Support for missionaries comes in all different forms. When your church starts the
process of deploying international missionaries, right away they realize the high level of
preparation, administration, and other complicated tasks that must be completed. From
the moment any missionary says “Yes, I’ll go”, until they are deployed, there are so
many hurdles to jump; training, missionary support raising, processing donations for
missionaries, handling tax-related matters, security, in-field pastoring, mission
accountability, etc. It can be absolutely exhausting for most churches. This is when
churches recognize the need for a capable missionary sending organization.
The Relationship Between the Local Church and Sheltering Wings
Sheltering Wings does not replace the biblical role of the local church; Sheltering Wings
stands with your church. Your church is responsible to equip its missionaries, pray with
them, guide them, care for them, and always hold them accountable. Doing so,
requires a lot of time and effort especially when a church has multiple missionaries to
Churches looking to support missionaries won’t need to be burdened about processing
the donations for their missionaries, especially when this could affect the tax-deductible
status of the church. (Read more about this ONLINE.)
That’s when Sheltering Wings comes into the scene. Sheltering Wings has already
established a dependable system that can handle all the logistics involved in processing
donations for missionaries, without infringing on the regulations of the Internal Revenue
Service. Partnering with Sheltering Wings allows your church to function as a sending
church without having to deal with the complexity of the logistics.
Support for Missions
Sheltering Wings operates as the home office for many missionaries and missionary
families. We support these missionaries for years as they grow their ministries and
impact the world.
The advantage of having us as the dependable home office and missions sending
agency rests in the fact that we work behind the scenes, serving the missionary in the
way they need to be served. Sheltering Wings does not impose a specific method for
the missionary to fulfill their calling. It is their calling that the Lord has called them to
fulfill. Sheltering Wings stands behind the missionary, ready to help them in
accomplishing it. Sheltering Wings is here to be sure that the missionary can keep the
focus on what they need to do to fulfill their God given mission. Sheltering Wings is a
dedicated home office and missionary sending agency for missionaries.
Supporting Missionaries Financially
All missionaries experience God’s love and then His call to spread the Good News of
the Gospel to all nations. The world is dying without Jesus and the realization of souls
dying without having access to the Gospel breaks our hearts. We need you as a
missionary supporter and we need the church to believe that the call within us is enough
to stake money, time, and prayers on. It is risky for a missionary to go and it is risky for
you to support. On both sides, we fight doubts. God can do impossible and amazing
things through us. And we get to be a part of that!
Your support for missions and a missionary is a powerful way to make a difference in
the lives of many souls around the world. And you can do it from right where you are
Sheltering Wings’ missionaries depend on God’s provision through the faithful, ongoing
financial support of churches and individuals like you. We need people like you. It may
be impossible for a missionary to fulfil their mission without you.
Please consider joining with thousands of others in supporting missionaries by
searching our website to find a missionary to partner with by clicking HERE.
Supporting Missionaries Through Prayer
Missionaries need powerful prayers from you! Please pray for our missionaries just as sons and
daughters on the frontlines of battlefields are prayed for. Adopt some missionaries to battle for
in prayer. Pray for encouragement, continued vision, faith, strategy, health, wisdom, protection,
and a harvest for their labor.
Support Missions by Helping Missionaries
Did you know that you can help missionaries right from your home? They may be the
ones on the ground overseas, but through your involvement and prayer, God could give
you amazing ideas into how to reach the people group they are in daily. It is not only
their mission…It is the churches’ mission! Find a creative way to partner.
Did you know that one of the best ways to support missionaries is to be an ambassador
for them? They are gone for months, or years and people forget about them and their
important work. Sometimes their personal supporters jump to the next newest
missionary being sent. If just a few people back home decide to support their
missionary by reminding people to give, to pray, to email an encouragement, and so
on…it would be a great blessing to them.
Did you know that missionaries can face loneliness? Moving to the mission field is
exciting but it comes with a deep, aching loneliness. Missionaries long for contact from
friends, family, and churches back home. A simple email or video call once a month
can make a huge difference in a missionary’s life. Routinely connecting with a
missionary is one of the most important ways anyone can support them while they are
Did you know that you may be able to visit your missionary? A personal visit is one of
the most encouraging things you can do for a missionary. Especially when you bring
them some “goodies” that remind them of home. Going for an in-person visit helps you
see what you have been praying for and giving to. It also helps your missionary to feel
better understood. If you feel the Holy Spirit move you to go visit, please be obedient
Did you know that missionaries are not superhumans? Missionaries see things no one
should have to see…starving children, violence, unjust abuse of women, abject poverty,
and unspeakable things. They experience trauma through natural disasters like
earthquakes, drought, strange diseases, and famine. Most of the time your missionary
won’t speak about the traumas and the dreadful side of mission work. They know and
believe deeply that God is with them. Yet, they are still human and feel the effects of
what they see and experience. You can support your missionary by simply listening to
them with compassion about how they are really doing. Don’t try to relate – just listen.
Missionaries are always giving out and it is just nice to have someone simply care and
listen to them.