The speaker at Perspectives last night said that 50% of Korean missionaries don’t last more than 4 years. He didn’t say why, but he alluded to later the fact that many missionaries don’t have enough preparation and training in cross-cultural sensitivity.
So my claim is that 2nd generation Asian Americans have an advantage in missions in that we’re already culturally sensitive, just because of the situation in which we were raised. We’re already aware of cultural differences. I just think we’re a lot more sensitive to things like that than other people.