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News, Prayer, and Gratitude

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Thanks for lifting us up. We appreciate your partnership in the gospel.

Agency Partners

During October we saw a ten-percent increase in the number of mission agencies posting trips on ShortTermMissions.com! This results from emails from our new marketing coordinator and a lot of activity from our social media specialist.

Behind the Scenes

A new design and layout for the ShortTermMissions.com user control panel has been developed; it really looks sharp and attractive. We appreciate the graphic design skills of our programmer in Argentina. Keep praying that the new programming and the integration with the new site goes smoothly and quickly.

Help Needed

Would you ask God to connect us with a person with considerable missions background and committed to helping others get involved in missions who will help us rethink the layout for AskaMissionary.com? Traffic increases every year, but we see a slow decrease in terms of how deep visitors go within the site. We need to integrate graphics into the design and figure out the next layer of helps to provide.

Prayer and Gratitude

Wednesday, April 19th, 2017

Rejoice with us, and please be praying…

Lord, we thank you for the opportunity to reconnect with Dory and from what you are doing through her to build up your church in Guatemala. We pray for our friends at Delta Ministries as they continue to steward the work you have done through Standards of Excellence and take it to the next level. And we cry out to you to continue raising up and equipping workers for your global harvest. 

Prayer and Gratitude

Monday, January 23rd, 2017

Rejoice with us, and please be praying…

  • Pray for our director, David, as we add specialized part-timers to the M-DAT team. He now coordinates the activities of our five regular part-timers plus two more whose jobs are sporadic.
  • Pray for the ongoing programming for our web services. At times it is repetitive and time-consuming, yet the time spent is crucial to creating features that will help mission agencies share information and seekers find opportunities that fit.
  • Pray for more agencies to post their opportunities on ShortTermMissions.com.
  • We’re grateful for Rebecca Skinner, who is initiating a new marketing and sales push. Over the last two months she lined up organizations to advertise in our 2017 newsletters, reaching two unique lists developed over the years.

Prayer and Gratitude

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

Rejoice with us, and please be praying…

  • Partners: Pray for the mission leaders we serve as they gear up for spring training events and spring and summer mission trips. Now is when they are answering lots of questions from group leaders and working on plans for spring and summer.
  • Partnerships: Thanks for praying for David as he participated in the recent Missio Nexus mission leaders conference in Louisville, taught at a pre-conference workshop on the Standards of Excellence in Short-term Missions, and joined the SOE leadership team for two days of planning sessions. Coordinating joint efforts is never simple, but it is profitable. It was also good to catch up with the SOE team through the face-to-face interaction.
  • Staff: Please join us in thanking God for bringing Rebecca to the M-DAT team. Pray for her as she works to get the word out about M-DAT’s great services.
  • Services: Keep praying for Matias as he gets set to bring the revised backend of ShortTermMissions.com online in the next few months. The punch list is getting shorter each week.

Prayer and Gratitude

Monday, July 18th, 2016

Rejoice with us, and please be praying…

  • Praise the Lord for the growing partnership between organizations serving the short-term mission movement. May God be lifted up as we work together!
  • Praise God for the opportunity to participate in the upcoming Mission Leaders Conference. Please pray for good connections.
  • Pray for the continuing work on behind-the-scenes changes for ShortTermMissions.com as well as decisions about how best to handle the abundance of content at AskaMissionary.com.

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