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Missionary Care

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- Tips for Giving Gifts to Missionaries by Joshua Jones

Trying to find that perfect gift for a missionary you support? This article will suggest some creative (and cheap) ways to find a gift they can use.
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Books and Videos

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1. Doing Member Care Well: Perspectives and Practices from Around the World
by Kelly O'Donnell

This excellent resource is a collection of articles from around the world on missionary care topics and practices. A must-have for missions agencies and churches alike!
Published by William Carey Library Publishers (February, 2002)
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2. Missionary Care: Counting the Cost for World Evangelization
by Kelly O'Donnell, John Powell, Brent Lindquist, Kenneth Harder

An excellent collection of articles relating to missionary care. This is a great resource for those wishing to step up support for their missionaries.
Published by William Carey Library (December 1, 1991)
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3. Missions in the Twenty-First Century
by Tom Telford, Lois Shaw

This book is an excellent resource for churches and missions agencies seeking to improve their missions focus and missionary care. Tom Telford has experience we could all learn from.
Published by Shaw (March 7, 2000)
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4. Serving as Senders
by Neal Pirolo

"This book gives scores of practical ideas in how a team can provide the necessary care for a missionary." - Amazon
Published by Emmaus Road Intl (August 1991)
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5. Today's All-Star Missions Churches
by Tom Telford, Lois Shaw

This book uses case studies from churches representing a variety of denominations, sizes, and locations. From the detailed descriptions of the churches' missions history, vision, and programming, readers will glean practical ideas for starting or strengthening missions programs in local churches. Each chapter focuses on the unique qualities of a church that has succeeded, ranging from excellence in missionary care to involving children in missions.
Published by Baker Books (October 2001)
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6. Too Valuable to Lose: Exploring the Causes and Cures of Missionary Attrition
by William D. Taylor

This book is a tremendous instrument for missions agencies, churches, and missionaries. It is the result of studies on missionary attrition, its causes, and its cures. I highly recommend it.
-Joshua Jones, Emercy
Published by William Carey Library Publishers (January 1997)
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Resource Directory

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1. Barnabas International
2. D&D Missionary Homes, Inc.
3. DPI Prayer Cards
4. Emercy
5. Emmaus Road International
6. Free Christian Leadership Training
7. Member Care
8. MissionaryCare.com
9. MKSTAY
10. Mobile Member Care Team (MMCT)
11. One Another Ministries Int'l
12. Pastors Retreat Network
13. SHARE
14. Talent-Trust
15. Thailand Missions
16. WEA Resources
17. World Christian Missionary Resources

Discussion Postings on Missionary Care

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1. Housing in south texas
(posted by Alma Ruth on 08-31-13, 0 replies)
2. Housing while on home ministry assignment
(posted by John Clow on 10-16-12, 1 reply)
3. Expanding knowledge to churches
(posted by Cynthia Strong on 01-05-12, 0 replies)
4. What is available in dallas tx
(posted by Joel Colon on 11-21-11, 1 reply)
5. Housing in kc
(posted by Tiffany on 07-25-11, 0 replies)
6. Furlough homes
(posted by Laurie And Bill on 05-28-11, 0 replies)
7. Furlough vehicles
(posted by Melanie Reimer on 05-06-11, 1 reply)
8. Support
(posted by Cesar Rodriguez on 04-11-11, 0 replies)
9. Help for orphan girls
(posted by Ashraf Naheed on 12-16-10, 0 replies)
10. Financial suppport for air ticket and visa fee
(posted by MURUGESAN SURESH on 07-09-10, 2 replies)

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