I spoke recently with a young missionary couple who is just about to leave for their first assignment in the Philippines. They offered a brief description of their motivation to serve abroad.
“We’re not remarkable in what we’re doing; we’re just following where God is leading—which is what we are all called to do, no matter where it takes us.” –Adam and Anna Day, Missionaries with WorldVenture. Read more about their story here.
This succinctly captures the motivation behind many missionaries’ decisions to serve abroad. So often we see this same deep, undeniable dedication accompanied by little regard for the security of staying put.
However, no matter what your motivation, when you are in the throes of ministry, you need support—people you trust watching your back and helping out with your immediate needs. Even Jesus mentions the few who stuck it out with him during his darkest times. “You are those who have stayed with me in my trials…” Luke 22:28.
Often, ECCU missionary members share stories of God using people to bring them resources, encouragement, and practical help—and how this level of support plays an important role in their ongoing ministry.
Many of you also know that when those early days are long behind you, and after having served and sacrificed for decades, there’s no less need for that team of faithful companions. This is not a short-term commitment you’ve made, and you’ve seen how this level of lifetime dedication, in the right hands, changes lives.
For more than 50 years, ECCU has had the pleasure of working alongside an incredibly deep and wide range of individuals just like you and the Days; each one called and committed to ministering to a unique segment of the world’s population.
And with half a century of experience behind us, we are even more committed to protecting and providing for missionaries by creating financial benefits that make your daily life a little easier and more cost-effective, whether you are packing your bags for your first assignment abroad, or your last flight home.
ECCU offers lifetime membership benefits to every missionary
We all know that missionaries don’t retire, they just change locations. And when you decide it’s time to slow down a bit, and maybe return home from abroad or from across the country, we will still be part of your support team, wherever you land.
You don’t have to give up your membership even if you change jobs, organizations or retire from field-work. Just maintain an open account and your benefits will never run out. You’ll never hit your limit. And we will always honor you with our best service, dedicated associates, and products that will help protect, stretch and grow your financial resources.
With ECCU, you’re a member for life!