Flexibility and adaptability are important traits when working in other cultures. Cross-cultural training is very important for success. Be humble in building relationships. Those who preserver in building relationships and handling changes gracefully have the greatest chance of success. Look to send people with successful relationships and ministry in their home culture. Single people may have extra pressures. Be convinced that past issues of relational or sexual brokenness are well resolved least the pressures of cross-cultural ministry lead to serious problems for the individual, the ministry team and the local people. A developed and practiced spiritual life is essential.