FOWM #241 – Regional Retreats

FOWM #241 – Regional Retreats

Self-care. Community. Team-building. For these reasons, our missionaries need to step back from their work schedules and join together at least once a year for times of refreshment, encouragement, and renewal. These times of retreat are essential to keep the challenging work of mission grounded in vibrant faith in Christ. Retreats give our missionaries the opportunity to connect with each other—to cross-pollinate ideas and projects, discuss exchange of resources, and set goals together for their regions. It is a time of connection and deepening relationships, a chance to get to know one another better and to grow together as a team. Retreats are also a time of encouragement, teaching, fellowship, and rest. With the pressures and stresses of living cross-culturally, stepping away from day-to-day ministry for spiritual, mental, and physical rest provides needed care and restoration. And just as importantly, our missionaries get a chance to have fun together. With the care of our missionaries in view, Serve Globally desires that every region have the opportunity to go on retreat on a yearly basis. This has not been feasible due to financial constraints. Please consider giving to this FOWM project to help fund yearly retreats for our missionaries to rest, connect, and be able to return to their work with renewed energy, sharper vision, and intensified passion for global ministry.

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