the energy that it takes to interact with people.”
—“I feel guilty spending money on necessities. Many people at home have made sacrifices to support me, and I am financially more secure than my neighbors living around me. I want to travel some place for a quick break. But how can I justify the expense?”
—“I fear writing my support newsletter. I have had to lower my expectations living here; I am not keeping my original commitments. How can I share that and expect their support to continue?”
Then this workshop is for you!
Christ died for your sins . . . but sometimes it’s tricky to sort out healthy guilt, unhealthy guilt, and shame, especially as a cross-cultural worker. Knowing the difference is good, but it’s only the first step. Now what? In this workshop Shonna will help you identify what you are experiencing (healthy? or unhealthy?) but even more, what to DO about it. How can you not only know what forgiveness is (Forgiveness 101) and help others experience it (Forgiveness 103), but experience it yourself. Don’t jump over this crucial 102 piece of the equation.
Shonna Ingram bio:
Shonna Ingram has been involved in cross-cultural work since 2007, when she and her family of six headed to Tanzania, East Africa to translate the Bible. Since then she has experienced many of life’s ambiguous transitions and she knew since the beginning of her ministry she wanted to support others in their transitions. She has become a Master Trauma Healing Facilitator and Career Transitions Specialist; this combination has given her a unique approach to working with cross-cultural workers. She is the founder of the Renewed Hope Approach and is the author of Your Path to Renewed Hope workbook series in which she provides practical processing tools to help create a new hope for the next life season.