A monthly gift of $50 to $200 for the next two years would help us provide heart-focused ministry to missionaries and local leaders around the world. (You can read some client testimonials below.)
Your monthly support also enables Elizabeth to continue her ministry via A Life Overseas, providing resources to the missionary community and poignant articles that reach over 20,000 people per month.
Over the past eight years, I (Jonathan) have had the privilege of walking alongside hundreds of individuals and couples as they processed transition, grief and loss, abuse, relational challenges, traumas, and so on. Since we relocated back to the States in 2020, I’ve been able to continue that support-based ministry with our sending organization, Team Expansion, meeting with folks both inside and outside our organization. (You can watch Team Expansion’s president discuss my role in the ministry in the video below.)
It has been my privilege to serve as a sort of field medic for these missionaries.
I am currently meeting with clients in the Dominican Republic, the Middle East, Germany, Switzerland, Jordan, Central Africa, southern Africa, Canada, a closed country in Asia, Thailand, Cambodia, the US, and more.
This work is heavy. I’ve walked with a missionary couple whose young daughter was molested on the field, several folks recovering from terrifying home invasions, countless missionaries dealing with overwhelming anxiety and freezing depression. I’ve had clients who’ve been robbed in the streets or assaulted. I’ve had a client who was drugged in a public place and then robbed. Would you prayerfully consider helping me to continue to support people going through hard things like these?
Why We’re Asking Now
In order to get back up to fully funded (which is something we have to do about every two years and is required by our missions agency, Team Expansion), we are needing to raise about $1,000 in monthly gifts. This isn’t a personal raise; it just gets our ministry back up to adequately funded for the next two years. Some clients are able to donate for their sessions, which is extremely helpful, but the truth is, without the gracious support of the Stateside Church, this ministry would fail. A gift of $50 per month sponsors one article on A Life Overseas, a site reaching over 20,000 people per month. A gift of $100 per month sponsors one pastoral care and coaching session for a missionary each month. A one-time gift would help support things like a three-day training for local believers in Kyrgyzstan ($750) or a field-visit to meet with missionaries serving in Africa ($1,300).
How to Give
There are a couple of ways you can donate. First, you can give through Team Expansion’s online portal here. Or if you’d like to avoid processing fees, you can give by check. Just please be sure to include our account number on the check and envelope so that your gift gets into the ministry account that we manage.
4112 Old Routt Road
Louisville, KY 40299
Please let us know if you decide to set up monthly giving so we can track our progress towards our goal.
If you have any questions, or if you would like to visit in-person or via Zoom, please let me know. Thank you for considering, and may God richly bless you and yours.
all for ONE,
Jonathan M. Trotter