What is a “National Missionary Partner” and what do they do?
A Timothy Two “National Missionary Partner” is an indigenous pastor in Asia, Africa or Latin America who has completed the series of four Timothy Two workshops and who is then sent to other towns and cities in his own country to teach those workshops to other groups of pastors. We call them “national” missionaries because they serve among their own people. By contrast, others of us would be referred to as “international” missionaries because we serve in many countries throughout a particular region. We call these pastors missionary “partners” because they extend our ability to reach other pastors within each country. They have contacts in other regions, cities and towns who also need these workshops.
The benefits of National Missionary Partners
There are three definite benefits to having National Missionary Partners work with us: 1) their travel expenses are lower than ours because they
are able to use local means of transportation instead of flying ; 2) there is no need or expense for an interpreter because they already speak the local language; and, 3) they are already familiar with the people and their culture so that the teaching is properly contextualized.
The funding of National Missionary Partners
Several countries have a separate fund on our website to support the work of a National Missionary Partner in that nation. As you scroll through and click on each country in the list of over 40 nations on our newly updated website, you will see that some already have the picture of a National Missionary Partner. For example, on the Cuba page, you will see a picture of Pastor Leo and Esdras. To support their work throughout Cuba, you would click on the pink Donate button and fill out the form.
You can “adopt” a nation
Thus, you can virtually “adopt” a nation to financially support the work of a National Missionary Partner there. (As a reference, each workshop taught by a Partner costs approximately $300-$500 U.S.) We thank God for these Partners who are coming alongside us, and who are willing to put in the extra time and effort to train fellow pastors with the fundamentals of the faith among their own people.
“And they sang a new song, saying, ‘Worthy are you to take the scroll and to open its seals, for you were slain, and by your blood you ransomed people for God from every tribe and language and people and nation, and you have made them a kingdom and priests to our God, and they shall reign on the earth.”‘ (Revelation 5:9-10)