Paraclete, here we come!
As of December 31, 2018, we will be fully engaged as members of Paraclete. We will function as a nonprofit under their direction, will be reporting to them concerning our ministry and all financial gifts will be directed through them.
But MRC will continue to exist!
Our ministry of encouraging missionaries, networking with other member care people here in the triangle area and debriefing missionaries will remain same! MRC has sold all of its cars and our 501(c)(3) and incorporation will both be terminated at the end of 2018, but we will continue to function.
MRC’s Website - So our website will remain pretty much the same with two main foci:
Debriefing of missionaries - We continue to feel that this is the most useful and needed item that we have in our toolbox. In 2019 we already have two local debriefs scheduled here in the Raleigh area, one in January and one in February. We also plan to be involved in two group briefings in north Georgia as we have in the past, one in June and one in July. Our goal is to be involved in about 8 or 10 debriefs during the coming year.
Member Care Connect Events - There are a number of folks in our area of NC who are doing Member Care for missionaries. Some are trained in counseling, some have places of respite and our specialty is debriefing. We want to get acquainted with each other’s ministries in order to be able to draw on each other’s strengths, so to this end we plan to have one or two Member Care Connect Events each year. We have had several such meetings in the past with leaders in this field speaking and have had great discussions. Our next Member Care Connect event will be on February 28. MRC is spearheading this event.
Ashley continues to home school her older three; she and Eric are hopeful building will begin on their land in 2019! Julie is a TA at a different Christian Academy this year where her two attend. Andrew is performing all over the place so we love it when he’s back in our area and can join us in our everyday lives. Here are some recent photos of the family.
Visit Paraclete – If you haven’t done so already, please visit the Paraclete website (www.Paraclete.net), click on “People” then “Paraclete Associates” and read our bio. All the information concerning giving financially to “The Crowes” can be found there by clicking “donate”. Or go to www.paraclete.net/crowe.
Reminder: Any donations which arrive at MRC postmarked after December 31, 2018, will be returned to sender.
Have a very merry Christmas as you celebrate our Savior's birth,
John & Linn