The Sad Facts About Missionary Attrition
This year more than 7000 missionaries will quit. Nearly half of those will have managed only one term on the field. But that’s not the worst part.
At least twenty missionaries will pull the plug today. Every fifteen minutes one decides to throw in the towel. But that’s not the worst part.
Many of those who quit are lost not only to the cause of missions, but to their faith as well. Disillusioned beyond belief, wounded beyond recognition, they turn their back on everything that reminds them of their pain. But that’s still not the worst part.
The worst part is that 70% of those losses are preventable!
I am not OK with that!
Some of those people are friends of mine. All of them are friends of Jesus. The cause of Christ suffers, the body of Christ suffers, and unreached people continue to suffer whenever Satan succeeds in eliminating a global harvester.
More missionaries are suffering than you may realize. They may be your partners, your close friends, members of your church, people you support. You can do something about that. More than you may realize.
Paracletos is here to help you stem the tide. I will personally do everything I can to see to it that you are equipped, encouraged, energized and engaged as a missionary advocate. That is my calling, my passion, my purpose in life. It is what God designed me to do—and he has a role for you to play, too. Together we can eliminate unnecessary missionary attrition.
So what are you waiting for? Let’s do this!