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Title: 'So then as we have the opportunity, let us do good to all men, especially to those who are of the h


1
'So then as we have the opportunity, let us do
good to all men, especially to those who are of
the household of faith" - Gal 61
2
Our Belief
  • Gods work done by Gods people done in Gods way
    done with Gods money will never lack Gods
    blessings

3
Our Understanding
  • Missionary care is a Holistic ongoing care
    provided to a missionary from 'Call' to The home
    Call ' which includes meeting the needs of
    missionary and his family members so that the
    missionary will be equipped, energized,
    encouraged and motivated physically, emotionally
    and spiritually to carry out all the
    responsibilities effectively in building God's
    kingdom.

4
Our Mission
  • "We are a group of believers voluntarily coming
    together to assist and support missionaries in
    India, involved in the spread of gospel, by
    meeting some of their common unmet needs by
    working together in the spirit of love being
    proactive through prayer, planning and systematic
    implementation of programs through the ministry
    of Missionary Upholders Trust (MUT)"

5
Though MUT, is a registered religious charity
Trust, it is not just charity work done through
this body.It is a privilege given to the members
of this Trust to involvein building Gods
Kingdom by serving the Missionaries working all
over India
6
Our Goals
  • Missionaries
  • Offering support to over 40,000 missionaries
    and their family members working in India
  • By taking up projects to meet some of their unmet
    needs
  • Mission Agencies
  • Networking among missions to enable them to share
    care for one another
  • Consultations with Mission Leaders to enhance
    awareness on member-care
  • Assistance to Missions to improve / establish
    systems methods to facilitate member-care

7
Our Goals cont
  • Churches and Christians by
  • Creating an awareness challenging the Churches
    to effectively care for God's messengers
  • Providing ways and means for mission minded
    Christians to meaningfully involve in the Care
    giving ministry
  • Creating openings for voluntary work
    sacrificial giving to fulfill these goals
  • Developing sponsorship to meet administrative
    expenses and promotional expenses

8
Missionary Upholders Trust
No of member Missionaries As on 1st Sept 2005
9
Missionary Upholders Trust
10
Missionary Upholders Trust
11
How it works
Missionary Upholders Trust
12
3 General questions asked
  • Why care for missionaries ?
  • Why spend money and efforts on people far away?
  • Why MUT should care help missionaries of other
    organisations?

13
Q-1) When so many suffer and deserve more, Why
care for missionaries only ?
  • Missionaries Reach the Unreached with Gospel
  • Gospel has to be preached to every one and a
    Church has to be established among every people
    group before the Lords second coming
    Mathew Chapter 24 and
    Revelation Chapter 7

14
Q-2) Many serving in around our own place need
care. Why spend money and efforts on people far
away?
  • Because of one William Carey, One Ida Scudder,
    One Ragland (from different countries) Indians
    were blessed with Gospel.
  • Now when our own brothers sisters take the
    Gospel to our own fellow Indians, Is it not our
    duty to Care support?

15
Q-3) Why should MUT care for missionaries of
other organisations?Are NOT the organisations
taking care of their Missionaries?They do
MUT assists them by
  • Meeting common unmet needs of missionaries we may
    save resources
  • Networking we may be able to provide better care
    for missionaries
  • Acting as a supporting body which will reduce
    the burden on missions, thereby enabling them to
    concentrate more on ministry.

16
95 of Indians have not accepted Christ
While
6, 000 accept Jesus everyday 50, 000 are
added to the population.
Present Situation In INDIA
17
Cross-cultural missions are inevitable to reach
the unreached 90 of the existing Christian
population is found only in the bottom portion

Present Situation In INDIA
18
INDIA
  • Independence from Britain in 1947
  • Largest democratic country
  • 1, 652 Languages Dialects
  • 6,00,000 villages
  • 3,950 cities
  • 126 million Muslims
  • Population divided by cast

19
Present Situation In INDIA
  • 95 of World Hindus
  • Second largest population of Muslims
  • Home for Buddhists, Jains Sikhs
  • One of few countries-Communism Survives
  • Persecution Index 29th
  • Population increase 1.9-World 1.4 p.a.

