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Third Culture Kids

Robert Brown and his sister along with Helen Pearl Scott and Boyd Reese. Their parents moved to the Rhodesias in the mid 1920's.

Culturally, the child of a missionary does not belong to the first culture (of the parents) or the second (of the mission field).  Instead, the child belongs to a unique mixture, the third culture—which can leave the child feeling out of place in the first and the second.  Unrecognized and unresolved issues can affect an entire life-time.  Fortunately, recent research along with abundant experience can assist both parents and children.

Roy (now deceased) and Jaxie Palmer reared eight children on two mission fields.

InterMission members are committed to helping Third Culture Kids in their transitions.  We believe they need tools which will help them throughout life.  They also need to know they are not alone; they need to meet and come to love many other kids just like themselves.  InterMission hosts a camp each summer called Global Reunion specifically for TCKs.  InterMission also has special classes for TCKs at each ReEntry and InterNational InterMission.

 

To see photos of Global Reunion, ReEntry and InterNational InterMissions, click on the link or go to History.

Do you want to attend an InterMission event? Find out if you qualify. Fill out one registration per family unit for ReEntry or InterNational InterMission events; each family member who will attend Global Reunion must register individually.

Please fill out our contact form and tell us where you work and the congregation that supports you.

News and upcoming events

RE-ENTRY INTERMISSION

 

The last Re-Entry was held in Edmond , OK on Friday and Saturday, September 11-12, 2020.  It was an intensive two days filled with discussion on subjects such as fitting into the American church and adjusting to American culture. There will be separate classes for children. 

Local Christians provided food and housing making the event free to participants.

 

 

Our team is eager to spend two days  hearing your stories and sharing ours, and providing you with a refreshing time of learning and fellowship. We look forward to planning our next 2-day Re-entry weekend soon.

 

 

GLOBAL REUNION

 

Please join us as we once again have. Global Reunion. We be coming together in Edmond, OK, from July 19-23, 2021. Registration is happening now. 

 

 

 

InterNational InterMission

 

The last InterMission was held during Easter weekend, April 18-22, 2019, at Brackenhurst Conference and Training Centre, Nairobi, Kenya.

 

We have been dialoging with people in Equador working to arrange the next InterNational InterMission. Since 2020 has met with worldwide difficulites, we are aiming for 2022, late winter or early spring.