Praise for financial provision! Last October we sent out an urgent prayer request for finances and people really rallied to the cause. Beyond our normal monthly gifts, a number of individuals gave significant one time gifts to the tune of $7,000! We are so grateful to the Lord for His faithfulness and ask you to continue to pray with us as our monthly gifts are about $1,000 less than what we need to meet our budget.
Praise for a wonderful consortium!
One of MRC's goals is to help local churches in our area know where they can find help when needs arise with their missionaries. Last spring, we sponsored an event and had four couples attend plus our MRC board. We were all very pleased with that meeting and the consensus was that we need more times of rubbing shoulders with other member care people.
So in November we organized another luncheon and invited Sarah Lanier our Debrief trainer and coach to speak and we had 27 people in attendance. We had several people there who are very experienced in debriefing, others who are experienced in counseling, especially in cross cultural situations, a professor of member care at Columbia International University plus our own MRC medical coach, Dr. Roy Ringenberg. It was a great time of interacting on issues concerning member care and developing a better network for finding help with future needs. We believe the Lord would have us do this kind of meeting again in the future.
Thanks again so much for your financial and prayer support of MRC. May God be glorified as we Member Care folk get better prepared for serving those who serve overseas.
We feel so privileged to be doing what we are doing!
Thankful for YOU and grateful to God,
John and Linn