Encouraging Verses For Missionaries – Missionary Scriptures

Encouraging Verses for missionariesThere are times when things get so hard that we start to doubt if we did hear God’s call; that’s when encouraging verses for missionaries come in very handy. It is easy to doubt and get discouraged in moments like this. However, I’d like to remind you that God never goes back on his Word. Test and trails are part of this walk and it is essential that you run to the Word for refuge in these times. Here is a list of encouraging verses for you as a missionary. I have needed to hear God’s voice at many times in my walk with him and service to Him. Sometimes he speaks to me through others and other times (many times) I get my strength directly from scriptures. And I can boldly say that I have seen God as a very present help in times of need.

I pray God speaks to your heart through His Word, through this compilation of encouraging verses for missionaries and especially TODAY!

Encouraging Verses For Missionaries in Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 7:9 Know therefore that the LORD your God is God; he is the faithful God, keeping his covenant of love to a thousand generations of those who love him and keep his commandments.

Deuteronomy 31:6 Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.”

Deuteronomy 31:8 The LORD himself goes before you and will be with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged.”

Encouraging Verses For Missionaries in Joshua

Joshua 1:9 Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be terrified; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.

Encouraging Verses For Missionaries in Psalm


Psalm 27:14 Wait for the LORD; be strong and take heart and wait for the LORD.

Psalm 30:6-7 When I felt secure, I said, “I will never be shaken.” LORD, when you favored me, you made my royal mountain stand firm; but when you hid your face, I

Psalm 46:1-3 God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore, we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.

Psalm 119:50 My comfort in my suffering is this: Your promise preserves my life.

Psalm 119:71 It was good for me to be afflicted so that I might learn your decrees.

Psalm 120:1 I call on the LORD in my distress, and he answers me.

Psalm 121:1-2 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the Maker of heaven and earth.

Psalm 145:18-19 The LORD is near to all who call on Him, to all who call on Him in truth. He fulfills the desires of those who fear Him; He hears their cry and saves them.

Psalm 23:4 Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Psalm 34:8 Taste and see that the LORD is good; blessed is the one who takes refuge in him.

Psalm 34:19: The righteous person may have many troubles, but the LORD delivers him from them all.

Psalm 55:22 Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.

Psalm 103:2-6 Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good things so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. The LORD works righteousness and justice for all the oppressed.

Psalm 119:105 Your word is a lamp for my feet, a light on my path.

Psalm 121:1-2 I lift up my eyes to the mountains—where does my help come from? My help comes from the LORD, the maker of heaven and earth.

Encouraging Verses For Missionaries in Proverbs

Proverbs 3:5-6 Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.

Encouraging Verses For Missionaries in Isaiah

Isaiah 40:31 But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.

Isaiah 26:3 You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast because they trust in you.

Isaiah 30:19 People of Zion, who live in Jerusalem, you will weep no more. How gracious he will be when you cry for help! As soon as he hears, he will answer you.

Isaiah 41:13 For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.

Isaiah 41:10 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 54:17 No weapon forged against you will prevail, and you will refute every tongue that accuses you. This is the heritage of the servants of the LORD, and this is their vindication from me,” declares the LORD.

Encouraging Verses For Missionaries in Jeremiah

Jeremiah 29:11 For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.

Encouraging Verses For Missionaries in Lamentation

Lamentations 3:25 The LORD is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him.

Encouraging Verses For Missionaries in the New Testament

Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him who have been called according to his purpose.

Philippians 4:6-7 Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Hebrews 2:18 Because he himself suffered when he was tempted, he is able to help those who are being tempted.

1 Peter 5:7 Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.

1 John 4:4 You, dear children, are from God and have overcome them because the one who is in you are greater than the one who is in the world.


Matthew 6:25-26 Therefore I tell you, do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes? Look at the birds of the air; they do not sow or reap or store away in barns, and yet your heavenly Father feeds them. Are you not much more valuable than they?

Matthew 11:28 Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest.

