Resource Links Around the World
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For Travel - Good Shepherd Baptist Mission If you are a pastor, missionary or full time Christian worker and you ever break down on the road in the US and need assistance call Good Shepherd Baptist Mission at 1-800-226-9391 for no cost assistance with repairs and housing.
And now alphabetically a multitude of resources:
Baptist Missionary Transportation Ministry (BMTM)
BMTM provides quality, dependable transportation to missionaries who are coming back to US on furlough. At present, they have 42 vehicles for missionaries and church workers who need transportation.
CMTS Ministries supplies and equips missionaries and ministries across the globe with vehicles, mechanical support, technical equipment and specialized supplies and services.
Furlough Ministries Their vehicle lease includes unlimited mileage, all major mechanical repairs as well as vehicle insurance making it very convenient, and affordable, for missionaries. Or lease rate is $280 a month and the vehicles can travel anywhere in the continental U.S.. No travel into Canada or Mexico.
Grace Corporation provides low-cost transportation for Christian missionaries while they are back in US. They provide the vehicle, licensing, and liability insurance on the vehicle.
Mission Auto Connection
Mission Auto Connection sells used vehicles for missionaries and the general public. They also do service, rentals, body shop work, and sell accessories.
Missionary Ministries provide short-term, suitable, dependable transportation for missionaries, pastors or Christian workers especially in times of need.
Missionary TECH Team's Mechanical Services / Missionary Furlough Vehicle
The Missionary TECH Team's Mechanical Services provides a safe and reliable transportation solution, supplying rental cars and vans to missionaries on furlough, as well as to Christian service workers.
Righteous Rides leases minivans to evangelical missionaries during their trips home from the field. Aside from that, they also provide 24-hour technical assistance should their clients encounter any problems.
Gibbs Law Firm - David C.Gibbs III, 5666 Seminole Blvd., Suite Two, Seminole, FL 33772. Phone: 727-399-8300. Will fit missionaries in for appts and offer services at no cost.
Aviation Missions Facilitates cooperation and coordination of missionary aviation assets for contingency evacuation of missionaries and family members in underdeveloped countries.
D&D Missionary Homes, 4020 58th Ave N, St Petersburg, FL 33714. Phone: 1-727-522-0522 Fax: 1-727-522-0524 DDMissionaryHomes@juno.com D&D Missionary Homes provides a lrg clothing center for missionaries at no charge. Clothing has been thoroughly cleaned and displayed according to gender, size, and age. Mon.-Thurs. 8:30 AM to 11:30 AM and Tues. 1:00 PM to 3:00 PM from August through May for school children.
Happy Acres Mission Transit Center, Tom and Jewel Young, 1709 Old country Place, Woodstock, GA 30188. Phone: 1-770-475-9154 Fax: 1-770-343-9783 firstname.lastname@example.org Provides a clothes closet for missionaries.
Missionary Care Center, First Baptist Church Atlanta, 4400 N. Peachtree Road, Atlanta, GA 30338. Contact person: Linda Taylor; Email: email@example.com; Phone: 1-770-234-8441. Provides prayer, clothing, household items, books and tapes.
Repeat Boutique, 1825 College Ave., Wheaton, IL 60187. Phone: 1-630-462-7341. Distributes clothing to missionaries at no cost. Store hours are Monday through Friday 9:30 AM to 1:30 PM.
Price Evangelistic Ministries Price Evangelistic Ministries provides new or gently used clothing to missionaries and missions teams at no cost. Located in Seattle, Washington and available by appointment. Please see the website for contact information. http://www.price-ministries.org/
Blessed Hope Communications Christian owned US long distance service with cheap rates for people living in the USA. Get 4.9 cents per minute interstate rates with no monthly or hidden fees.
Yahoo! Voice (formerly Dialpad) Using this service, you can talk via your computer to phones in certain countries, thereby avoiding, in many cases, extensive international telephone bills.
Dial-Abroad.org Run by missionary family offering worldwide, international phone service with cheap country-to-country long distance rates.
Non-Profit Organization Pricing On Microsoft Software
Consistent Computer Bargains is the sole outlet selling Microsoft software to charities and non-profits at greatly reduced prices. Churches and mission organizations and missionaries qualify. Fine print: Initial order must be any combination of 5 or more MS licenses, and CCB must have a copy of your organization's 501(c)(3) form (from the IRS) and State Tax Exempt Form in their files. Hint: Buy one license for MS Office and four throw-away licenses (at $4 each) for Windows Server.
Association of Baptists for World Evangelism (ABWE), PO Box 8585, Harrisburg, PA 17105 Phone - (717)774-7000 As we understand they send their representatives to the place where the missionary is returning.
