9 Tips for a Great Newsletter

You’re on your way to writ­ing a great newslet­ter! Below are a few things you’ll want to keep in mind as you sit down and write about your lat­est trips and expe­ri­ences. Ministry vision tagline What is your… Read More

Steps to Prevent Missionary Burnout

Woman carrying a heavy load of grass in Nepal

By Mary Ann Bianchi, WIM Member Care Reality check When you hear the expres­sion, “The straw that broke the camel’s back,” what do you think of? What mean­ing does that hold for you? A camel is designed to… Read More

Keys to Missionary Funding and Creative Giving

One chal­leng­ing but essen­tial aspect of full-time mis­sions is fundrais­ing. I have been glean­ing from two resources that provide insight and encour­age­ment in this area. The first is a con­densed ver­sion of The God Ask writ­ten by Steve Shadrach.

3 Things to Look for in 2014

Sparklers

Holiday hus­tling and bustling may be in full swing, but now is an ide­al time to com­bat busy­ness long enough to reflect on the past year. What hap­pened in 2013? Where did you go? How have you changed?… Read More

Our Missionary Children: The Real Loss of Childhood

Disturbed boy using computer

By Tony Bianchi, WIM Member Care I have always admired mis­sion­ary chil­dren for their matu­ri­ty and abil­i­ty to talk to adults. However, some of our mis­sion­ary chil­dren face adult issues and grow up men­tal­ly and emo­tion­al­ly too fast.… Read More

How to Survive on the Mission Field, Part 5: Going with the Culture

boys playing soccer

You must embrace the cul­ture to which you are called. Embracing the cul­ture will allow you to con­tex­tu­al­ize the gospel.Paul did this with the Greeks he met on Mars Hill when he made men­tion of the stat­ue to… Read More

How to Survive on the Mission Field, Part 4: Rewards and Challenges

people of different cultures

We’ve given up every­thing to fol­low you. What will we get?” This was Peter’s ques­tion to Jesus in Matthew 19:27–29 NLT. From scrip­ture we know that the orig­i­nal apos­tles will sit with Jesus judg­ing the twelve tribes of… Read More

How to Survive on the Mission Field, Part 3: A Sustainable Lifestyle

Sustainable lifestyle

In my last blog, I dis­cussed the “camp­ing-out” men­tal­i­ty that has caused many good mis­sion­ar­ies to fail in the plans God had for them. Camping out is not a sus­tain­able lifestyle. From WIM’s per­spec­tive, it is true that mis­sion­ar­ies could… Read More

How to Survive on the Mission Field, Part 2: Camping Out

Cookstove

After you have prayed and found the will of God on where you are to serve, we want you to suc­ceed. So the next ques­tion is how are you going to suc­ceed? I believe it is impor­tant that… Read More

Don’t Underestimate the Power of Email

Typing on a keyboard

Email is such a nor­mal part of the aver­age person’s life that we tend to for­get about its strate­gic val­ue. As a mis­sion­ary, you may be stay­ing busy try­ing to keep up with the most cut­ting-edge meth­ods of… Read More