Opened my heart!
God developed a desire in me for Arab people while I was on the trip. While out there I was able to witness some of the ministry of the long-term workers there and God has put it on my heart to pray for them regularly. Being on the EDGE trip opened my heart to the possibility of being called back to that region long term.
Orientation before leaving to serve overseas was not only helpful, it was vital. It helped to soften the culture shock on arrival, and prevented many potential moments of awkwardness and embarrassment.
~Michael, Arabian Peninsula EDGE trip 2015