Missionaries who live and serve cross-culturally experience unique blessings and stresses. They need your help in order to be effective in their life and ministry. Here are a few ideas to get you started.
Be an Effective Sending Church
Do you serve on the missions' team at your local church? Help the church to be an effective sending church of missionaries. These ideas and models will enable you to ensure that the missionaries you send and support are functioning in a healthy, productive, and God honoring way.
- Taking a moment to care for a missionary can have eternal dividends. There are many ways to encourage a missionary: email, send a note or package, provide practical help when they are on home assignment (e.g.: loan them a car when they are in your area), consider visiting them in their country (not possible in all locations), or respond promptly to any needs they express. Consider these ideas in reaching out to those who are reaching out to others. The Bible says, "those who refresh others will themselves be refreshed."
- Missionaries need your financial support to remain in their ministry locations. Without churches and individuals who partner with them financially, missionaries would not be able to fulfill the call of God on their lives. The Lord provides for his people through his people. To donate, visit our list of projects and give online or mail a check to the CPW office.
- A key way to partner with our missionary God and a missionary's ministry is through prayer. Ask to receive a missionary's prayer updates or become a local partner in CPW 3D for monthly updates on God's work in our local and global church planting projects.