Facilitating the Mission
Missionary Security

Missionary Security

November 21, 2017

In our last podcast, Jeff discussed a recent trip to Asia he took accompanied by Shepherd’s Staff Security Officer Tim Dabney.

At Shepherd’s Staff, we don’t consider a missionary fully trained until educated about the need to have a contingency plan.

In this episode, we unarchived an interview of Tim Dabney conducted by our friend, Pastor Ed Compean. Ed is a former missionary who had worked in one of the world’s most infamous slums. Nairobi’s Kibera slum is the largest urban slum in Africa. Ed and his family ministered there for a decade. The Compean’s were no strangers to contingency planning and rapid emergency preparedness.

In this show, Tim and Ed cover:
»Evacuations
»Go Packs,
»Trusted National Contacts
»Shelter in Place
»Rally Points

This is stuff that rarely comes up in normal conversation, but totally necessary for the missionary to have fully up and running.

 

Photo by Sebastián León Prado on Unsplash

Communication is Cool Water

Communication is Cool Water

November 7, 2017

In this edition, we touch on security as Jeff recaps  a recent trip he took to Asia to work with missionaries. Shepherd’s Staff security officer Tim Dabney accompanied Jeff to handle security issues as necessary. Here are links to some great security resources missionaries need to be thinking through:

»Cyber Security

»Contingency Planning

»Pre-field Steps for Modern Missionaries

»Ministry Threats

The main topic of today’s show was communication. Proverbs 25:25 says, “As cold water to a weary soul, so is good news from a far country.” That works both ways; the folks at home are blessed to hear from missionaries on the field in “a far country.” And the opposite is also true. Missionaries are doubly blessed to hear from their friends back home. When on the mission field, home is a far away country.

We want to point podcast listeners to these communication topics below. These are just a few that can be found on our Resources pages under MISSIONARY SUPPORT RESOURCES.

»Support Through Tethers of Connection

»Communication List

»Written Communication Points