Thursday, January 17, 2013

Serving as Senders!

There are many out there reading this blog wondering how they might participate in this work. Well, let me assure you there is no lack of opportunity. Perhaps the better question is “How has God gifted you?” and “What is He asking you to do?”

Check out the list below for ideas...

Prayer Maniacs (Prayer Support)
These people feel called to pray for me specifically (spiritual, emotional, physical needs). They are willing to wear holes in their jeans as they lift up the day to day emergencies while on the field. This group moves mountains with faithful intercession. The importance of their work cannot be overstated. They are essential to the tearing down of strongholds for the work of the ministry.

Cheer Squad (Moral Support)
These sweet ones make a point of encouraging me and spurring me on to good works. They specialize in finding new ways for me to be encouraged and loved as I serve (i.e. packages, letters, supplies, etc.) But they also help remind those here in the states of what I’m doing, even getting new people on my team.

Nuts & Bolts
(Logistic Support)
This nutty crew helps me with the details of life here in the States. They help me with things that I cannot get accomplished overseas (i.e. emergency paperwork, banking, fund raising ideas, etc.). They are the “get’er done” kind of people with a heart to serve practically.

Watering Can (Spiritual Support)
This group’s goal is to make sure I’m getting spiritually fed. They hold me accountable to daily devotions, send me bible studies, sermons on CDs, and/or find other ways to water my dusty soul. This area is constantly attacked in the field, and I need massive reinforcements.

Hilarious Givers (Financial Support)
These people are those who deem giving to be an act of joyful worship and they desire to do it hilariously. They recognize that we have nothing but that which God has provided and want to see God work powerfully in the mission field.

Foreign Correspondents (Communication Support)
These lovely ones put pen to paper and send regular letters (or emails) full of news from back home (i.e. newspaper cutouts, fun recipes, pictures their kids paint). They write about the latest news and don’t let me miss out on special event (marriages, births, conferences and even deaths) in the church body. They help me stay in touch so when I get home after years in the field, I don’t feel like a stranger.

So the question is... do you want to be on the Team?

If your answer is ‘Yes!’ then contact me and I’ll tie you in and let you know the current needs.