"This season has been really tough with anew baby and two toddlers in a foreign country. I have been stretched thin, emotionally depleted and mentally tired, and I was so thankful Whitney decided to do an online connect with Encouraging Expat. It is a great time to hear women in similar seasons feel encouraged and keep pressing forward in my faith."
–Megan M. (United States)
DOES THIS SOUND FAMILIAR?
You want to be settled and grow deeper in your faith abroad, but no one is telling you how to do it.
Let's face it--there's nothing more frustrating than lack of community when you land in a new place. You are left to figure things out on your own leaving you utterly overwhelmed and questioning your decision to move abroad. And there's nothing more disheartening than sitting in confusion, doubting your faith (in God and yourself), and no one to turn to.
You are doing a great job managing, but you know in your heart you should feel more settled and at peace by now. Maybe you've joined local FB groups and tried to meet up with other ladies, but you're still not finding your tribe.
Does this sound like you?
Not finding the right church? More introverted than extrovert? Pressing health concerns or homesickness got you down? Even having basic free time and energy at the end of the day is draining. You are exhausted and feel like you have nowhere to turn.
Other people make it look easy. But for you, it's been anything but. You thought that the hard part was going to be the logistics of finding housing and getting everything set up. But as it turns out, that was only the beginning. Now the emotions are hitting and you realize you're missing something more.
And you're not alone.
The truth is- diving into expat life surrounded by a genuine tribe of Christian women is a game changer. One that will inspire you, provide momentum, and even grow your faith.
What if there was a way to make sure you have that?
HELLO, I'M WHITNEY!
And I want to be your ENCOURAGING EXPAT.
When I said YES to my first international move, I thought I knew what I was doing. When in reality, I left the United States 6 months pregnant with a 16 month old in tow - COMPLETELY naive to what was waiting for us on the other side of the world. The thrill was exciting, but getting settled was beyond overwhelming.
One day, I decided to quit grumbling and give it to God. ALL OF IT. I felt lighter, but the next couple of months crawled by as I knew I needed something more. Something deeper. My tribe. They restored my faith in myself and helped me develop a structured system to finally feel settled in southeast Asia...and then, do it all over again in Germany a couple of years later and also gather my wits during repatriation a couple of months ago.
During one harsh winter lockdown, I quickly realized how many other expat women around the world were desperately seeking Christian connection in their host country and could not find it. And that, my friends, was when the Encouraging Expat Society was born.
God planted a seed for this community in my heart, and it has since grown confidence, rooted faith, and developed solid friendships from all corners of the globe. This group is a blessing to me, and I know it will change your heart the same way it helped mine!
"Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go." -Joshua 1:9
CONSIDER WHAT'S POSSIBLE...
Imagine having a built-in community of support. Sisters in Christ across the globe, ready to take action and encourage you daily.
Here's what that would look like....
Enjoy a complete enriching guide of getting into the Bible.
Knowing you are not alone through your daily struggles no matter the time zone.
Feel confident about putting yourself out there without having to leave the comfort of your home.
Having an army of women willing to pray for you is POWERFUL.
Develop genuine friendships from various cultures around the world.
Taking these connections with you wherever your journey goes!
"The "expat life" was hard at the beginning, but then I joined the group last winter. And it has helped me a lot. With the worldwide pandemic, speaking with the girls mattered a lot...encouraging each other, praying together...thankful for the experience."
–Andreea G. (Romania)
INTRODUCING THE ENCOURAGING EXPAT SOCIETY
A genuine community to alleviate stress, encourage your journey, and grow your faith in Jesus.
What more could you ask for when repatriating or landing in a new country?
THE ENCOURAGING EXPAT SOCIETY is a different kind of community. Think small group at church but on a different scale. While we can't meet physically, we can always be in the wings for each other any time of day. The beauty of a global community is having someone present- no matter the time zone. Various backgrounds, family structure, and career goals keep things vibrant, yet we all have one common thread. The most important thread... to belong and felt heard.
THE ENCOURAGING EXPAT SOCIETY was originally created out of necessity during a harsh winter lockdown in Germany. What started local and small quickly grew to span women from 30 different countries.
If you are an expat/repat looking for connection and support, this is an opportunity that I promise you will not want to miss.
"I really enjoy hearing all the different stories and seeing that we all have one thing in common- trying to adapt our lives to a different lifestyle without judging and without comparing. I love that."
–Nadja S. (Germany)
WHAT SETS THE ENCOURAGING EXPAT APART?
Created by an expat momma who wants to invite you into a vibrant community of support for your adventure.
