Debriefs – We were involved in two group Debrief Retreats with about 5 units involved in each, two personal debriefs and one week in which John helped with training others to become debriefers. Request: Ask the Lord to bring us the missionaries which He wants us to debrief. We could potentially do one debrief per month.
MRC Cars – MRC started the year with 1 car, was given 3 cars, but our cars were involved in two accidents. Thankfully no-one was injured in either accident and neither accident was our fault but one was totaled. So we now have a fleet of three cars. Many families have benefited from using these cars. Request: We’d very much like to have someone to help with maintenance and upkeep of these cars.
Member Care Networking – Linn and John attended three events this year related to keeping us in contact with people who are involved with Member Care of missionaries: Global Member Care Network conference in Turkey, Pastor To Missionaries Conference last fall (which is a nationwide conference) and MECNet which is a regional consortium.
Missions Network in Triangle Area – MRC would like to develop a network of missions’ pastors in order to talk about challenges they face and help find solutions. During the past year we sponsored two luncheons for missions’ pastors plus John has had numerous meetings with people involved with missions on various levels.
Meetings with Missionaries – Both John and Linn had numerous meetings with missionaries including regular prayer times with ones state-side, Skype calls with ones overseas, etc.
and for the blessing of being with family over Christmas.
Thank you for partnering with us as we serve those who serve overseas.
John & Linn