RE-ENTRY TEAM: Caring For Your Returning Missionaries by Neal Pirolo. Copyright 2000. Published by Emmaus Road International. Available at http://www.eri.org, (858) 292-7020, or 7150 Tanner Court, San Diego, CA 92111 USA
Re-Entry, Making the Transition from Missions to Life at Home. It was published by YWAM in 1992. The ISBN is0-927545-40-3.
Salvation Army has published a book called Crossing Cultures: How to Manage the Stress of Re-Entry edited by Margaret Burt and Peter Farthing, 1996 The Salvation Army, Australia Eastern Territory, 140 Elizabeth Street, Sydney 2000, Australia. ISBN 0 909206 39 2.
The Art of Coming Home, by Craig Storti, Intercultural Press, PO Box 700, Yarmouth, ME 04096. Phone: 1-800-370-2665. Storti takes the reader through the re-entry experience, defining four stages and providing suggestions for successful repatriation.
The Missionary Training Service has also published a booklet called The Missionary Team: Extending God's Kingdom Together which covers re-entry among many other practical aspects of missionary work. e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Third Culture Family Services 2685 Meguiar Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107. email@example.com Support groups for adult MKs; consultation on MK care.
Grace Dental Mission, Founder Dr. Jack & Jennifer Mitchell. Formed as a non-profit corporation to work with local churches in meeting the dental needs of their missionaries. Will help those who meet their doctrinal standards (no charismatics). 635 Methuen Street, Dracut, MA 01826 Phone-978-458-8845 GDMINFO@JUNO.COM
A Bible study guide called, Finding Strength for the Journey, Author Janice Lemke drew from experiences as a missionary when writing this series of thirty studies that explores topics such as perseverance in hardship, dealing with depression, handling conflict, and benefit from trials firstname.lastname@example.org
Peters Wife, Help and encouragement for women living cross culturally.
Women of the Harvest, ministry of support and encouragement for women in cross-cultural ministry. Magazine with inspiring stories and helpful tips for those living overseas. Plus int. conferences. 1- 877-789-7778 email@example.com
Missionary Internship, Colorado Springs Jim North's family was on the mission field in Indonesia for about 20 years. He lost his wife to breast cancer in 1996 and his new wife, Janice, lost her husband to a sudden heart attack in 1995, so they both are well acquainted with grief and much of their focus is on helping missionaries work through their grief, on and off the field, to help them stay effective. He does workshops around the world. Phone 719-594-4235.
Richmont Graduate University (formerly Psychological Studies Institute) 2055 Mt. Paran Rd., Atlanta, GA 30327 404-233-3949 or 1-888-924-6774 (toll free) Fax: 404-239-9460 or second location: 1815 McCallie Ave., Chattanooga,TN. 37404 423-266-4574 or 1-888-267-4073 (toll free) Fax: 423-265-7375
A manual providing medical advice/tips for the overseas traveler and expatriate worker. Dr. Jon Askew, a missionary doctor with Frontiers and Paraclete, put together a thorough and readable explanation of health tips for overseas. http://www.gninsurance.com/medical_advice.asp
A library of short, readable articles about understanding international health insurance http://www.gninsurance.com/newlib.asp
A listing of health insurance plans for every conceivable missionary need: Career workers, short-term workers, short-term teams, internationals coming to the USA, furlough, USA short-term coverage, medical evacuation, war/terrorism etc. www.gninsurance.com
Insurance Services of America, has for years assisted missionaries, churches and mission groups with international health and life insurance, now they are offering a brand new Rx discount card. For details, a free quote and to apply for coverage call at 1-800-256-3222.
Blessings International, Tulsa, OK. has pharmaceuticals, vitamins, over-the-counter medicines, and medical supplies available for use in non-profit clinics at reduced costs.
Christian Chiropractors Association, P.O. Box 9715, 2550 Stoves #B-102, Fort Collins, CO 80525. Phone: 1-800-999-1970 or 1-970-482-1404 Fax: 1-970-482-1538 Lists names and contact information for Christian doctors nation wide. Also offers a program called ‘Furlough Care Program’. Free chiropractic care is available to missionaries and their families who are at home on furlough or to those who are on deputation and who are about to leave the country for one year or more.
Christian Medical and Dental Associations, 2604 Hwy. 421, Bristol, TN 37620. The CMDA’s web sites will allow people to search for Christian doctors and dentists across the nation. There is no charge for this. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Godspeed Missionary Care Services offers Christ-centered ministry to Christian missionaries and pastors hampered by emotional stress, situational conflict, or physical illness, to enable them to fulfill their mission and calling. 7520 Monticello Road, Columbia, SC 292 PH: 803-744-0841 Fax: 803-254-0370 http://www.godspeedservices.org
MED-HELP Resource guide and medical database, medical questions, video conferencing with medical professionals, medical videos/pictures, ask the nurses, ask the doctors.
