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*Doing MC Well: Perspectives and Practices (book)

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You can order the book directly from the publisher, William Carey Library

Click on the title below to access Part One of the original English version of Doing Member Care Well: Perspectives and Practices from Around the World (2002). Many of the chapters in English are also available on the Chinese and Arabic member care web sites below.   The entire book can also be previewed on Google Books.We have also included the Table of Contents below.
Translations and related versions:
Several chapters are also available in Arabic and Chinese (web sites), and Portuguese and Spanish (books). See links below.

2016 note
--The English and Korean versions  are available online here:
  الفصل الخامس والعشرون   

Korean (currently not available)


Introduction to Doing Member Care Well
To the Ends of the Earth, To the End of the Age
Part One-The Member Care Context
 1. Going Global: A Member Care Model for Best Practice
            Kelly O'Donnell
2. Developing a Flow of Care and Caregivers
David Pollock
3. Christianity at 2000: Changes Today, Challenges Tomorrow       
            Todd M. Johnson
4. Humanitarianism with a Point
            John L. Amstutz
5. Commemorating the Witnesses to the Faith
            John Paul II
Part Two-Regional Issues and Insights
 Section One-Asia
6. Challenges and Care for Asian Missionaries
            Gracia Wiarda
7. MK Education and Care: Lessons from Asia
            Polly Chan
Section Two-South Asia
8. Indian Missionary Care: Dark Obstacles and Divine Opportunities
            K. K. Rajendran
9. Field Care for Asian Missionaries in South Asia
            Ah Kie Lim
Section Three-Africa
10. Member Care for African Mission Personnel
            Naomi Famonure
11. Member Care in North Africa: Finding Life in the Desert
            Anke Tissingh
12. Mobile Member Care Team-West Africa: Our Journey and Direction
            Darlene Jerome
13. Member Care Development in South Africa
            Marina Prins and Braam Willemse
14. Tumaini Counselling Centre: Ten Years in/from East Africa
            Roger K. Brown and Shirley M. Brown
Section Four-Latin America
15. Awakening Pastoral Care in Latin American Missions
            Christopher Shaw
16. Pastoral Care from Latin America: Some Suggestions for Sending Churches
            Pablo Carrillo Luna
17. Preparing to Persevere in Brazilian Missions
            Márcia Tostes
18. Holding on to the Good: A Short Experience for Emotional Debriefing
            Esly Carvalho
Section Five-Arabic World
19. Ministering Wisely in the Middle East: Christian Service Under Pressure
            Naji Abi-Hashem and Anneke Companjen
20. Doing Member Care in Red Zones: Examples from the Middle East
            Raymond Hicks
Part Three-Providing and Developing Member Care
 Section One-Master Care
21. Jesus Christ: The Heart of Member Care
            David Huggett and Joyce Huggett
22. Joy and Sacrifice in the Lord
            Ajith Fernando
Section Two-Self and Mutual Care
23. Giants, Foxes, Wolves, and Flies: Helping Ourselves and Others
            Kelly O'Donnell and Michèle Lewis O'Donnell
24. Sexual Purity in Missions
            Ken Williams
25. Surviving War as a Caregiver: A Personal Account
            Paula O'Keefe
Section Three-Sender Care
26. Best Practice Guidelines
            Code of Best Practice in Short-Term Mission-Global Connections,UK
            Code of Best Practice in Member Care-Evangelical Fellowship of Canada
27. Care and Support of Local Staff in Christian Humanitarian Ministry
            John Fawcett, with case study by Viola Mukasa
28. Administrative Guidelines for Remaining or Returning
            Laura Mae Gardner
29. Reinventing Missionary Commitment
            Kath Donovan and Ruth Myors
30. Running Well and Resting Well: Twelve Tools for Missionary Life
            Kelly O'Donnell and Michèle Lewis O'Donnell
Section Four-Specialist Care
31. A Guest in Their World
            Karen Carr
*Pastoral/Spiritual Care
32. Pastoral Encouragement: Seven Letters to Christian Workers
            Lareau Lindquist
33. Reviewing Personal Spirituality: Reflections on Work with Overseas Personnel
            Annie Hargrave
*Physical/Medical Care
34. Helping Missionaries Start Healthy and Stay Healthy
            Michael E. Jones and Kenneth Gamble
35. Health and Safety Guidelines for Preventing Accidents
            InterHealth and People in Aid
*Training/Career Care
36. Career Development for Mission Personnel
            Gordon Jones and Rosemary Jones
37. Training Asian Counselors for Missionary Care
                        Ron Noll and Barbara Rohnert-Noll
*Team Building/Interpersonal
38. Building Resilent Teams: The CACTUS Kit
            Kelly O'Donnell
39. The Potential and Pitfalls of Multicultural Mission Teams
            David Greenlee, Yong Joon Cho, and Abraham Thulare
40. Caring for Missionary Families: Applications from the Military
            Hans V. Ritschard
41. Supporting Expatriate Women in Difficult Settings
            Annemie Grosshauser
42. A Mindset and Department for Member Care
            Bruce Swanson
43. The Perils of Pioneering: Responsible Logistics for Hostile Places
            Steve Holloway and Kitty Holloway
44. Guidelines for Crisis and Routine Debriefing
            Debbie Lovell
45. Human Rights Advocacy in Missions
            Wilfred Wong
46. Field Counseling: Sifting the Wheat from the Chaff
            Leonard J. Cerny II and Dave S. Smith
47. The Cross of Christ in Debriefing and Ethnic Reconciliation
            Erik Spruyt, Rhiannon Lloyd, and Renée Schudel
Section 5-Network Care           
48. Developing Member Care Affiliations
            Kelly O'Donnell
49.  Global Member Care Resource List
            Harry Hoffmann and Kelly O'Donnell
50. Touring the Terrain: An International Sampler of Member Care Books
            Kelly O'Donnell