Encouraging Those who are Discouraged with their Team Experience

Debbie Klaver, World Mission Prayer League/Minnesota Renewal Center

Most missionaries always work with a team and it is not uncommon to have conflicts and issues on these often multi-national, interdenominational teams.  Missionaries need support in these difficult situations.  Not only mission agencies, but also supporters and supporting churches can play an important part in encouraging their missionaries when they are discouraged with their team experience. Learn how to listen and what actions to take to be the most helpful to your missionaries in the challenges of difficult team situations.

Debbie Klaver served with World Mission Prayer League as a teacher and counselor in Cuenca, Ecuador for eight years.  Since then she has served in the same mission's Home Office as Personnel Director and Regional Coordinator and currently serves as the Missionary Member Care Coordinator.  As a Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, Debbie also provides counseling to missionaries and their families as well as others in the church and community at Minnesota Renewal Center.