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Global Member Care

Volume Three:

Stories and Strategies--All Peoples

Kelly O’Donnell PsyD and Michèle Lewis O’Donnell, PsyD

Consulting Editors and Contributors TBA

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God will dwell among humans and they will be His peoples.

He will wipe away all their tears and death will be no more.

Revelation 21: 3,4

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This book is about people from all around the world.

People who are dedicated to help mission/aid workers.

People who are committed to help fellow humans in need.

People who work together with courage and resiliency.

Their stories and must be told!

Book three in the Global Member Care series, Stories and Strategies--All Peoples, is part of an ongoing effort to shape and support the field of member care. It is designed to further equip the diversity of people around the world who have member care responsibility, including leaders, colleagues, friends, professional caregivers, trainers, and sending groups.

Why is this book necessary? The unique contribution of All Peoples is ethnê to ethnê member care— member care for/from all peoples (E2MC). Most of the material fits into two broad areas: a) case studies, personal stories, and ministry descriptions about member care for workers among/from the less reached people groups (LPGs); b) examples of mission/aid and other efforts to help vulnerable humans in LPG regions. What are some of the resources/practices and challenges/problems that affect “ethne to ethne” member care? The book will include previously written materials as well as new material that can help us listen to and learn from “our global voices.”

This book can be used as a state-of-the-art text for training purposes in universities, seminaries, and mission/aid settings and as a handbook for member care workers, sending groups, and those with member care responsibility. The intended audience is primarily the faith-based community in mission/aid although Christians working in other international sectors will find it very informative.

All Peoples, like the previous books in this three-part series (Pearls and Perils and Crossing Sectors), points us to the raison de être for our mission/aid efforts: imparting the gospel and our lives (I Thes 2:8) in culturally-relevant ways and improving the lives of fellow-humans, many who are impoverished, devoid of basic human rights, and living in places beset with protracted calamities and intractable conflicts. We sincerely hope that this core sampler of solid materials will both inspire and instruct our colleagues around the world in their member care/mission work and service to humanity/LPGs.

Possible Contents

Introduction

Section One-Asian E2MC

Challenges and Contributions

Chapter 1: TBA

Chapter 2: TBA

Chapter 3: Stories and Strategies for Good Practice (seven items)


Section Two-African E2MC

Challenges and Contributions

Chapter 4: TBA

Chapter 5: TBA

Chapter 6: Stories and Strategies for Good Practice (seven items)

Section Three-Arabic-Turkic E2MC

Challenges and Contributions

Chapter 7: TBA

Chapter 8: TBA

Chapter 9: Stories and Strategies for Good Practice (seven items)

Part Four-Trans-Regional E2MC

Challenges and Contributions

Chapter 10: TBA

Chapter 11: TBA

Chapter 12: Stories and Strategies for Good Practice (seven items)

Afterword

References

Index