There are Two Primary Reasons for Transition
Transitions in the mission field are often difficult because the majority of the existing platforms for missions are narrowly focused, top down and inflexible. When career missionaries find themselves in a season of transition it often requires the missionary (and their family) to return to their country of origin to recalibrate. The problem with this is that it is often untimely, expensive, and detrimental to ministry momentum. Sadly far too many missionaries who leave the field to make these adjustments are never able to return.
What if there were a way to stay in country or in your calling without having to leave the field and lose precious momentum?
New Place - Same Purpose:
So many missionaries feel the Lord calling them to the same service in a new land only to hear their agency say, "we don't work in that country." With this existing paradigm it is easy for missionaries to second guess the Lords direction and calling.
New Purpose - Same Place:
So many missionaries do not end up where they start out... and that is by design. The Lord will often lead them to a place with one objective only for them to discover the "real" purpose for why they were called once they arrive. Unfortunately the agency they went with is not flexible enough to accommodate this new ministry objective.
Whether you have spent a lifetime in missions or many years in a foreign field, transitioning to a life after missions can be just as stark as your first day abroad. Let MAP assist you with your transition planning and retirement needs.
Often missions momentum suffers when the missionary returns to raise awareness and support for the work in the field. This can be counterproductive but is also an opportunity for growth if planned for and communicated well. MAP can help!
When life interferes with your call many missionaries question their timing, calling or term of service. Life happens: Houses do not sell, parents need care, visas are denied and funds stall at times. MAP understands these unique circumstances.