In 1998 Carissa Alma said goodbye to everything and everyone that she had ever known and loved - trading it all for the joy of following Jesus in a cross-cultural setting. Along with the practical skills and expertise acquired throughout her journey of faith, one overriding conclusion burns most brightly in her life: our call is to the embrace of the Lord Himself. Thriving in Cross Cultural Ministry recounts a story that will be told throughout all eternity. A story filled with Holy Spirit inspired truth. A story that not only offers Godly wisdom and counsel for every missionary, but one that encourages the heart of every believer everywhere - whether at home or abroad.