From Japan to California: Kat's Return Stories - Episode 13


This episode is part 2 of our interview with Kat Borba, teacher, supporter of overseas missionaries, and mother of three. As a newly married couple in their mid twenties, she and her husband, Stephen, became missionaries to Sapporo, Japan for three years. They had hoped to stay for much longer, but after diagnosing their daughter with Moebius syndrome, they knew they needed to return back to the U.S. for a time and season. Reentry was harder than she was given permission to feel, but a week of debriefing and renewal helped her focus on giving herself permission to feel both the yays and the yucks and to reenter slowly. Kat’s stories show us that transition back can be overwhelming, but as the chaos subsides, we can find our place and passions again. 

Kat & Jillian in Inawashiro, Japan - November 2023
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