Center for Intercultural Training in Union Mills, NC provides pre-field missionary training in cross-cultural living and second language acquisition. See their website for details of the training and how to contact them. www.cit-online.org
Elijah Company Missionary Mentorship Network They have a bi-monthly newsletter providing encouragement, prospective, training for missionaries. Membership is free. To subscribe send a blank letter to: email@example.com
Interaction International Giving high school/college students a running start through transition to North America and into life beyond. P.O. Box 863; Wheaton, IL 60187 Phone: (630)653-8780 Fax: (815)846-1778 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
MKSTAY (formerly Joseph House Ministries) Evangelical inter-mission and interdenominational MK Transition home for college aged MKs in Fort Mill, SC (10 minutes from Charlotte, NC). Mark Tidwell and Dedria Davis-Tidwell, Directors MKSTAY, 655 Smythe Road, Fort Mill, SC 29715, 803-548-3528 or email@example.com
Third Culture Family Services, 2685 Meguiar Drive, Pasadena, CA 91107. firstname.lastname@example.org Support groups for adult MKs; consultation on MK care.
Third Culture Kids The following web sites focus on care for children of career missionaries: www.mknet.org www.tckworld.com www.webring.org/cgi-bin/webring?ring=mkschools;list www.mksafetynet.net
Go to www.brigada.com for archives for December 3, 1999. Under Files you can retrieve "for free" an extensive guide. Go to the section on packing. There you will find 17 pages of tips.
San Francisco- Oakland Bay Area http://www.homeofpeace.comProvides cargo shipping services to Christian missionaries and missions organizations.
PARENTS OF MISSIONARIES
Sogro's ( formerly EMERCY) mission is to provide a wide variety of services and projects that undergird missionaries and the churches that support them. Services include research, logistical support, consulting, short term teams, supply shipments, care packets, and interim position filling. Phone: 205-391-9867
Campers on Mission, accepts short-term volunteer assignments across the US and Canada. Short-term volunteer opportunities found by logging on to The Bridge, a web-based information system that connects volunteers and missions by offering hundreds of projects for both individuals and groups. (One that excites us is their willingness to go and help build churches or ministry buildings at their own expense. You only have to supply a place for the campers to set up, and one meal a day.) Go to thebridge.namb.net. Or call the Volunteer Mobilization Center at 1 800-462-8657.
Hope Seeds-Christian Charitable Organization Hope Seeds is a Christian, charitable organization which provides seeds and agricultural support to missionaries and mission teams. http://www.hopeseeds.org/
Mission Projects Fellowship Non-profit organization providing equipment and supplies to mission boards in support of missionaries world wide. Phone: 215-491-1390 PO Box 477, Willow Grove, PA 19090
Network Missions Connects resource providers with need recipients to further the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
U.S. Center for World Missions http://www.uscwm.org Provides resources and support for missionaries.
Homes for Missionaries, a network of home owners who link Christians who have rooms or apartments available to missionaries in need. 35 W Duncan St, Apt 8, Columbus, OH 43202, Contact: Ann Lilygren @ 1-614-262-6499 email@example.com www.Home4Missionaries.
Please Note Though we do our best to keep our list up to date you need to know that some of these guest homes may have closed. We apologize if you find that to be the case.
A Candle in the Window Hospitality Network (www.acandleinthewindow.com) - Designed for 1-2 night stays as folks are traveling. Missionaries are always free, while other Christian households, pay $30 a year for one year membership or $50 to join for two years. They have members in most states, 6 continents, and almost 20 countries. Contact information is on their website.
Chritian Hospitality Network- Thanks to Christian innkeepers, more than 400 bed and breakfast inns now provide rooms and suites for pastors and missionaries at substantially reduced rates. Inns are located in all 50 states, Canada, England, Honduras, Nicaragua, Thailand and the US Virgin Islands. Each inn offers a minimum of 25% discount to full-time Christian workers. http://www.christianhospitalitynetwork.org/
Homes for Missionaries, network of home owners linking Christians with rooms or apartments available to missionaries, Ann Lilygren, 35 W Duncan St, Apt 8, Columbus, OH 43202 Phone: 1-614-262-6499 firstname.lastname@example.org www.Home4Missionaries.orgLife Impact offers hosted Oases of rest and renewal for International Workers, Pastors, and other Christian leaders.
Christian Camping International in Colorado Springs (719.260.9400) publishes a list of retreat centers.
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