We all know that a great way to support and encourage someone is by truly listening to their thoughts, experiences, and feelings. Sometimes it can be challenging to know what questions are helpful to ask. Especially if someone is returning from a mission trip, whether it was a short term trip or they are back after years of service, you may feel a distance from their life on the mission field and your life in your home culture. If that is the case, start by intentionally asking some of these questions. And then, intentionally listen! We are sure that both you and your mission worker friend will be encouraged by the conversation.