One reason All Nations missionaries like All Nations is because we take seriously the mandate to care for one another. Here, we stories and quotes form missionaries who have benefited from this care. This post is part of a series on why our missionaries like ANKC. Look out for future posts about our practical training, our focus on movements among neglected peoples and we make kingdom work accessible to all, and how we include and equip kids.
Steven and Maddy have been with All Nations since the fall of 2019. They work in Utah reaching the Latter Day Saints (LDS) community.
One thing that we have really loved is that All Nations provides church planting coaches and pastoral care coaches. We each have a monthly pastoral call where we get to pour out our hearts and be honest about our current situation. Often we need prayer and encouragement. Other times we just need a (virtual) high five and to keep going. We also have church planting coaching calls where a team member from All Nations addresses more practical matters and provides advice on the next steps we should take.
Visit and Coffee
We recently had the privilege of hosting Mark and his family. Mark has a monthly pastoral call with Steven. It was so cool to be able to share our life with Mark and Katie for a few days and for them to see what it is like to live and minister in Utah.
They happened to visit on the weekend that we opened our coffee cart business. We chose this business because caffeine is not permitted in the LDS community, so those who do have coffee are often asking some spiritual questions. Mark came downtown to see our coffee cart and to help us pack up at the end of a long day of work. We received so much encouragement and Mark got to be the first All Nations member to try our coffee. We loved having him here, and know that his (and others’!) care from All Nations helps fuel us for the long haul!
Other Missionaries on All Nations’ Care
“I feel truly honored to be a part of All Nations Kansas City. They approach caring for their workers with intentionality, excellence, and love. We have access to amazing training, coaching, pastoral care, consistent and fervent prayer, and we are a part of their family. They love and cover us as their own. I don’t want to brag, but I have yet to meet another worker on the field whose sending agency/team even comes close to looking after them compared to how All Nations cares for us.”
– Angie Weigelt, missionary in Barsov, Romania, since 2008
“We are speechless when we talk about All Nations. They are more than a mission organization. They are our family. They train us, send us, support us, are always taking care of us, and even cry with me when I’m frustrated.”
– Isabel, missionary in Ecuador
“I think what stood out the most for us about All Nations was the people. We call it a family because it really feels like one. There is a real love, authenticity, and care for one another. Work and ministry are not prioritized above relationships. Their emphasis on pastoral care is so precious. We trust this organization because we believe they really love and care for their people, and in doing so equip them to do missions in a powerful and sustainable way.”
– Tom, All Nations Missionary in Asia
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