The easy answer is people groups of various ethnic and cultural backgrounds, whether native, immigrant, or refugee, but Intercultural Ministries also sends missionaries to other unique groups that may surprise you:
Those needing compassionate ministry—orphans, the homeless, victims of human trafficking, those deceived by cults, the blind or visually impaired, the deaf culture, and persons with disabilities.
U.S. missionaries are engaging with refugees and immigrants in key population centers throughout the nation. Immigrants and their United States-born children now number over eighty-four million people in the United States. Many of them are eager to find friends and jobs and learn more about their new home. U.S. missionaries do several things to reach out:
A missionary associate is responsible for raising his or her own support. An account number with U.S. Missions is assigned upon approval, so that contributions can be recorded for tax purposes and donors provided with a receipt. Missionary associates do not itinerate as career missionaries do, but are encouraged to speak to family, friends, and churches where they are known. Some MAs work part-time while serving.
Yes! Click on Get Involved for some opportunities for short-term or seasonal volunteers. Information will be provided for you to connect with the missionary ministry directly, to learn about the services they need and see how you can fit in.
Your church can take a missions trip with a U.S. missionary, too. If your church is interested in a participating in a missions trip, please contact our office, and we’ll connect you with a U.S. missionary.