Archive - November 2014

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Social Media for Missionaries (Part 3: FAQs)
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Longing for Love (TEAM’s Wish List)
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What is Member Care?
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Monthly Prayer Journal: November 2014

Social Media for Missionaries (Part 3: FAQs)

There are multiple ways to use social media to connect with others, and we’re here to answer your most frequently asked questions. Photo by Robert Johnson/TEAM

Welcome to 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, and the second post in our series that focused on how to make the most out of your blog. We frequently receive 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…

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Longing for Love (TEAM’s Wish List)

TEAM’s Wish List meets the real needs of others by supporting ministries and projects in areas all around the world. Photo by Robert Johnson/TEAM

Amy Carmichael, missionary to India for over 55 years, said, “You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.” As Christians, we are able to love because Christ first loved us (1 John 4:19). Not only are we able to love, but we are called and even commanded to love (Mark 12:31, Ephesians 4:2, 1 Peter 4:8). One of the greatest and most meaningful ways to show love to others is by giving your time, money, resources, energy and prayers to those who need it. All around the world, people are desperate for love. Desperate to know someone…

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What is Member Care?

Missionaries are ordinary believers living obediently to the call God has placed on their lives. They aren’t exempt from the struggles and trials that come to everyone. The question may be raised, who cares for those who are constantly caring for others? At TEAM, our answer for this vital need is member care.

Picture this: A young woman embarks on a cross-cultural mission with a burden to bring the light of Christ to unreached people. She must invest years learning an extremely difficult language in order to serve in her new country. She experiences civil unrest and natural disasters as she is adjusting to life in a new part of the world. As a single woman in a male-dominated culture, she is limited in where she can go and what she can do. While God provides a team of caring coworkers to surround this young woman, the team changes frequently as different members…

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Monthly Prayer Journal: November 2014

Photo by Robert Johnson/TEAM

Thank you for joining us in praying for TEAM’s work around the world. 1 JAPAN BJapan, a media ministry started by TEAM missionary Steve Tygert and now run by TEAMer Tim Selander and Satoru Yanagitani, had success earlier this year using shortwave radio to reach Japanese men. So we are trying another season of shortwave, which begins November 2nd. Please pray for the gospel to reach the hearts of radio fans and shortwave hobbyists in Japan! 2 SOUTHERN AFRICA Wayne and Pam Wideman write, “Please pray for Wayne’s teaching in night class this term. There are 11 students—all professional/vocational people….

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