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April 19, 2004

Raising Resilient Kids

Last month, I got a copy of Raising Resilient MKs, a collection of essays aimed at helping families and others understand and support children on the mission field. Reading the book has had me on a roller-coaster of being more strongly committed to missions work--and then wondering how my kids are going to make it growing up so. . . differently.

One of the key people in advocating for TCKs (Third-Culture Kids/Trans-Culture Kids) has been David Pollock. Some of his essays felt like a personal gift to me, where I am with my children. And so it was with great sadness to hear of his sudden illness. David Pollock passed away from this life and into the presence of the Lord he served on Easter Sunday. He was in Vienna. It meant a lot to me to know his wife and children were with him--a testimony of family unity reflecting his life's work helping other families.


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Hey! Thanks for the "heads-up" on this! We were given a brief introduction to the idea of TCK's before our move here, but I had pretty much forgotten about it. Thanks for letting me know about the web site! I'm off to go read it now! (And no, you hadn't mentioned it before - so you aren't crazy....) wink wink!

Posted by: Marla at April 20, 2004 07:20 AM

Another "it's a small world" moment. David's son Michael, who is now working in China, was a member of my soon-to-be-former church.

Posted by: Valerie (Kyriosity) at April 20, 2004 03:56 PM

I didn't know he died. I knew two of his sons at Houghton. One of them was supposed to be my freshman roommate, but . . . well that's a long story. David always seemed like a sharp guy to me. Heard him speak several times.

Posted by: lenise at April 21, 2004 03:11 AM

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