Missionary Minded

Managing Money When You Live Outside the US, Part 1

Just as when you’re on home assignment, you want to be smart about how you spend the money your support team gives when you’re living and serving internationally. Three areas that may not seem to bring the risk of wasting these funds have to do with how you access and spend them. Here are some tips for how to be smart about exchanging currency, getting cash and making purchases. [read more]

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When Commerce Meets the Great Commission

Deep in North Korea’s Chagang Province, a Korean-American mechanic tightens the drive belt on a Kameo tractor, hoping to get his anxious customer back to tilling the fields. After a few low groans, the well-worn machinery sputters to life. The farmer offers a polite nod and a modest payment as he departs. But the transaction is far from over. The mechanic is encouraged to see life restored to the farmer’s tractor, but his long-term goal is to see the same transformation in the farmer’s life, through the power of Christ. [read more]

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7,000 Miles Away and Out of Money: Emergency Ideas for Missionaries

Over the years, I’ve fielded thousands of questions about fundraising, including how to prevent blind spots from derailing funding leadership. But the No. 1 question missionaries ask is how to raise capital quickly so they can continue their work. [read more]

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Trafficking Survivors Trade Slavery for Hope

An epidemic creeps through our neighborhoods; stealing the bodies, minds and souls of children who are forced into unthinkable circumstances and trapped by the bonds of sex trafficking. [read more]

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Travel Tips that Can Save You Time, Money and Hassle

If ever there was a year when people were nervous about international travel, 2017 is it. Between the President’s controversial travel ban and heightened violence in Europe and elsewhere, missionaries and others who need to travel outside the US have to be smart travelers this summer. Here are some top tips from experts, with links to many more. [read more]

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Summer’s Coming. Send Your Supporters a Postcard!

Like you, the people who support your ministry are busy as summer gets underway. With the school year ending and graduations and weddings on their minds, how can you get their attention for an update? Well, summer’s here, so send a postcard. Here are some ideas to get you started. [read more]

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