My husband and I work with an international Christian organization as intercessory missionaries. Most of our duties will always be here at the international headquarters. However, trips are a part of what we do. Since being diagnosed... I don't really know how to pull this off.
When on a mission/ministry trip, you usually eat whatever the group eats, and it is sometimes provided by the people you are there to serve. Missions 101 dictates that you eat whatever is set before you. How do I navigate this scenario with my serious dietary limitations? I obviously can't just eat anything. And naturally gluten free foods are not a guarantee. Traveling internationally adds complicating factors in trying to bring my own food.
How do I politely refuse the food? And... how do I eat when I am there? Do I just need to avoid these mission/ministry trips? The last thing you want to be when going to serve is high maintenance.
Does anyone have experience with this kind of thing? Any advice?