How can I encourage our missionaries in their work?

First, you need to know them.  Know their goals and strategies; learn their ministries strengths and inclinations; find out what aspects of their work, local culture, language learning, administration, housing situation, etc. create concerns.

Try to get them to open up and share what going on beneath the surface in their heart and mind.

Shepherd them; encourage them; point them to specific Scriptures; hold them accountable in the spiritual life. 

Send them a book or DVD or Internet link that would encourage them, or bring them joy or laughter.

Get them connected to affinity groups or families in your church – people that will follow up in those interest areas or hobbies.

 


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