No Christian worker can “go it alone”; they need the support of a team. Your prayers, financial support and friendship can provide essential help needed for workers to flourish in cross-cultural work.
The importance of having a support network isn’t new. The apostle Paul wrote this to his friends in Philippi:
“In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.” Philippians 1:4-5
The Philippian Christians partnered with Paul by supporting him in his ministry in various ways. They prayed, gave money and even sent Epaphroditus to care for Paul in prison. Not only was Paul encouraged by their partnership, Paul goes on to pray a promise that their needs will also be met in Christ (4:19). In Paul’s other letters, we see that both he and his partners benefited from their partnership.
Our experience in over 150 years of helping churches send thousands of workers into cross-cultural ministry is the same: both workers and their support teams are blessed by joining God in his global mission.
Supporters like you are mission partners in the work with all its highs and lows, playing a key part in workers being fruitful, effective and remaining in long-lasting cross-cultural service.