Luke 10:19 I have given you authority to trample on snakes and scorpions and to overcome all the power of the enemy; nothing will harm you.

Ephesians 3:20-21 Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, forever and ever! Amen.

1 Corinthians 10:13 No temptation has overtaken you except what is common to mankind. And God is faithful; he will not let you be tempted beyond what you can bear. But when you are tempted, he will also provide a way out so that you can endure it.

James 1:2-4 Consider it pure joy, my brothers, and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.

James 1:12-15 Blessed is the man who perseveres under trial because when he has stood the test, he will receive the crown of life that God has promised to those who love him. When tempted, no one should say, “God is tempting me.” For God cannot be tempted by evil, nor does he tempt anyone; but each one is tempted when, by his own evil desire, he is dragged away and enticed. Then, after desire has conceived, it gives birth to sin; and sin, when it is full-grown, gives birth to death.

1 John 5:14-15 This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.

Revelation 14:12 This calls for patient endurance on the part of the people of God who keep his commands and remain faithful to Jesus.

Types of Missionary Work – How Can You Serve Today?

Types of Missionary workAs soon as you start to think about going on a mission trip, the next thought on your mind would be what types of Missionary work you can consider doing. Back in the days, you must say goodbye to your friends and family and say it well because the likelihood of your return was really slim in those days. Though this is still the same, it’s a bit easier to return home after mission trips in this day and age.

The world has become more educated and the work of missionary organizations make missionary work a bit more safe and thereby more interesting for missionaries. These organizations will keep you safe and fight for you in dangerous situations. Read this for options of organizations to work with. 

What Types of Missionary Work Should I consider?

In this phase, it’s important to pay close attention to your commanding officer-God. Where does God want you to serve? locally or internationally and in what ways are you supposed to contribute?

The truth is that everywhere you turn, there is mission work to be done there. Missionary work exists in your own neighborhood, country or anywhere around the world. And everywhere you turn there are different ways you can serve as a missionary.

When asking the question where do I fit in, the question what types of missionary work is available will help guide you. The world is filled with all types of people, with all types of problems and spiritual needs. How you choose to meet their needs is dependent on what God has put in your hands;

  • your God-given talent
  • acquired skills
  • intellect
  • experiences
  • the uniqueness of your personality
  • intellect
  • your connections
  • your work schedule
  • what you value

All these and more will help you determine what types of missionary work would actually fit you. These factors will also differentiate you from another missionary. For example, if you are a sales person and are a good listener, you will likely love to go talk to people about God. Some of your talents will determine how effective you will be in mission and evangelism. However, the most important ingredient you need in choosing from the types of missionary work to pursue is a relationship with the Holy Spirit, one which is constantly growing.

Some Types of Missionary Work (ways you can serve as a missionary) include:

Local-Based Missionaries

This category of missionaries stay within their country and reach the unreached in whatever way possible. They can be pastors, church workers, politicians, lawyers, doctors, one who runs a non-profit organization etc. Their aim is usually to use whatever position they are into disciple people for Christ. You can be a part of this category depending on if the Lord is impressing it in your heart.

International Missionaries

These are the most commonly thought of the type of missionaries when someone hears the word “missionary.” They are usually sent out to other countries and start to live life there, to evangelize and help people in need. They are usually sent by a particular nonprofit group or religious organization, which helps to raise support and prayer for the missionary’s efforts. Short-term missions typically last for a few months, Similar to student missions, there are a variety of ministry service opportunities available to the short-term missionaries, and many include additional responsibilities for more mature individuals.

Career Missionary

Believers in this category are called by God to reach an unreached people group, get acquainted with their culture, learn their heart language, and communicate with them in a manner that shares the love of Christ. You will develop Bible studies and ministry materials that will reach and disciple these people. Your responsibility will be to properly groom the Baby-Christians, bringing them to a point where they can stand, firmly rooted in God’s Word and then join the mission army. This process will take several years to accomplish, but it will definitely be worth it. You can also extend it to taking the new disciples and those who are yet to believe on skills acquisition classes and other helpful teachings.

