Recently, Serge missionaries shared their feelings about Serge Missionary Care. While many of us in Serge attempt to explain what Missionary Care means, there’s no replacement for hearing it directly from the people who are impacted most by the support YOU provide!
Here’s what they are saying –
“It’s been over 20 years that we have had the privilege of serving overseas. We have undergone changes in jobs and locations, but we’ve always wanted to stay with Serge. Why? They take care of their people!“
“The stateside staff in our home office work tirelessly to support us from a distance – whether in oversight, financial accountability, recruitment of new teammates, or working on personal and medical concerns – we’ve benefitted from their selfless efforts in our behalf over the years. This way of caring for field workers is attractive to those who are seeking God’s will in missions. This is one reason why the Serge workforce has grown by 50% over the past five years. We now have more than 250 missionaries serving in 19 countries.”
“It was because of Serge Missionary Care that our boys were able to transition so well from Ireland to the U. S. to continue education. They served us as an advocate like no other.”
“…we have experienced…help with human resource issues as well as health issues, a conference to encourage… and genuine care for our well-being from the core leadership.”
“I know they pray, and I know they care. It is important for the future of the mission that we keep all those who labor behind the scenes working for us.”
“For me, being part of Serge is a huge part of keeping my life of ministry sustainable... I can tell you countless stories of how well-loved and supported I have been through this organization!”
“Serge walks with us and stands behind us as we minister the gospel overseas… They handle the logistics of giving, donors, tax receipts, and wire transfers. They provide counsel when conflict arises, and they produce gospel resources that help grow us and train us in leading others into a deeper understanding of the gospel. The Serge office also provides vital support in recruiting more laborers, coordinating short-term teams and interns, and assessing potential new workers. And it would take an entire page to explain the amount of HR support we receive in connection to our health insurance, retirement planning, and the complicated tax situations we find ourselves in while living overseas. Needless to say — we would not be as free to serve in our context without the faithful work of those in the operations and missionary care departments at Serge!”
“During my time serving in Bundibugyo, I have experienced Serge support me in the following ways: PRAYER; emotional, mental, and spiritual encouragement and guidance; friendship not only with those I serve with but with those who serve me from our Sending and Support Center; and welcoming me into the Serge family which truly lives like the family of Christ.”
“The stateside staff in Missionary Care have worked tirelessly to support us from a distance – whether in oversight, financial accountability, recruitment of new teammates, or working on personal and medical concerns – we’ve benefitted from their selfless efforts in our behalf over the years.”
“I would not be where I am today without member care! They check in on me, talk me through difficult situations, pray with me, and even walked with me through support raising!”
“We’ve been with Serge for 16 years and have experienced over and over the practical care of our home office and the inspiring, pastoral care of our leadership. Many times we have said that there’s no other organization we’d rather work with. This group that leads and takes care of us is a wise, sacrificial, grace-giving, humble, serving, and Jesus-exalting band of brothers and sisters. “
Because of the generosity of caring supporters like you, Serge Missionary Care is making a tremendous difference in the lives and work of our missionaries! You are helping to provide them with the support they need to focus on sharing the love of Jesus – all around the world.
We simply could not do this work without you!