What’s your opinion? Mine varies, but in general, I’ve concluded (after doing this for about 31 years) that it takes about 5 years for one of our workers to really start understanding the turf, feeling the groove, speaking the language without pause or frustration, and, in general, producing. So — you can understand then — how my heart goes out to the worker who leaves after just 2 years. In general, he or she is leaving before the real feeling of fulfillment can set in. As a result, I’m afraid the shorter stint (2 years or so) might actually inoculate the worker *against* missions. “I tried the missions thing; I just wasn’t cut out for it.” Lord, please bring on more of the 5-year-plus workers! Your thoughts?

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