20
Present Situation In INDIA
Christian Population
21
Christian Population
Present Situation In INDIA
  • Unreached Pin Codes over 20, 000
  • Reached with 5 workers- 8, 000
  • Reached with over 6 workers- 1,000
  • Total Pin Codes over 29, 000
  • One Pin Code Approx 35, 000 people

22
Tamilnadu has about 6 of Christian population.
However the most populated states like UP, Bihar,
West Bengal and Maharashtra have less than around
1.
Present Situation In INDIA
23
BIBLE TRANSLATORS
Present Situation In INDIA
  • There is a huge need for Bible translators.
  • 1652 languages and dialects
  • 220 languages are spoken by more than 10, 000
    population.
  • Full Bibles are available in 50 languages.

24
MISSIONS440 Missions In 2004 There is a
steady growth over the years in the number of
missionaries too1973 - 420
Missionaries1993 - 12,000 Missionaries2003 -
44,000 Missionaries
Present Situation In INDIA
25
The sheer magnitude of the task
  • results in
  • Hasty recruitment
  • Hasty baptisms  
  • Lack of Training
  • Missions started without planning
    preparations  
  • No time for developing second line leadership
  • Reduced time for prayers
  • Poor team work

26
Missionaries face some of the following
difficulties
  • Poor Living Conditions make Life miserable
  • Children getting separated on account of
    education - depression
  • Persecution affecting the ministry and the
    morale.

27
Missionaries face some of the following
difficulties
  • Diseases that keep them away from the ministry.
  • Very little support / Resources
  • Inadequate training to face the challenges
  • Loneliness that drives them mad

28
Missionaries face some of the following
difficulties
  • Constant attack of the evil one - they are with
    out Christian fellowship
  • Pressure from society, especially on the
    first-generation Christians
  • Increasing needs as the family grows in size.

29
Missionaries face some of the following
difficulties
  • Very little reserves to face crisis.
  • No one to listen, understand, empathize or
    counsel.
  • No encouragement at the needed time from
    senders supporters
  • Lack of rest resulting in burn-out syndrome.

30
MUT Survey in 2002
  • 501 missionaries responded
  • 83 feel the need for counseling
  • 70 get less than Rs.50, 000 per annum
  • 23 get depressed often
  • 16 feel gap between the call present ministry
  • 17 do not have provision for Medical needs

31
GOD has created bodies like MUF/MUT to enable us
to meet some ofthese common NEEDS
32
Missionary Upholders Trust (MUT)
History.
was formed in the year 1993 as an off shoot of
Missionary Upholders Family.
33
FOCUS AREAS - MUT
  • Missionaries
  • Welfare of the existing 40000missionaries in
    India.

Mission Agencies Networking missions to
enable them share care for one another and
enhancing awareness on member-care through
frequent consultations with Leaders
Chennai, 2004
34
FOCUS AREAS - MUT
Churches Creating awareness and challenging
the Churches to care for Gods messengers.
Mission supporters Creating openings for
voluntary service, sacrificial giving and
intercessory prayers.
35
PROJECTS OF MUT
  • IMPACT
  • (Entry Program to M U T)

36
IMPACT (Inter Mission Plan of Assurance on
Calamity Times)
This is the entry program for all MUT Projects
Objectives
  • Providing Calamity Relief to the family of the
    deceased member missionary through mutual concern
    and oneness among Christian workers of various
    mission agencies.
  • Each missionary contributes a tiny
  • sum of Rs.10/- at death of
  • a fellow worker

37
IMPACT (Inter Mission Plan of Assurance on
Calamity Times)
Objectives
  • The joint effort results in sizable amount of
    Rs.85,000/- to the bereaved family with
    prayer support by fellow Christian workers
    and Friends Of Missionaries

