Pray that Third Culture Kids will grow in the ability to show true humility toward everyone (Titus 3:2).
Team Expansion workers use prayer as a strategy to gain momentum among the people group with whom they are serving. Prayerfulness is an excellent virtue to practice involving the whole family. Ask God to teach TCKs to come confidently with their prayer requests, knowing that God is always there for them, answering every prayer according to His will (1 John 5:14-15)
Pray for boldness for every Team Expansion Third Culture Kid. Pray that all TCKs will learn to let their lights shine in these dark places where they are serving with their families (Luke 8:16).
Many missionary children grow up in an arena of political strife, poverty, persecution, or other hardships that can take joy out of life. Ask God to fill Third Culture Kids with the joy given only through Jesus (1 Thessalonians 5:16).
Praise God for families serving together to make the name of Christ known among people who do not know His story. Pray that Third Culture Kids are always kind to each other and to everyone around them (1 Thes 5:15).
Pray that Third Culture Kids would love their neighbor (Luke 10:27), even when their neighbor looks, acts, and dresses differently than they. Pray that they will see their neighbors/friends as God sees them and be able to show and share God’s love with them in safe and appropriate ways.
Biblical self-esteem is an important virtue for TCKs to have to combat the devil’s lies. Pray that TCKs develop a strong self-identity that is rooted in the realization that they are God’s workmanship, created in Christ (Ephesians 2:10).
You might wonder, “What is a Third Culture Kid?”
The answer is seen in a child who is born in one culture/country, i.e. the USA and lives with their family in an adopted culture/country, i.e. Serbia. The child is both American and Serbian, yet neither one. The child may look American but be unfamiliar with US culture. The child has adapted to the Balkans and calls it home, lives and speaks like a Serb, yet has US passport. This child belongs to a third culture, a mixture of two cultures. However, it goes much deeper than passports and visas. There are the emotional, spiritual, physical,and intellectual ingredients to add to a child’s culture. Pray that every Team Expansion Third Culture Kid would find identity in Christ and boldly live for Him.
Team Expansion has over 300 cross-cultural workers serving world wide. Some of our workers are single, some are empty-nesters, but the majority are families with at least 260 children among them! Praise God for sending families to serve and minister to families of other nationalities. Pray for the family unit to be preserved for most effective witness to unbelievers.