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Strategic Misdirection

Posted on September 3, 2013 in General Ministry, Management, MMI, Programs, Volunteering | 0 comments

The one constant in working in ministry, there will always be someone out there that either doesn’t understand or doesn’t want the ministry to succeed. It’s sad that this is true, but it is just one of the many things we must face as we try to execute our mission for the poor. We know where the issue lies, its the displeasure of the enemy and his dislike to see God’s work be successful.

The constant misdirection comes from many areas, sometimes amongst those that claim themselves to be on the same team. We are not exactly sure why this is the case, but issues related to ego, misunderstanding, etc. usually play a big part in the attack on the ministry. The ministry team must not allow these roadblocks to throw our focus off on the desired results….our service to the poor.

I know that there may be some that read this that will say, why would you give this subject the attention as it just feeds into those that seek to disrupt the mission. My answer is simple, to let it be very clear that we are a focused ministry and those that choose to try and disrupt will fail. This is God’s ministry and He will lead this ministry how He see fit. MMI is doing some pretty amazing work and we are getting better everyday. Yes, there are those that may have different ideas or suggestions that can be of help, but we continue to learn and will never allow any disruption to take us off task.

MMI has been designated for the highest commendation from non-profit watch organizations like Charity Navigator,, etc. This comes from our team keeping the eye on the ball and not allowing distractions to keep us from executing the plan. We use a lot of sports analogies around here, I guess because I love the competitive nature of athletics. In this case, we juggle many balls in the air, but we will refuse to let any of the balls drop as they represent real people that are in need of our services.

This ministry is moving in the right direction and we would love to have others of like mind join our team. You can do it right now by placing us in your prayer list. You may know someone that has the ability to provide supplies, open doors, etc. to help us limit what we have to buy. You can help donate to operations of the ministry so that others can represent you in the field. We would love to have you join one of our 1-2 week teams this next year and remember that 50% of our roles are non-medical. We also have 1&2 year long term roles with our staff in locations around the world. Whatever your interest, we can offer some great opportunities. Join us!