Current Status (IMPACT) Missions enrolled
75 Member missionaries 10, 350 approx Families
benefited so far 81 (Aug05)
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IMPACT (Inter Mission Plan of Assurance on
Calamity Times)
Beneficiaries Under this Scheme
1) Mr. Aning Gasang Uttar Pradesh Died on
11-02-2003 Rashtriya Susamachar Parishad
40
IMPACT (Inter Mission Plan of Assurance on
Calamity Times)
Beneficiaries Under this Scheme
2)Mr. D I Paul Andra Pradesh HBI Died on
18-12-2002
41
IMPACT
Al Bashir
ABC Prayer Fellowship Trust Asha Kiran
Society Badavo
Banjara Phozear Trust Baptist Christian
Association Bastar for Christ
Missionary Movement Blessing Youth Mission
Child Evangelism Fellowship
Christian Foundation for the Blind
Church Growth Missionary Movement
COME Ministries
Diocesan Missionary Prayer Band
Ephphatha Mission
Far East Broadcasting Associates
Fellowship of Evangelical Friends
Fellowship for Neighbours India Follow Up
Ministries Trust Friends
Missionary Prayer Band Gospel
Echoing Missionary Society Gospel for
Muslims Grace
Ministries
Hindustan Bible Institute College
Himalaya Evangelical Mission
Hebron Ministries
Indian Bible Translators
India Campus Crusade for Christ
India Church Growth Mission
Indian Evangelical Mission
Indian Evangelical Team
India Every Home Crusade
Indian Institute of Missiology
India Missions Association
Indian Missionary Society
India Youth For Christ
Karnataka Evangelistic Association
Karunai Illam Ministry
Life in Christ Ministries .
Messengers For Christ in India Ministry of
Jesus Power Trust Mission to
the Blind Mukti Udharan Seva
Trust Missionary Upholders
Trust Maharashtra Village Ministries
Nakkubetta Bible Fellowship National
Missionary Society Navjeevan
Seva Mandal New Life
Computer Institute C . R .
Nutan Aalo
Operation Mobilisation
Orient Bible Translators
Orissa Follow Up
Pandita Ramabhai Mukti Mission
Pocket Testament League
Rainbow Evangelical Association Ransom
Charitable Evangelical Trust Rashtriya
Susamachar Parishad Reaching Hand
Society SCRIBE

Scripture Gift Mission
Scripture Union
Sharing Love Mission
Sourashtra Gospel Movement
Tamil Village Gospel Mission
Tribal Outreach Mission
Union of Evangelical Students of India
United Christian Evangelical Movement Vacation
Bible School Ministries Voice of the
Shepherd Word For the
World World
Cassette Outreach Youth With A Mission
Member Missions
42
IMPACTContact persons addresses
Mr. A S Chellappa Secretary Tel 044
22431589 Email stanleychellappa_at_hotmail.com
Mr. Samuel Jebakumar Treasurer Tel 044
26183601 Email sjebakumar_at_hotmail.com
43
PROJECTS OF MUT
  • REST HOUSE
  • Vellore Chennai

44
Rest houses
  • Two rest houses in Tamil Nadu - one in Vellore
    and another in Chennai.
  • When they come for medical check up / treatment
  • Vacation with family to have a quality time with
    children at least once a year. It is important as
    many of the children live in hostels, away from
    their parents who work in remote areas.

45
Rest houses
  • Furnished with all the
  • basic amenities.
  • Comfortable rooms
  • with privacy.
  • A small chapel for
  • worship and
  • fellowship with
  • other missionaries staying.
  • Member missionaries donate
  • Rs.15/ per day per family.

46
Rest house
Vellore Missionary Rest House Civil Supplies
Godown St., Kamalakshipuram Vellore 632
002 Tel 0416 2260368, 5533187
Chennai MUT Rest House 12 Hunters
Lane, Choolai, Chennai 600 112 Tel 044 26613963
47
PROJECTS OF MUT
MEDICAL SCHEMES
48
HEALTH SCHEMES
  • Rationale
  • Cross cultural missionaries work in remote
    places, far away from medical help. Some work in
    areas with high incidences of deadly, infectious
    diseases.
  • Most often, due to various reasons (e.g. the
    distance to medical facility, pressures of
  • work, ignorance of the gravity of
  • their illness or high cost of
  • medical care) they postpone
  • seeking medical help until it
  • is too late.

