"Standing In The Gap" is a ministry that supplies "Furlough Relief", "On-Site Assistance", and "Encouragement".
We recently received an email (through our church) from a missionary. We would like to share with you part of that letter. This missionary starts out his letter like this...
"...I just received an email, today, concerning a missionary family that is leaving the field to return to the states. They are selling all of their possessions that they own in _________, and are moving back to the states. ... We are sometimes seen as more of a burden than a blessing by some, and the difficulties can be great at times. Many pastors do not understand the hardships, trials and burdens of the missionaries they support. Every missionary should understand these things when they set out to follow the call that God has placed upon their lives. ..."
We do not know why this particular missionary is leaving the field. Their reasons are not ours to know but "Standing In The Gap" could help some missionaries so they could remain and continue to do the work of the Lord.
We would like to be a blessing to missionaries that need help on the field. They might just need a time of furlough to help them recover physically as well as spiritually so that they could return to the work that God has called them to.