A friend of mine recently suggested that we should use missionarysavingexpert.com as our web address.  Not a bad idea: it’s witty, nobody else is using it, and it does what it says on the tin.

That’s what we’re about.  Good member care can mean the difference between missionaries continuing being effective in their calling for years, or giving up and going home.  We’re resolved to do all we can to prevent them doing the latter.  Our three stage strategy is:

1) where we find missionaries who have critical needs, use our network of contacts to try and meet them;

2) work together with their churches and sending organisations to try and help them develop a vision and strategy for meeting those needs themselves;

3) work within the missions community to help raise standards of member care across the sector.

And in the longer term, we’re hoping to build this website into a complete web-based resource for providing people in the field with tools to do the job, so keep coming back for updates and new pages.

In recent weeks I’ve talked to a lot of people who are really excited about what we’re doing.  We’ve got a growing number of Facebook fans.  I’ve received a lot of positive response to our new website.  But mainly not from the people we’re aiming to help – struggling missionaries.

That’s why we need your help.  If you know any missionaries, please send them a link to this site.  If you know anyone who is active in the world of overseas missions, let them know about us.  The more people who know, the more chance we have of finding the people we’re here to serve.

And then maybe we really can be missionarysavingexpert.com!