|Mission Website - Strengths vs Weaknesses|
The Web is a major part of anyone's search for a mission opportunity. It only makes sense. We do our school research, shopping, photo sharing and relationship building online. So why would we not use the Web when it comes to seeking out how and where we will serve in the Kingdom? But what makes for a good experience when looking for mission opportunities? Explore some of the strengths and weaknesses in this Missiographic.
Unapproachable, inaccessible in location or situation, untouched, untouchable, disconnected, unable to be met or out of touch. These are all words and descriptions given for yet another word: Unreached.
|Students, instructors, helpers and translators at the IOT 1+2 in Kilchzimmer.|
25 people joined us in Kilchzimmer for the CMLC Teachers Boot Camp. Together we looked at how to improve the CMLC which is our main 12-week training course for children's workers. During the five days together we looked at the themes: 'How does it all fit together', 'CMLC Curriculum', 'Student Culture', 'Developing Effective Assignments', 'Self-evaluation', 'Trends to be Aware Of', 'Evaluating and Grading', and 'Life-long Learning'.
|Bible Teaching from Czeslaw Bassara|
|The challenges of getting European missionaries connected!|
|Those who went for a walk up to the Belchen enjoyed a wonderful view of the Alps.|
|Serge Varga from the FES school shared with us about 'Kid Culture' and gave us a fresh perspective and new ideas.|
And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus. To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen. (Philippians 4:19-20, ESV)
The above chart shows the total giving to our ministry in 2013. Each segment represents a donor (individuals or churches). If you are one of those people - THANK YOU!
What does the chart tell us?Well about half of the gifts we receive come from 5 or 6 larger donors. However the other half is made up of about 60 individuals/couples who pledge a monthly, quarterly or annual donation. The average gift from this group is around 30 GBP (50$) per month.
What's the message?In missions, we need both the larger and the smaller donors. Everyone is important and everyone has a part to play – as the supermarket slogan says "every little helps". If you would like to find out more about joining our support team* click here.
We also need people who will support us in prayer. There are 600 people who receive our quarterly prayer letter or monthly update. To join these people in praying for us and the ministry of CEF click here and complete the short form.
*we do need new regular supporters
|Italians who attended the CMLC in Kilchzimmer last year were helping us promote "the next" course.|
|The CEF stand looked very professional and attracted a lot of interest.|
|Over 100 mission agencies were represented at 3 main locations.|
|There was an amazing atmosphere at the New Years Eve party.|