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To all of you reading, this is what I would call a “letter from the other side.” I’ve been back home in the States for just over a month now after having served as a missionary in Auckland, New Zealand for just shy of a year. I’ve never had much patience for letting the grass grow beneath my feet, so naturally I hit the ground running doing job applications, playing/attending weddings, home reorganizing, moving, gardening, and visiting family and friends as best I can. In perhaps a not-so-shocking turn of events, it took me a bit longer to process my time in the mission field in between all this running around like a chicken with my head chopped off. However, below you will find my reflections as best I’ve come to understand them.  I loved my time in New Zealand. The country is gorgeous, the people are down to earth, and the coffee is undeniable. It was not at all what I would’ve expected out of my time there, but it was better suited to my skill sets and areas needing growth than I wo