Be inspired. Understand more about the role you play in supporting workers who are sharing God's story all around the world.
A Diverse support base
MST leader Ron Hershey shares about the blessings and challenges of a diverse support base. He also highlights enhanced cultural and spiritual understanding as blessings afforded by serving on an MST. Ron and his wife Rhoda serve as co-MST leaders for Jack and Julia*, who minister among cousins* in South Asia. Recorded at MST resourcing event on March 29, 2014. *Names changed for security reasons.
Jewel Sensenig is pastoral care provider on the MST for Isabel* in Asia. She believes we are all called and shares her passion for pastoral care, providing practical ideas for connecting with and anticipating the needs of missionaries on the field. Recorded at MST resourcing event on March 29, 2014. *Name changed for security reasons.
Reaching out to TCKs
EMM's Third Culture Kid Coach Jeanette Hunt offers resources for families and MSTs connected to children who spend a significant portion of their developmental years in a culture other than their parents'. She shares creative ideas and emphasizes the value and importance of reaching out to TCKs. Recorded at MST resourcing event on March 29, 2014.
Discernment and transition
Bob Brubaker was the MST finance coordinator for his son and daughter-in-law, Derick and Jen who served in Peru. He also served as an EMM missionary for 14 years and has been on EMM staff for 25 years, currently serving in the role of budget administrator. Bob talks of the importance of an MST's role in the process of discernment and transition for missionaries. He touches on financial matters and helps to explain the high cost of sending missionaries. Recorded at MST resourcing event on March 29, 2014.
Caring during tough times
Sherill Hostetter, co-director of Human Resources at EMM, speaks on "Caring during tough times" at the 2013 training event for MST members. Recorded on April 20, 2013.
Words of appreciation from EMM President Nelson Okanya
Recorded at MST training event in March 2012.
From transaction to transformation
Kaylene Derksen, EMM's development director, challenges MST members to align their perspective on raising financial support with principles of God's kingdom. Generating support for missions is more about sowing seeds and cultivating hearts to be rich towards God than it is about fundraising as commonly understood. Recorded at MST training event in March 2012.