What is an MCM?
A missionary care member is an affiliate of a personal team dedicated to caring for one of our global freedom fighters. These are missionaries, out on the field full-time, dedicating their lives to eradicating injustice. By caring for the psychological, emotional, spiritual, and physical well being of our caregivers, we are diminishing turn around rates and providing our fullest potential to those in our care. It is well known that this work coincides with vicarious traumatization, burnout, secondary stress disorder, and compassion fatigue. By becoming a support member for one of our missionaries, you are coming along side us on the front lines to fight against these nefarious crimes and ensure the best possible restoration for our survivors.
What is my Dedication?
- Minimum of a one-year commitment.
- $15 a month to help fund your missionary's care-packages.
- Email communication with your fellow team members.
- Read monthly email updates from your missionary.
- Provide prayer and emotional support.
- Be in charge of a holiday call/letter.
- Keep communication confidential.
- Be supportive and encouraging.
Why should I help a missionary?
The statistics within this area are frightening. Although missionaries are shown to work extreme hours, in extreme environments, and are around constant trauma, they are not seen in others’ eyes as necessary to gain the same relief and self-care as those with jobs in the United States and other first world countries.
80% of missionaries burn out and don’t finish their term
46% of missionaries have been diagnosed with a psychological issue
87% of those with a psychological issue are diagnosed with depression
“In Holmes and Rahe’s original study on stress, they found that when people scored 200 points or more during a given year, the cumulative stress had an impact well beyond that year. They found that 50% of those scoring 200 points were hospitalized within the subsequent two years for heart attacks, diabetes, cancer, or other severe illness. The average cross cultural worker scores around 600 points on average. With around 800-900 points the first year in ministry.” (Heartstream Ministries)
YOU CAN BE THE CHANGE…
Become A MCM!
Thank you for your interest in becoming a Missionary Care Member! By becoming a support for one of our missionaries, you are coming along side us on the front lines to fight against these nefarious crimes and ensure the best possible restoration for our survivors.