49
Assistance offered under Health Schemes
  • Master Health Check up (MHC)Several mission
    hospitals have come forward to do master health
    checkup for missionaries. The cost of a check up
    is Rs.400 per person. MUT bears 50 (Rs.200).
  • No of missionaries assisted
  • 397 (Year 2004-05)

50
LOVE YOUR BROTHER (LYB)
  • A member missionary contributes Rs.10/- per
    month to assist a fellow missionary, his/her
    spouse or children, towards treatment for major
    medical illness, accident, complicated childbirth
    etc.

51
LOVE YOUR BROTHER (LYB)
Beneficiaries Under this Scheme
Samuel, s/o Mr. Solomon Ganapathy
(DMPB) Suffering from Rectum Cancer. Doctors have
given up hope. Please pray for a miraculous
healing
52
HELPED TO HELP (HTH)
  • Funds for this program are donated for the
    assistance of a LYB member affected with major
    illness when the amount provided from LYB scheme
    is not enough to defray the expenses.
  • Donation from Churches, families and individuals
    who are blessed by God, done by way of pledges
    and ear marked contributions.
  • The Medical panel formed for this
  • purpose reviews applications
  • and recommends help to
  • be provided.

53
CHILDREN HELPED UNDER (HTH)
1) February 2003
WEST BENGAL
NUTAN ALOO
Subdhev S/o Mr.Sakthi
Mallick Underwent open heart surgery. Doing Well
2) September 2001 GUJARAT
GOSPEL PREACHING
MINISTRY
Elisha Ben, 3 years D/o Mr.Dhalubai Became
blind after brain fever - Sight restored -
54
CHILDREN HELPED UNDER (HTH)
3) YEAR 2000 Maharashtra Village Ministries
MAHARASHTRA
Milcah 3 years old D/o
Mr.Shimon Khandare Cancer in Pelvis She
passed away in Feb 2005
4) April 2001ORISSA FOLLOW UP Stephen 12 yr old
S/o Pastor Dhamodaradas. Suffering from
Hemophilia (Left hand Affected)
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Cash help
  • The Trust also has an endowment to give cash
    help to some missionaries who need assistance, in
    situations when the need exceeds over and above
    the medical allowance given by the missions to
    cover the additional expense.
  • Total Medical assistance during 2004 2005
  • (CH/LYB/HTH/MHC)
  • Missionaries assisted 363
  • Total amount spent 13, 40, 000 (approx)

56
Missionary Upholders Trust
Contact Information Medical Projects
Mrs. Violet Jeyachandran Medical
Coordinator vlr_suja1964_at_sancharnet.in
Mrs. Anandachandran Secretary ananda162_at_hotmail.co
m
Mrs. Juno Sudhakar Treasurer junosudha_at_yahoo.com
57
PROJECTS OF MUT
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MATCH Missionary Alliance Through Counsel Help
OBJECTIVES
To assist in the marriage alliance for single
missionaries (Bachelors / Spinsters / Widowers /
Widows), missionaries children and the children
of MUT / MUF / Mission prayer group leaders
who are willing to go as missionaries
59
WHY MATCH ?
  • Missionaries who work in remote locations face
    difficulties in finding suitable life partners
  • Missionaries hailing from non-Christian
    background where their own families show less
    care also face difficulty
  • Senior missionaries who spend decades of life in
    far off mission fields face difficulty in finding
    suitable partners for their children
  • Lack of infrastructure within the
  • organization to care for this need (except few
    org.)
  • Lack of suitable match in same organization

60
MATCH Missionary Alliance Through Counsel Help
REGISTRATION
???Application forms are available with member
mission organizations or MATCH office ?Forms to
be endorsed by the authorized signatory of their
member mission / MUT / MUF
?Fee - Rs.100/-
(valid for a period of two years)  
61
PROGRAMS of MUT
  • CRISIS RELIEF