Student Missionary

You can serve the Lord even while in school. The best part of education is knowing that you are a part of something great; serve on the frontiers and introduce souls to Jesus. Typical ministry opportunities include outreach/evangelism activities, basic medical work, homeschooling of missionary children, agricultural, church planting or other development activities, teaching, mechanical and construction work etc.

Explorer/Tourist Missions

For those of us who are very adventurous and love to travel, doing the work of the Lod, reaching the unreached is an amazing way to make your trip worthwhile. You want to explore the world, not for adventure, but to find unbelievers and introduce them to the Savior.

Evangelistic Missionaries

These missionaries convert people to Christ. The focus of their work is to preach and teach in areas where people may have never heard their religious messages before. Many evangelistic missionaries go door to door, hold crusades, online group meetings and organize public demonstrations. Some take to using the social media as a tool to push the gospel of God to the unreached.

Need-Based Missionaries

Need-based missionaries focus mainly on helping people in their area. While evangelism is a part of their service, meeting the needs of the people is their primary goal. These missionaries start orphanages, health centers, build churches and community centers, distribute medical supplies and help provide food and water for people in need etc.

Whichever way you choose, be sure to do it excellently and to the Glory of God. You are doing this as a service to God through man.

Missionary Quotes by Christians – Uplifting and Powerful

Missionary quotes by christians - Uplifting & PowerfulMissionary quotes are always useful for people on the mission field or those considering plunging into the world of missions. It’s encouraging to see what other renowned people have said about missionary work.

The truth also is that as Christians, we have all being called to be a missionary. Missionary work is not just limited to taking the gospel to foreign or 3rd world countries. Mission work is all about obeying Jesus’ commandment; Go into the world and disciple nations. You can be at work, school or wherever you are and still witness to people. Your own country, your own neighborhood, sometimes your own family could be your mission field.

Everywhere we go, we should be representing the Kingdom of God. Here are some great missionary quotes about mission written by great men and women.

Missionary Quotes by David Livingston

God had only one son and he was a missionary”- David Livingstone.

I will go anywhere, provided it be forward.”- David Livingstone

The best remedy for a sick church is to put it on a missionary diet.”- David Livingstone

For my own part, I have never ceased to rejoice that God has appointed me to such an office. People talk of the sacrifice I have made in spending so much of my life in Africa. Is that a sacrifice which brings its own blest reward in healthful activity, the consciousness of doing good, peace of mind, and a bright hope of a glorious destiny hereafter? Away with the word sacrifice. Say rather it is a privilege. Anxiety, sickness, suffering, or danger, now and then, with a foregoing of the common conveniences and charities of this life, may make us pause, and cause the spirit to waver, and the soul to sink; but let this only be for a moment. All these are nothing when compared with the glory which shall be revealed in and for us. I never made a sacrifice.”- David Livingstone

Missionary Quotes by Robert C. Shannon

Never pity missionaries; envy them. They are where the real action is — where life and death, sin and grace, Heaven and Hell converge.”- Robert C. Shannon

Missionary Quotes by V.S. Carnes

There are still many souls to be won for Christ,” she answered with quiet dignity, eyes downcast—but not, he figured, in humility. “Even here. Perhaps, especially here. Where better to spread his love, than a country just recently ravaged by war? Where better to be kidnapped and sold into slavery than a country just recently ravaged by war?” with a discernible sneer.”- V.S. Carnes

Missionary Quotes by David A. Bednar

The gospel messages you share will be accepted more readily if your Christ-like example is evident in the ongoing pattern of your posts.” –David A. Bednar

Missionary Quotes by John Willis Zumwalt

We are called to proclaim His Great Salvation and rescue the captives but we are busy spending 33 billion a year in diet products for ourselves or for our overweight cats. We are busy redecorating our temporal housing, spending every evening for our own pleasure, and every spare dollar for our own retirement. Somehow the unreached in their life and death eternal struggle slip our minds and concern. We never get around to being serious about Jesus and his command to take the good news to them.”- John Willis Zumwalt, Passion for the Heart of God.

