A story directly from a student dealing with a serious snag.
"My brother moved to East Asia a couple years ago, and it was quite a roller coaster within my family. Both my parent's were supportive Christian parents, but my brother's move was very emotional and came somewhat unexpectedly. Mainly, both my brother and I were setup for a successful career after our academic and personal success in college. Why would we "throw it away"?
Over these past two years through our (my brother and my) obedience to God, both parents have grown in their faith more than I have ever seen! They have began to see God's heart for the world and become much more at peace with my brother and I moving anywhere the Lord calls. They have even began to develop fruitful ministries of their own.
About a year after my brother moved overseas, I graduated and began working full-time with a college ministry, rather than go into the "working world." Both my parents were extremely supportive and did not have any hesitancy about this decision. My brother and I both live on financial support, and rather than being embarrassed, our parents have grown to appreciate and be excited about our work!