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Cash Relief to meet crisis
  • A small amount up to Rs.2, 000 is sanctioned to
    missionaries who are affected by crisis such as
  • Theft / Damages
  • Medical needs not covered
  • Unanticipated unavoidable expenses

63
PROGRAMS of MUT
  • TRAINING
  • DEVELOPMENT

64
TRAINING PROGRAMS
  • Programs conducted at regular intervals for
    personal/family development. Rs.125 per
    person/day (all inclusive)
  • Duration 3-5 days. Organization sponsorship
    essential.

65
Training Programs - What For?
  • Missionaries require support to meet their
    emotional / Spiritual needs
  • Their spiritual maturity alone helps them to
    disciple the converts effectively
  • Witnessing missionary family could be a model for
    the converts having very little bible knowledge

66
Programs Planned / organized
  • Marriage Enrichment Program
  • Life Revision Seminar
  • Inner Healing Seminar
  • Work shop on Counseling
  • De-briefing program
  • Sharpening Inter personal skills

67
Marriage Enrichment Program
  • The three-Day Seminar offered helps the couples
    with the tools that they need to build a healthy
    marriage with God as the Center of their
    relationship

68
Topics Marriage Enrichment Program
  • Gods blueprint for marriage,
  • Communication skills, Conflict Resolution skills,
  • Nurturing Physical, emotional and spiritual
    intimacy
  • Understanding differences, Handling finance,
    Parenting
  • Balancing Marriage and Ministry

69
Shanthi Wilfred In Action
Carolyn Joel In Action
70
September 2004
Participated Couples
August 2005
71
Seminar on Debriefing
  • Debriefing is an intentional and specific
    scheduled listening time for the purpose of
    supporting, caring, providing feedback,
    perspective and help.
  • Debriefing is an intervention designed to
    process an event.
  • Debriefing is a way of providing an initial or
    interim support system

72
Workshop on Sharpening Interpersonal Skills
  • The SYIS workshops are designed to enhance the
    knowledge, attitudes and skills of missionaries
    in how they relate to one another, family,
    students, co-workers, friends and those from
    other cultures.

73
Inner Healing
  • Seminar on Inner healing will enable a person to
    discover the damages and will lead into fullness
    of life and thus enables the person to lead
    others also into healing.
  • Inner Healing is essential for all Christians as
    we live in a hurting world. Many of us carry the
    old baggage of hurts and mindsets which limit our
    Christian growth

74
Life Revision Seminar
  • The life revision seminar is a time set apart
    from all activities, learn to be quiet and to
    have a meaningful and compassionate look at ones
    own lives. The learning is from own life
    experiences.
  • It is also a time for entering into the needs of
    the inner person. To come into the reality of
    growing intimacy of communion with the creator.

75
ProjectMission Possible
  • Rest house, Retirement home Counseling Centre
  • at Odanchatram (ODC)
  • for Gods own messengers

76
Why does MUT undertake this project?
  • To meet the needs of missionaries as concluded by
    the stress survey conducted among missionaries.
  • To expand to other areas, some of the facilities
    that exist in Vellore and Chennai.
  • To continue to show our love and care for our
    missionaries.

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Why Oddanchatram?
  • Moderate climate through the year
  • Access to Mission Centered Christian hospitals
    with mission-minded staff and friends of MUT
  • Presence of friends of MUT in this town who can
    give service and support to the missionaries who
    use the facilities

78
Oddanchatram
Location
Approx Distance from Cities Chennai 395
km Bangalore 370 Km Madurai 88 Km Coimbatore 129
km
NOT TO SCALE
79
Where do we begin?
Right here the land, God has provided for us
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What is the Plan?
  • The following facilities are proposed to be
    built in this four acre land being purchased at
    ODC. 
  • Rest house 
  • Retreat center
  • Counseling cum training center
  • Shelter for retired missionaries

81
What is the Plan? contd.
  • Rest house
  • Self-contained single bedroom cottages
  • One room units with attached toilets

