Please be aware that the newsletters updates are due by the end of each calendar quarter. To avoid delays in your support processing please send your newsletter updates on time and in the correct format. More info.
An ambassador is commissioned by the leader of a country or organization to go represent its core values to people foreign to its mission. Historically, an ambassador was commissioned to safe-guard and speak for the interests of his homeland to foreign nations. Goodwill ambassadors have evolved to carry the message of a social or charitable organization to the public. Most recently, the job title of “brand ambassador” has arisen to describe a person who publicly promotes a brand or product. In any case a qualified Ambassador will be committed to the message and priorities of the entity he represents.Read more
Gavin had prepared to address prospective mission supporters several dozen times in the surrounding states over the next two and a half months. Tonight he had begun at his home church. “It sounds like you’ve adjusted well in Germany.” The Minister of Outreach pronounced a summary of Gavin’s 20 minute talk to the small number of church members gathered that first Sunday evening against the colorful backdrop of his last presentation slide.Read more
Have you ever praised God for a rain storm in a foreign country? Andy likely asked “why” when God left him soaked to the bone for hours in Tapachula, Mexico in 1981. That had not been part of the plan. Andy probably didn’t even exchanged words with the one of many Discipleship Training School students that soppy day with whom, years later, would be his partner in a divine appointment . Each man had places to go, ministry to do. Both men served in YWAM and crossed paths in the midst of a literal storm. A bright sunny day wouldn’t have been as memorable; standing in the rain for 10 minutes wouldn’t have been as memorable. It took two hours of downpour to saturate the memories of these two men. God was preparing them for a divine appointment decades later.Read more
MEI Oct. 2021 Presidents Update
My office is wallpapered with maps. I have always loved maps. “Go into all the world” means serving in the countries where the unreached live. Matt. 9:37-38 has been my heartbeat and conviction for going into all the world. Most recently, I led a team of eight to Costa Rica to build a pole-barn for a ministry. It was great!
The scripture in II Peter 3:12 tells us that we should be looking for and hastening the coming day of the Lord, even though the heavens will be destroyed by burning, and the earth will melt with intense heat! Verse 13 promises there will be new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells. Don’t lose sight of these promises in your hard work and service. Join me in praying for all to hear the gospel!
I’m happy to report that MEI’s records show that giving continues to rise, currently up by more than 25%. Thank you, Lord! Covid-19 has been a wake-up call, stirring many to be supportive of their missionaries and ministries. Do your best to post on social media, write emails, and send out newsletter updates. Include photos, video clips, and praise reports when possible. Donors need to know their investments count. I know communication is extra work, but keep in mind these are your supporters. Ministry is made possible through their partnership. Take time and give your key donors or church mission directors a phone call to say, “thank you”.
Consider that over 40% of all donations that come into MEI are via envelopes. This is most true of older supporters. They like reading letters and newsletter updates. Hard-copy newsletters can be the most costly and time-consuming form of communication. If you need a service to help with your hard-copy “snail mail” letters, check out chalkline.org.
“Your consistent communication with your financial partners is vital to fuel your ministry. Helping you stay connected without taking time away from your work is our top priority. We were founded 19 years ago by the father of a missionary who has a heart to help you at an affordable cost. We are here to serve you through designing, printing, and shipping your prayer letters. Your first order comes with a 10% discount. Please visit us at www.chalkline.org.”The era we’re living in is turbulent and unsettling. The world is getting darker every day, as Jesus said it would in the end times. We are to take courage (Heb. 10:35-39) and keep up the good work. Know that the MEI staff is here to help you, answer donor questions, and encourage you. Be sure to share about MEI with other missionaries who need a support service. It’s easy and fast.
I pray that your present ministry time is blessed and prosperous as you work to close out the year. He is faithful! Amen.
I have just finished a great book by Hugh and Kathy Ross titled Always be Ready. This book encourages us to have biblical answers for the lost and the skeptic. Dr. Ross has some wonderful books on how science and faith fit together perfectly. His books are thought-provoking and inspiring. His website is: https://reasons.org/