Archive - October 2014

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Social Media for Missionaries (Part 2: Blogging)
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Raising Up Healthy Missionary Kids
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5 Tips for a Great Commissioning Service
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Insights from the Field
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Monthly Prayer Journal: October 2014

Social Media for Missionaries (Part 2: Blogging)

Your supporters want to know what is going on in your life and in your ministry, and blogging is the perfect way to keep them up-to-date. Photo by Robert Johnson/TEAM

Welcome to our second installment of our three-part series on how missionaries can use social media to connect with friends and supporters. Be sure to check out our first post where we shared tips on how to use Facebook for your ministry! We frequently hear the same questions from missionaries about Facebook, Twitter, blogging and more, and have compiled some general ideas and suggestions based on these conversations. We understand that there are countless resources for learning about and managing social media; our hope is to simply invite you to discover new ways of using these tools to connect with…

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Raising Up Healthy Missionary Kids

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God often calls the entire family to service, and missionary kids play a vital role in their parents’ ministries. Photo by Robert Johnson/TEAM

We asked Josh McQuaid, TEAM’s Director of Organizational Engagement, to share about his experience growing up as a missionary kid (MK) in South America. Today, Josh discusses some tangible ways you can support and help raise up a generation of healthy and happy missionary kids. For missions-minded churches and savvy individual ministry partners, the notion of caring for your missionary will be nothing new. It may be second nature for you to pray, write encouraging notes, send care packages or even visit in person. But even if you’re doing all of this, you might be overlooking one of the most…

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5 Tips for a Great Commissioning Service

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When a brand-new ship is ready to set sail, it is “commissioned.” It is the launching point of the ship’s active service. When a brand-new missionary is being deployed for service abroad, it is also important that they be commissioned. Photo by Robert Johnson /TEAM

When a brand-new ship is ready to set sail, it is “commissioned.” The event is arranged by the ship’s builders and shareholders and serves as a public declaration that the vessel is seaworthy and ready for the voyage. The commissioning is the launching point of the ship’s active service. When a brand-new missionary is being deployed for service abroad, it is also important that they are commissioned. There are some great things that you and your church can do to “launch” your missionary. A commissioning service is an important time for both a missionary and his or her sending church….

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Insights from the Field

Cheryl Jereb, Jocelyn’s mother, takes a moment to prepare her anatomy and physiology class for an exam, while the students nervously review their notes. Photo by Robert Johnson/TEAM

David and Cheryl Jereb are TEAM missionaries at Karanda Mission Hospital in Zimbabwe. Their daughter, Jocelyn, recently spent some time with them in the field, and we have asked her to share with us about her time at Karanda. Hello all! This is Dave and Cheryl’s daughter, Jocelyn. As some of you may know I was blessed with an opportunity to spend the month of August with my parents seeing their life at Karanda Mission Hospital firsthand. I wanted to take some time to share what this is like from my perspective. First let me say that the country is absolutely beautiful…

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Monthly Prayer Journal: October 2014

Photo by Robert Johnson/TEAM

Thank you for joining us in praying for TEAM’s work around the world. 1 CHURCH CONNECTIONS At the invitation of Korean church leaders, Jim Rathbun (son of retired TEAM-Korea missionaries) returns October 2-13 to speak and bring greetings on behalf of TEAM to the churches that are the fruit of TEAM’s ministry there. God has established the work of many TEAM missionaries who invested in the work through Christian education, leadership development, literature publishing, and conference and camping ministries from 1954 to 1997. Pray for a time of encouragement and celebration of God’s faithfulness. Doug Witzig will also join Jim…

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