The Rudowske family served in translation ministry with the Shekgalagari Bible Translation Project. Rebecca, her sister and three brothers, along with parents Rich and Maya, are currently living in the U.S. Rich serves as the director for international program ministries based at the LBT Service Center.
What’s your history?
I was born in St. Louis, Missouri, and we moved to Botswana when I was 4½. I’ve only lived in the U.S. and Botswana, but I’ve visited Namibia.
What is it like to live in the United States after growing up in a different country and culture?
Most things are easier, but some things are harder. Making friends is easier here, but math is harder to learn here. I can go to the park here, whereas we couldn’t go in Botswana.
What do you miss most about living on the mission field? What do you miss the least?
I really miss my good friend Rosalie. I also miss playing out in the rain and the big puddles and mud at the end of our driveway. I miss our dog, Buster, and Louise, Katherine’s cat.
I miss the heat. When I was out in the sun, I always felt like I was going to go to sleep.
I don’t miss the boarding school in Botswana. It was really hard living with people that I didn’t know.
What is your favorite memory of living overseas?
Being on Larucama’s farm. It had horses.