Mike and Erin spent the past week in the MTW office helping to train new missionaries at the five-day Launch training event. The training helped to prepare to send 32 missionaries to 17 different ministries around the world.
We taught a course on missionary communication where we stressed to the new missionaries the importance of communicating with their supporters back home. We stressed the biblical importance of communication and covered many practical examples of how to communicate God’s glory.
We taught a section on how to raise financial support for the mission field. It was stressed to the new missionaries that raising support should be a biblical exercise. The focus should be in Christ’s glory and not us. The group heard in great detail our experiences and the work and prayer that went into our support raising.
Throughout the week we sat down with the missionaries in small groups or one-on-one. We helped them plan prayer cards, newsletters, support raising strategies and communications strategies. It was a pleasure to counsel them and help them learn from our experiences.