Missionary Quotes by John Wesley

You have one business on earth – to save souls.”- John Wesley

Untold millions are still untold.”- John Wesley

Missionary Quotes by Amy Carmichael

God holds us to that which drew us first when the Cross was the attraction, and we wanted nothing else.”- Amy Carmichael, God’s Missionary

Missionary Quotes by James Hudson Taylor

Depend on it. God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supply. He is too wise a God to frustrate His purposes for lack of funds, and He can just as easily supply them ahead of time as afterward, and He much prefers doing so.”- James Hudson Taylor

Missionary Quotes by Adorinam Judson

I wish you believe, not for my profit, but for yours. I daily pray the true God give you light, that you may believe. Whether you will ever believe in this world I do not know, but when you die I know you will believe what I now say. You will then appear before the God you now deny.” – Adorinam Judson to his Burman teacher.

Missionary Quotes by John Willis Zumwalt

We call ourselves followers but we refuse to follow him to the Unreached. We call ourselves Christians but refuse to lay down our life as he did that they might have life. We sing songs for him with our lips but deny him with our lives”- John Willis Zumwalt, Passion for the Heart of God

Missionary Quotes by Criss Jami

The evangelist is the world’s hopeless romantic, and just like a hopeless romantic, he must hope for the miracle of God more than the romance itself.”- Criss Jami, Healology

Missionary Quotes by Lailah Gifty Akita

For every God-given goal, He gives grace to accomplish it.”- Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

We will do the good work. It is our holy duty.”- Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

We can do more than we imagine by the power of the Holy Spirit.”- Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Whatever is within your limit, do it to lift the souls of humankind.”- Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

The better we serve, the greater the fulfillment.”- Lailah Gifty Akita, Think Great: Be Great!

Missionary Quotes by Thomas S. Monson

Missionary work is a priesthood duty – an obligation the Lord expects of us who have been given so very much.”- Thomas S. Monson

Missionary Quotes by John Willis Zumwalt

One can be an orthodox Church in every way: great structure, good theology, excellent sermons and teaching, lots of giving; but if the Great commission is not taught and obeyed, it is a heretical church.John Willis Zumwalt, Passion for the Heart of God

He is the God of all, and His concern is for all.”- John Willis Zumwalt, Passion for the Heart of God

Missionary Quotes by Mikhail Khorev

Living according to God’s truth means that my ego must die, and I must live entirely for God and for my neighbors. Living according to God’s truth means not following the crowd and not being dismayed when even your friends misunderstand you. For the God whom you serve will have the final word. On the day of judgment, he will speak the final word over the whole of your life.”- Mikhail Khorev, Letters from a Soviet Prison Camp

To promise to abide by this legislation, so inimical to God, would mean forsaking the gospel and turning away from God’s law. This is why Christians have a choice to make, either to trade in their loyalty to God for freedom from persecution or to remain true to Christ and consequently run the risk of persecution.Mikhail Khorev, Letters from a Soviet Prison Camp

Missionary Quotes by Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Every Christian is either a missionary or an impostor.”- Charles Spurgeon

Someone asked, Will the heathen who have never heard the Gospel be saved? It is more a question with me whether we — who have the Gospel and fail to give it to those who have not — can be saved.”– Charles Haddon Spurgeon

Missionary Quotes by Winkey Pratney

Every Christian a missionary; every non-Christian a mission-field.”- Winkey Pratney

Missionary Quotes by Kirk Cameron

If you had the cure to cancer wouldn’t you share it? You have the cure to death. Get out there and share it!!!”- Kirk Cameron

Missionary Quotes by Oswald Chambers

The thing that makes a missionary is the sight of what Jesus did on the cross and to have heard Him say, Go!” Oswald Chambers

Missionary Quotes by Oswald J. Smith

We talk of the Second Coming; half the world has never heard of the first.”- Oswald J. Smith

The supreme task of the Church is the evangelization of the world.”- Oswald J. Smith

Missionary Quotes by Ann Dunagan

Missions is practicing God’s presence until His passion compels us to obey.”- Ann Dunagan

Whether you are a missionary or not, reading missionary quotes gave you a deeper understanding of what it really means to be a missionary and encouraged those of you that are already taking the gospel of Christ to the nations. Ask God to give you a hunger and passion for populating his kingdom with souls, at home, at work, and wherever you go in life.


