Recently I posted in a debate thread a description of just a very few of the sacrifices made by a young couple I know that just went to Africa this year. A certain individual mocked the sacrifices I mentioned, intimating that believers in America sacrifice just as much. I have to tell you that extremely grieved me. This young couple is risking all for Christ, including their very lives. (Not only are there many diseases which have no vaccines, Boko Haram terrorists are active in the North of their country.) What I want to do on this thread is share some of the things cross-cultural missionaries do or have or risk as opposed to the average believer in the homeland. You are welcome to post from your own experience as a missionary, or as one who has been on a missions trip, or as a friend of missionaries.