Missionary Care

1) Free Initial Assessment during May (Mental Health Awareness Month)

May 2019 is the 70th anniversary of Mental Health Awareness Month. So GRC is supporting efforts to bring awareness to the need by offering free initial assessments to global workers who complete an intake form during the month of May. Appointments are available now. All you have to do is complete an intake form at:

 

www.godspeedresources.org/get-started/

 

1) Reentry Books For Children And Parents: Free Download

Elementary-age children may find reentry difficult and their parents may not know what to do to help. “We’re Going Home” (108 pages) is for children ages 6-12 who are returning to their passport countries. Written at a third grade level, “We’re Going Home” includes the story of a family returning to its passport culture. Each chapter also has activities such as scrambled words, crossword puzzles, word searches, mazes, and codes. “I Don’t Want to Go Home” (54 pages) is a companion volume for parents. Each chapter in the parent’s book has information about TCKs in the Bible, children’s TCK issues today, and suggestions to help children reenter well.  The books are available to download free of charge as .doc, .pdf, or .zip files for your computer and as .mobi or .epub files for your Kindle or Nook. You can’t beat the price. Find them at…

 

www.missionarycare.com/reentry-for-elementary-children.html

 

(Can we just say — these Missionary Care people… they assemble all these resources and they never charge the missionary community to use them. I just hope and pray that God will bless them because — they really have a cool spirit about them. Seriously.)

2) Free Initial Assessment during Mental Health Awareness Month

May 2019 is the 70th anniversary of Mental Health Awareness Month. GRC is pleased to recognize and support efforts to bring awareness to this need. To support this effort , GRC is offering FREE initial assessments to global workers who complete an intake form during the month of May.

Don’t miss out on this opportunity. Appointments are available now. Complete an intake at

 

www.godspeedresources.org/get-started/

7) Learn about Family Factors in Missionary Attrition

Curious about the impact of factors such as singleness, having children, marital issues, children’s education, aging/ailing parents, adult children, grandchildren, etc., on return decisions for cross-cultural workers? Wonder no more. Read Andrea Sears’ full report at…

 

themissionsexperience.weebly.com/blog

 

Perhaps you won’t be surprised by the outcomes — that “Educational options for the children and having aging/ailing parents that need care are the two strongest family factors in making a decision to return to the passport country, according to the weighting of responses given.”

 

(Thanks to Jenny in her April “Member Care Newsletter,” citing Andrea’s report in “A Life Overseas.”)

8) Equipping Missionaries for Today’s World (April 17-18, 2015)

mcnw-care-connexion-logo-e1392675619618A conference focused solely on the subject of missionary care, Care Connexion is a catalyst for mutual encouragement and sharing of best practice resources in member care. It is an excellent opportunity to network with lay leaders, counselors, agencies and educators, all who are committed to missionary care. The guest speaker for this conference will be Dr. James Raymo. In addition, they’re offering, for those new to missionary care, a one-day intensive “Developing a Missionary Care Strategy.” For more information, visit

http://www.careconnexion.org

8) Ten Minutes off I-40 near Crossville, TN,

missionarycallGod is building a place for missionaries to rest and regroup for future outreach. It goes by the name of EdenRidge and it’s currently gearing up for a great year welcoming missionaries from around the world. Their two cabins (Joy and Peace) will be booked most of the year so if you would like to book a stay, better do so early on their website. Their two new smaller cottages (Love and Faithfulness), ideal for smaller parties of one or two, will open in April and September respectively. All of their guest facilities feature full kitchens and laundry facilities. To view pictures, learn more, and make a reservation please visit

http://www.edenridge.org

The discounted missionary rate for cabins is $38/night and the rate for cottages is $30/night. Please be sure to use the code ‘mission’ to apply the discount.

5) Conference on Missionary Care

Minnesota Renewal Center, Barnabas International and Transform Minnesota are hosting the 7th annual Midwest Conference on Missionary Care (MC2), to be held in the Twin Cities area (New Life Church in Woodbury, MN) on February 22-22, 2013. The event is designed with missionary supporters in the local church in mind, though attendees include church laity, pastors, missionaries and missionary care professionals. The aim of the conference is to inform, inspire and educate church leaders and laity, the foundation of missionary care, in providing effective care to their overseas missionaries. Speakers and workshop leaders include local church leaders, international mission leaders and missionary care professionals. The theme for this year’s conference is “21st Century Care: Engaging Change and Challenge.”  For more information, see the MC2 website at:

http://www.mctwo.org/index.html

To view a promotional trailer about the event, click the link below:

MC2 Promo Video from Minnesota Renewal Center on Vimeo.

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