How To Become A Missionary – Christian Missionary

If you are reading this you probably are asking questions on how to become a missionary. Taking the steps towards becoming a missionary can be scary and daunting, however, the main reason for this article is to help you to clearly see the steps you need to take in order to step into what may by a long-term calling for you.

What to do before Asking How to Become a Missionary

The first thing to know is that if you are thinking of missions as a Christian, you are not in the wrong. One of the main assignment Christ gave every believer is to go into how to become a missionarythe world and preach the gospel to all, starting from where they are to other parts of the earth (Samaria, to Judea to the whole earth). So you see you are a missionary. However, the question for you would be “Am I to travel or just reach my neighbors? Yes, Now that’s valid.

Many would rather be nominal Christians and not do anything serious. They would go to church because that’s what you do but they haven’t taken their walk seriously. And therefore, transitioning from being a nominal Christian to becoming a missionary can be very confusing and daunting. You have no experience in walking this path. Well, assuming you are considering Missions as a nominal Christian, then I would suggest that you may be taking things too fast. First would be to try to plug yourself into a small group at a sound bible teaching the church. Get to truly understand what Christ did for you on the cross. Ask God to open your eyes to the need around you and then trust Him to guide you through it all. As soon as you get what Christ did in your Spirit, it will be easy for the Spirit of God to work with you in helping others to know Christ. Whether far or near, you can now begin to think of preaching to others.

However, the truth is whatever stage you are in your walk, deciding to become a missionary can be a bit difficult, but thank God you do not have to worry about how you will make it. As God has promised never to leave you stranded in whatever situation you find yourself in. And I feel blessed to be a vessel God he uses to bring this promise to pass in your life. This article which is the first of the series would help ease the transition process by teaching you how to become a missionary.


Before finalizing your decision on how to become a missionary, it is important that you know what your decision entails. A missionary is someone who has been called by God and sent by the church to go out and further preach the gospel of Christ where it has not been heard or established. You will be required to serve God by serving others. What this means is that you do not live for yourself anymore but you will dedicate whatever time you have left on this earth to meeting the needs of others. It is very important that you are clear on this call; be sure that it is God calling you out to the mission field and not your emotions. There has to be an inner witness; an impression of peace or a very strong conviction that assures your calling to be of God and not of self. For further clarity, you can discuss the matter with spiritual authorities, such as your pastors and mentors who would intercede on your behalf as well as counsel you. Going on a fast can also prove useful, as fasting is known to be a way of disciplining yourself, shutting out the noise of your emotions so as to focus on the voice of the Holy Spirit.


Once the call has been confirmed, preparation for life in the mission field is the next phase. First of all, the foundation for becoming a missionary does not rest on your talent, gifting or ability to persuade people, it rests solely on the Holy Spirit. Like the scripture says, those who are led by the spirit of God are called the sons of God, it is important for you to yield to the voice of the Holy Spirit who is already dwelling in you. He is the most important companion you will need on this journey. He is the best teacher to show you how to become a missionary. Some other ways of preparing for this call include;

Defining the call: It’s great to be used by God to reach people. Once you are sure that God wants you on the mission field, you will need to work hand in hand with the Holy Spirit. It’s ok to try out a short term mission first to get you feet wet a bit. Check out this article on mission trips for college students It’s important to remember that you are not the Holy Spirit and therefore you cannot be everywhere at the same time. You need to define what direction you’d like to take as there are many ways to serve in the mission field. This is a period where a lot of prayer and meditation is needed; spending more alone time with God to eliminate all the other confusing voices. In this period, you need to decide if you are going to be embarking on this walk solely or under a missionary board. You will definitely learn a lot on how to become a missionary by working with a mission agency. If you choose the latter, you’d still have to decide which mission board to join and what department to identify with. Any department you choose must be in line with your expertise and passion. They will also decide where you will get posted to. Each mission field, mission agency, and mission work will have its own special requirements.

