1. Most missionaries have to learn more than one language for ministry on the field, especially if they’re going to Unreached People Groups.
  2. Communication with supporters and support raising is not merely a means to an end. Rather, it is an essential and equal part of God’s appointed ministry for the missionary.
  3. If your goal is indigenous ministry, you’re going to have to give up a lot of technology and modern trappings to make the ministry reproducible.
  4. Language learning is not merely a means to an end. Rather, it is an essential God appointed priority for your effectiveness for the long-term.
  5. The single most important attribute in which new missionaries need to grow and in which they have the most opportunity to grow is humility.

David C. Meade

David is the founder and Director of Propempo International. He has over 40 years of experience in church planting, pioneering field ministry among UPGs, and leadership both on the field and in nonprofit organizations. He is local church oriented, serving as a Missions Elder for over 20 years. He loves teaching and mentoring church leaders and missionaries preparing for service in the tough places of the world. David loves being a husband, dad and grandfather, fishing, traveling, and being omnivorous. He continues to be an avid proponent of and participant in church planting.

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