RELATIONSHIPS, REST, RECREATION, REDIRECTION, RESCUE, RE-ENTRY
"You minister to missionaries? Why? What's the need?"
The realities of missionary life are often very different than what the newsletters portray. Being in ministry on the foreign field is demanding and relentless. Furlough can be even more stressful because it is spent traveling, speaking publicly, reporting to partners and raising support. Marriages, relationships and family suffer for the sake of ministry. While we cannot eliminate the hardships of the missionary life, we want to ensure our missionaries do not walk their path alone. We desire to walk alongside those who are on the front lines, caring for them and equipping them to better serve the Kingdom of God and the people of Central America.
Caring for the Lord’s Workers
Dear friend, you are faithful in whatever you do for the brothers, especially when they are strangers. They have testified before the church about your love. You will do well to send them on their way in a manner worthy of God. After all, they went on their trip for the sake of the Name, accepting no support from gentiles. Therefore, we ought to support such people so that we can become genuine helpers with them. (3 John 1:5-8 (ISV))
To care for the worker and the mission.
missionsake seeks to significantly increase the missionary’s longevity in the field and the impact of the mission by caring for the worker and promoting unity within the missionary community.
We care for the worker and the mission by walking alongside those who are on the front lines and enabling them to better serve the people of Central America to their fullest potential. We do this by investing in:
To prevent broken relationships from causing missionary attrition, our facilities and events are focused on building and restoring relationships among co-laborers, marriages and families.
To stem the worrying trend of missionary burnout, high turnover and early departure from the mission field, we help missionaries schedule a time of respite at our annual retreat (The Gathering) and offer no-cost access to our two relaxing beach homes.
To reduce the isolation and stress level of missionaries and their families living in a violent climate, we offer our Punta Mango beach cottages where multiple families can enjoy playing together on a safe beach and riding all-terrain vehicles through the jungle.
When a missionary is at a critical inflection point, we offer a safe place to talk and pray through God’s new direction and connect them with professional counselors or others to help guide them.
Our emergency fund is designated to respond to urgent and critical needs that our missionaries may face such as: medical emergencies, vehicle repairs, scholarships to our events, trauma counseling, and other emergencies.
To ensure our missionaries who return home have their practical, spiritual and emotional needs met, we connect them with counseling and support resources to help them reenter society and their home church.