82
What is the Plan? contd.
  • Retreat center
  • Two Dormitories to accommodate 12 people each -
  • Single rooms with toilet attached

83
What is the Plan? contd.
  • Counseling cum training center
  • Counseling rooms
  • Training halls
  • Reading room / Library
  • Audio-visual room

84
What is the Plan? contd.
  • Shelter for retired missionaries
  • For able independent couples just retired
  • For aged people needing support
  • For totally dependent (Aged)

85
What is the Plan? contd.
  • Common facilities
  • A chapel
  • Common dining halls
  • Kitchen
  • Office room
  • Indoor recreation room
  • Common lounge
  • Landscaped green area
  • Outdoor playing area

86
Anticipated costs
  • Land
  • Building
  • Landscaping, water resources fencing
  • Furniture, fixtures furnishings
  • Staffing

87
Discussion with EMi2 Team
Participants of the 1 day prayer at the site.
Leaders at the site
Ground Breaking Ceremony
88
Engineering support from eMi2
  • eMi2, a network of volunteer architects,
    engineers and land surveyors from Colorado
    Springs are providing total engineering support
    free of cost.
  • 7 Member team visited site in June 05
  • Prepared a Master plan - Now in the process of
    preparing Phase I - drawings

89
eMi2 Team
at the Site
Presentation at HBI, Chennai
90
Proposed Master Plan by eMi2 Team(Under
discussions)
Oddanchatram
91
CONSULTATIONSWith Leaders of Missions Churches
  • To hold discussions on Member Care in important
    areas, share knowledge and experience.
  • To present results of survey on member-care
    issues of missionaries.
  • To outline available / forthcoming welfare
    programs.
  • To explore possibilities to network for increased
    enhanced benefits.

92
Chennai, 2003
CONSULTATIONSWith Leaders of Missions Churches
93
MUT LEADERS who worked forthe consultations
94
MUTFinance Management Policy
  • Funds spent only on earmarked purpose
  • Overhead expenses kept low
  • Most Projects managed by volunteers
  • Operational expenses thro sponsorship
  • Corpus raised for on going programs

95
2004-2005
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What can we do?
  • Be aware of the various problems faced by
    missionaries
  • Challenge the church supporters to respond
    proactively to this need
  • Raise persevering prayer groups for Missionaries
  • Celebrate a Sunday only for Missionaries and
    their care
  • Develop a conducive crisis response plan in
    Member care
  • Help Mission organizations to effectively enhance
    quality of member care programs

97
How Can you involve?
  • Pray
  • Participate in the programs
  • Pass on Ideas suggestions
  • Provide or raise financial Support

98
Let us together, expect great things, attempt
great things and achieve great things for
God - Ageevee 1st President Board of
MUT
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Missionary Upholders Trust
  • Admin Office - 2/91,434, Civil Supplies Godwon
  • Street, Kamalakshipuram, Vellore, INDIA - 632 002
  • Phone 0091 416 2265187 / 5533187
  • E-mail Address vlr_muttu1993_at_sancharnet.in
  • FCRA A/c with SBI Bank, Purasawalkam Chennai
  • Cheque or DD to be drawn in the name of
    Missionary Upholders Trust.
  • Web site www.membcaremutin.org

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For More Information
  • J.J.Ratnakumar
  • (Founder/General Coordinator)
  • 2/91,434, Civil Supplies Godown Street,
    Kamalakshipuram, Vellore, INDIA - 632 002
  • Phone 0416 2265187 / 5533187
  • E-mail jjratnakumar_at_gmail.com (or)
    vlr_muttu1993_at_sancharnet.in

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To ponder about!!!
  • I pray that no missionary will ever be as lonely
    as I have been. Lottie Moon, Baptist missionary
    to China
  • I have always believed that the Good Samaritan
    went across the road to the wounded man just
    because he wanted to. - Wilfred Thomason
    Grenfell
  • Love is the root of missions sacrifice is the
    fruit of missions. Roderick Davis
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