In this special issue of their regular “Monthly Care Update,” Kelly and Michele O’Donnell give special attention to the strong tensile strength required to serve cross-culturally. It’s a super-great point — and one which he emphasized heavily during a global gathering of our org’s missionaries from around the world. (In fact, they asked us to write a couple of backgrounders for this issue, introducing his topic. Thanks Kelly and Michele!) His presentations were rich in content and he has provided them in full in this edition.