Frequently Asked Questions
I Want To Serve Short-term With An Orphanage In A Country, But You Don't Show That Location On Your Website. What Can I Do?
That’s great! We partner with multiple ministries that reach around the world. If our missionaries aren’t there right now, then it is likely that one of our partner ministries would love to have you.
I Feel Led To Respond To Local Disasters.
I Am An Existing Missionary That Is Experiencing Stagnation In My Work
I Want To Give To This Ministry.
Thank you! Our Greatest Need Fund (GNF) covers a wide array of our ministry needs, but you can also select specific projects or missionaries from our site, and know that 100% of what we receive will go toward their work! You can give online using your bank account, credit card or debit card, and there is even a PayPal option for special gifts. You can also give through the mail, and all the instructions are at www.gosendmeglobal.org/giving.
I Want To Be A Short-term Missionary, So How Do I Join One Of Your Teams?
I Have Been Praying About Becoming A Long-term Missionary And Have Been Looking At Various Organizations. What Is Beneficial About Joining GSM?
We are excited about all of the great organizations out there. We founded GSM by asking a lot of questions about what missionaries felt was lacking, what they wished and prayed someone would understand and do for them. This journey was a difficult one as we uncovered one troubling story after another as to how missionaries were being treated by some organizations, the gap between what mission organizations wanted to accomplish and the calling placed on the actual missionaries themselves, and so on. All of our missionaries understand that they have a voice in the development of GSM and how we will provide what is necessary to each aspect of what makes a missionary successful.
How Is GSM Different In Style Or Approach To Serving Missionaries Than Some Other Organizations I Have Heard Of?
What we find that separates us has a lot to do with the specifics of location, ministry style, and mission/vision that many organizations are called to carry out. For instance, medical missions in China is pretty specific! If you are needing to join a task force that are co-laboring on such a specific area or platform, then there are many great ministries out there to choose from! Some organizations already have an existing strategy for how they are going to accomplish a specific set of goals, and there are many who are called to serve in that vein, making themselves available to that sending board’s discretion as to where they serve, in what capacity they serve, and how long they serve. Our focus is on undergirding the missionary that has been called to Kingdom service and needs the arm of the Church to walk them through how to accomplish their particular God-given goals in the place to which they know God is sending them. We have actually been labeled by some missionaries as “the home for homeless missionaries”! We also find that our relational and discipleship oriented approach to serving the missionary’s needs has brought a depth and richness to our GSM family that some found lacking in what they have experienced in serving elsewhere. Even our weekly reporting structure and support raising training has been a topic of much appreciation as, unfortunately, missionaries coming to us have shared that basic accounting and support structures were missing. The fact that we operate with a view to both where missionaries are headed and where they are coming from is important. Missionaries don’t fully stop being from a home church or town, and their relationships “back home” are vital, yet often struggle as folks answer God’s call. Thus, we are a liaison to the churches as well. When we can, we help churches understand how to care for those they send, beyond writing a check. These are just a few of the differences that our missionaries have made us aware of that they are grateful for.