Staying Connected to your Missionaries
Nehemiah’s body was in Sousa, but his heart was with his people.
I am torn between the two amazing worlds I get to live in. Currently, my heart is in Asia right now with the new believers we introduced to Christ. After spending three weeks working and playing side-by-side, you kinda get attached. I can’t tell you how many times my heart has longed to be with our various friends and partners around the world. Especially after a time of visiting and working side-by-side, meeting their friends and co-workers, my heart longs to be back in those places.
When Nehemiah heard about the destruction of the wall of Jerusalem, his heart longed to be there with them. He knew he needed to act but wasn’t quite sure how.
Isn’t that where we find ourselves a lot of the time in regard to serving others or missions? We want to help, we want to be a part of what they are doing, we want to take action, but we just don’t know how. Many times when we talk to churches, they have the same response. ‘We want to do more in missions, we just don’t know where to start’.
When our hearts long for the nations, for our partners, for a deeper connection we need to act like Nehemiah and pray. Instead of just acting without thinking, Nehemiah stopped and prayed. In fact, before he even asked for help, he prayed and fasted many days.
Take time to pray and fast for your ministry and missionary partners. Invite others to join you on their behalf. When we can’t join them, we can pray for them.
Founder and Team Lead
P.S. We have a free Prayer Team Guide on our homepage!!!
H2T focuses on strengthening the partnerships and relationships between churches and missionaries. If your church wishes to provide greater care to your partners, please allow H2T to join you on this journey. If you are a missionary and desire greater partnerships we would love to walk you through the partnership process too.