Serve in your church: Before you move onto the bigger field, it is important that you get tested in the smaller field. Start by serving in your church. Be actively involved in ministries through your local church. You will be able to realize your strengths and weakness while doing this and grow more in wisdom and character.

Training: Anything you do not prepare for will consume and confuse you when you get there.  Before you go researching or looking for external training, start with the one that is right in front of you; the Word. Study it, meditate on it and ask your pastors or the older Christians around you a lot of questions. This is your number one manual to learn how to become a missionary. Go deeper in your relationship with God. Your church may have different kinds of training opportunities for those who want to serve in the mission field. Take advantage of it and acquire as much knowledge as you can. The type of training you should choose is dependent on what department you’d want to work under in the mission field. For additional training, you might want to consider enrolling in a bible school, seminary, skills acquisition classes etc. There is also an option of learning on the job which can be beneficial to you in areas you were not exposed to during your training. Mentorship is also advised. You can seek out the counsel of those missionaries who walked the path before you. Communicate with the current missionaries you know; people who are walking on the same path you are about to walk. Ask a lot of questions and listen carefully as they respond. It will help to make notes of their responses. Online study and research will also be a beneficial source of training. Knowledge is essential but without understanding, knowledge is dead and without wisdom, you can never discern rightly. Combine your physical study, exercise and other forms of training with prayer and fasting. That is where the revelation is.

Learn as much as you can about the country you will be serving in; their culture, the people and about being a missionary in that area. You can do so by making friends during your trips to that place, acquainting yourself with missionaries who may have served there or individuals who may have lived there, reading etc. It is important that you learn the language spoken in the country that you have been posted to. This will help you connect and communicate easily with the citizens of that country.

Short-term mission trips will help you get a burden for people. It is one thing to read about a country and know all the facts; it is a very different thing to interact with people and get a burden for their need for Christ. This visit will give you

Interacting with like-minded people and building the right relationships. You have to be willing to meet and mingle with other missionaries, some of which may be working in the same field, country, and ministry as you. Build relationships with people with them and be humble enough to learn from them. Those people could end up being a shoulder to cry on, people to share and bear burdens with and a source of encouragement in trying times.

Develop Healthy habits. These may include; good hygiene, disciplining yourself by cutting off time wasters and learning to spend quality time with God daily, dealing with emotional baggage so that they do not burden you on the field, spending time with your family and preparing their hearts for your departure etc.

In Conclusion…

Learning how to become a missionary is not what children think about. It is a lifelong commitment and if you are not ready to make the commitment, you should take a step back now. This is a time to get support from friends, family, spiritual authorities and the church, through their prayers, financial donations, partnerships and any other way that will be beneficial to this ministry. The importance of prayer for this journey cannot be overemphasized. The path of a missionary is not an easy one. Prayer is the right place to begin, where your treasure and strength lies. Pray in every way you know how and in all manner of entreaty. Trials and hard times will come such that you will start to question if you are on the right path or not. You can only receive wisdom, assurance, grace, strength and divine direction only when you ask God for it.

In all you do during this period, your eyes must be kept on the goal while enlisting others to be a part of this ministry team. Do not enlist someone just because of how deep their pockets are. Seek the face of God before making any major decisions. It is Him who called you, so trust Him to lead you. This preparation is not something to be rushed and learning how to become a missionary takes a bit of time. You are preparing for a lifetime of service and as such, you must patiently yield as the Holy Spirit walks you through and opens doors for you. It will definitely be worth the wait!!!