Many expats think it's difficult to find a new church, solidify a Christian network, or simply don't have the energy for one.more.thing. at the end of the week.
Below are the five key elements THE ENCOURAGING EXPAT will gift you:
Friendships will be instant. The connections are present and the bonds will be strong and flourish.
Those friends will become accountability parters overnight. No matter the time zone difference, people will show up for you.
Friendships founded and accountability partners created. Next, come the devotionals to inspire you. That inspiration will become a fearless motivation to keep going!
The very best way to build momentum and keep moving forward is telling stories. Getting your memories out into the world will alleviate stress, and teachothers they are not alone.
Honing these skills amongst other women is a workable talent. Putting yourself out there by sharing your story will guide, motivate, and inspire others in this new found journey.
"The Encouraging Expat offered me a chance to reconnect with new and old friends. Discussions were focused, purposeful and enjoyable. It was the highlight of my week, giving me something to look forward to during a very difficult time for us all."
–Elena O. (United States)
HERE'S WHAT'S INCLUDED...
Access all the tools you need to gain confidence in your physical + spiritual journey abroad.
When you join The Encouraging Expat Society, you will have instant access to all the tools you need to make genuine connections, grow your faith, and get settled in your new space. Our happy members are equipped with the tools on how to pray and approach each new situation in a foreign country, so you'll never wonder what your next step should be.
THEME SPECIFIC MONTHLY DEVOTIONAL
Let's face it. It's tough to find devotionals specifically tailored to living abroad in a foreign country. Each month, a fresh workbook will be delivered straight to you focusing on how we approach certain topics in our new environments- such as trust, thankfulness, forgiveness, and hope.
4 LIVE community chats supporting one another and fostering accountability.
Instant access to our private, community group.
Weekly motivational emails to keep you on track and inspired for the challenges ahead.
Monthly prayer night focused on your requests of thankfulness and need.
I know in my heart this community will have an incredibly positive impact on you. However if you are unsatisfied with the process, I will provide a full refund within 30 days of purchase. In order for the request to be valid, you must first do the work. A completed devotional workbook must be submitted for review in order to validate a refund.
"Whitney is a light that shines so brightly; you can’t help but smile when you are around her!"
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS....
Is The Encouraging Expat Right For Me?
WHAT'S INCLUDED WITH THE ENCOURAGING EXPAT?
Each month, a new devotional workbook will be delivered digitally straight to your inbox. We will connect virtually 3x/month: 4 encouragement calls & 1 focused prayer night. On going support and friendship is available 24/7 through the private, community group. You will also receive a weekly email to keep you uplifted and inspired.
WHAT WILL I GAIN?
By joining The Encouraging Expat Society you will gather:
Feeling Connected and Empowered
CAN I GET A PHYSICAL COPY?
At this time our monthly devotionals are only available in digital PDF format. You can print the entire bundle and have it bound or keep it in a 3-ring binder, or you can print just the pages you need.
HOW SOON AFTER PURCHASING WILL I RECEIVE MY PRODUCT?
The devotional workbook will be delivered digitally, via the email address you provide at checkout. It should arrive on the 1st of every month. If it doesn't, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
HOW DO I KNOW WHETHER THE ENCOURAGING EXPAT IS RIGHT FOR ME?
This community was created to build up and support Christian women who have relocated to a foreign country. Do you fit this simple yet unique mold? Then, join us!
WHAT IF I CAN'T MAKE THE LIVE CHATS?
BUMMER! The live community sessions are where members get the most value. Experiencing the fellowship and engagement with others in the moment is priceless. However if you cannot attend, an overview email will be sent out following the call.
HOW DOES THE MEMBERSHIP WORK?
When you receive the devotional workbook, it is best to work through the lessons individually and then we will discuss them on the next call. Throughout the month, members can find support and encouragement from the community via the private, community group. Once a month, we will have a virtual night of prayer. And be on the lookout each week for a motivational nudge of inspiration!
WHAT'S THE INVESTMENT?
For only $12.99/month, you will feel calm, confident, and connected with other expat women walking in your same shoes. Ditch the overwhelm and join us! You weren't meant to do this alone.
WHAT IS YOUR RETURN POLICY?
This community will have an incredibly positive impact on you. However if you are unsatisfied with the process, I will provide a full refund within 30 days of purchase. You can't really return digital product. But in order for the request to be valid, you must first do the work. A completed devotional workbook must be submitted for review in order to validate a refund.
COME, JOIN US!
There's nothing better than ultimately feeling settled and supported no matter where you go!
“As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another." -Proverbs 27:17