Serving with ELIC has become an extremely rewarding experience for those seeking a change in work and focus. As people with rich life experience, those who have reached mid-life or beyond are very valuable resources to their students and fellow teammates. Often, university students are living away from home for the first time and are in great need of a parental figure and role model. A teacher’s presence as a caring and loving instructor provides students with the support they need, while allowing for an opportunity to share true life. We have also found that those who have reached mid-life or beyond have a valuable opportunity to serve as mentors to others on their team, helping them to develop their skills and abilities. Many find that serving in Asia with ELIC is the most strategic and fulfilling venture of their lives.