Providing support across the globe to missionaries on the fringe.
I recently found an interesting article about how to help missionaries when they are moving back to their home country after being on the field. After, spending almost three years in Africa, I felt like a forigner in my own culture and I found articles like helpful because it provides helpful suggestions for both the missionary and their supporters.
"When many missionaries come off the field, churches and families don’t know what to say and the missionaries themselves don’t know how to move forward.
Those interviewed for this article represent a range of situations—decades of service and brief experiences, successful ministries and fruitless ventures, expulsion, burnout, family health issues, and redefined purposes. Despite their different circumstances, their responses were strikingly similar.
There is a growing supply of research about why missionaries leave their fields and how to prevent undesirable attrition, but there isn’t much about how churches and individuals can help the missionary family standing right in front of them. Here is a start."
Read the full article here
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In just a couple of weeks The Justice Confrence Surrey will be taking place at Relate Church in Surrey. It is a two day event that focuses on creating a dialouge and action around justice related issues. The confrence is a live simulcaset of the Justice Confrence in Los Angeles.
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A few days ago, missionary Manie Van den Heever posted about the difficulties and blessings of having to raise your own support.
Here's a bit of what he had to say:
"Serving in a ministry like ours, one can feel quite lonely at times, especially when faced with a crisis or need that you don’t even know where to begin trying to meet it. It is amazing to experience the love and help that the Lord raises up in times like those, often from a quarter where we would have not at all expected it. Then I realize all over again what a blessing it is to have people serving the Lord with us. So, I praise the Lord for putting us in a situation where we are forced, as it were, to share our lives with others, so we can know the blessing of many people being involved, not only in our lives, but in God’s work as a result."
Read the full post here.
What do you think? What are the biggest challenges and blessings that come with raising support for missions?
Giving Tuesday is fast approaching! We're encouraging all of our supporters to send out some extra love on December 3rd. Whether it's starting a fundraiser, sending a note of encouragement, or sponsoring a child - we're excited to give back this season.
One simple way we're asking supporters to give back is by texting GTLOVE to short code 20222 to donate $10 to Love Global. This is a quick and easy way to make a big difference. Will you join us?
You don't need to wait until next Tuesday, we're ramping up with text donations this week too!
Thanks in advance for your support. We're so thankful for the great community of missionaries and supporters here at Love Global!
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