The Strategic Priorities Fund is vital to the support of Pioneers missionaries around the world.
By becoming a supporter of the Strategic Priorities Fund, you can be involved in helping even more church-planters go to the unreached. Moreover, your gift will enable Pioneers to offer the level of care that a missionary needs to thrive in the ministry. Here is a sampling of the things that Pioneers does “behind the scenes” in a missionary’s life and ministry.
The fact is that God continues to call more workers. The opportunities to plant churches among the unreached are not slowing down! In the last year, our mobilizers connected with more than 100 people who felt that God was leading them toward missionary services. Your financial support will empower us to connect with and send these church-planters.
MISSIONARY CARE & DEVELOPMENT
Pioneers seeks to help church-planters not only survive their service on the field, but thrive. Before a missionary goes to the field for the first time, he/she attends our Candidate Orientation Program. During the first year on the field, all missionaries receive regularly-scheduled check-ups from our Member Care team, to ensure that their adjustment to the field goes as smoothly as possible. This care is continued for the duration of their time on the field, with ongoing training and support. Church Planting Movements training, support for raising third-culture kids, and leadership development are some of the ways that we help our missionaries do well in the ministry to which they are called. Your financial gift will help us to continue this level of care.
INCOME PROCESSING AND FINANCIAL COUNSELLING
How do you do an international money transfer to a couple in a remote village in India? How would you advise a family moving to China what their expected monthly cost of living should be? Don’t worry; we’ve got that covered. Income processing and financial counselling are two services that we are able to provide for those who have given their lives to reach the unreached.
If you call the Pioneers office to make a donation, you would speak with Eilleen, or Bruce. Or if you have questions about planned giving, you would speak with Todd. Every day these individuals work to see that gifts from donors like you end up where they are supposed to be.
SECURITY TRAINING AND SUPPORT
Many Pioneers missionaries work in areas where:
- The people they are ministering among could be placed in great danger should they choose to follow Christ, because of societal and familial pressures.
- Kidnappings and hostage-takings are a real threat.
- The local government makes it very difficult to witness openly for Christ.
All of these situations present a need for our missionaries to have a solid understanding of security concerns, as well as training. As an international organization, Pioneers is equipped to help our workers find the specialized security training that they need. We seek to be proactive in helping them receive adequate preparation for especially challenging contexts, and then we offer support each step of the way.
In fact, within the past 18 months, Canadian Pioneers have received support for the following situations:
- Attempted break-ins and theft.
- Armed robbery with children present.
- Emergency evacuation from a political war zone.
In each of these situations, it was vital that our personnel were on the job to see that these missionaries received the best support possible. And through your partnership, we can work together to see that all of our missionaries continue to minister safely among the unreached to which God has called them.
Will you prayerfully consider making a contribution to the Strategic Priorities Fund?
Your donation will go towards special endeavours such as security training, member care visits, and recruiting initiatives. You can give now by clicking on the ‘Give Online’ tab, and in the designation field, select Strategic Priorities Fund.
And there is another practical way that you can give. Through our pre-authorized giving option, you can schedule monthly donations from your bank account that are convenient and safe. You can change the amount or assign an ending date at any time. To sign up for pre-authorized giving, download the form here. You can fill out and return the form, and know that your contributions throughout the year will make a difference.