Part of the preparation before leaving for the 'mission field', whether it be at home or abroad is support raising. It doesn't stop there either ... maintaining the support is ongoing and without the support, both in prayer and financially a lot of us working in mission would be struggling or not able to continue at all. I know as a family we really value all those friends and family who make it possible for us to be here doing what we do.
Here at MMS we are awaiting the arrival of a least three other families who are at various stages in their support raising journey (in fact one of those families will be joining us to start next week!!). Recently another family, the Heath's wrote a great blog entry all about it ... in pictures rather than words!! (It's definitely worth a look!)