Only approximately 15% of those who make an initial commitment to become a missionary actually make it to the field. Of those who get to the field, less than half remain more than 5 years due to attrition. The book “HERE to THERE: How to Get to Your Missions Field” (by David Meade/Propempo) was written, in part, to help young missionary candidates and new missionaries arrive, survive, and thrive on the field.

This video is about intangible character traits typical of those who are crushed and those who endure on the mission field.

Get the “HERE to THERE” book! Read it and take it seriously!

(“A Parable of Two Beginner Missionaries” video was originally created for the CROSS 2016 student missions conference.)

David C. Meade

David C. Meade has been the founder, C-level officer, and consultant for a number of non-profit organizations. He has nearly fifty years of experience with church planting, pioneering field ministry among UPGs, and leadership in international and domestic NGOs. He has a strong biblical local-church-centric ministry philosophy and commitments, serving as an international outreach leader, pastor, and elder in local churches throughout his adult life. He loves teaching and mentoring church leaders and global workers preparing for service to meet the greatest need of the neediest places on earth.

David is an international business consultant, NGO executive, and international leadership trainer. He has a weekly podcast and has authored hundreds of insightful and practical blogs, articles, and several books. David is a well-received speaker and teacher. His experience in non-profit leadership and international NGOs informs his counsel for leaders and workers in challenging areas of service, analyzing corporate strategies, conflict resolution, crisis management, and event leadership. David is passionate about core values based on timeless principles, valuing people, and leadership training. He is an avid family man, reader, fisherman, and world traveler.

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