Lessons Learned by a Veteran Missionary

I think it is interesting that this veteran missionary of over 40 years says that one of the most important lessons he learned as a missionary is the value of teamwork.  If you think about it, as a missionary Saul/Paul always had a team with him.

At Faith Global Mission I’m thankful to be part of a team.  Our team of pastors and professional staff at Faith Ministries provides wise, knowledgeable and godly insight and accountability to one another both personally and in ministry.  We believe in teamwork on the mission field, too.  We think the team concept is so important, that we want our missionaries to work in teams rather than as individuals.  It is a great benefit to have someone close at hand to hold you accountable, to encourage you when you are discouraged, to share in the joys and the heartaches of life ministry.

My prayer today is, God, please help me be a good team player.  Help me to be blessing to those in leadership over me, a joy to those I am working beside and an encouragement to those I am leading.

David Selvey<
David is the pastor of global outreach at Faith Church and the executive director of Faith Global Missions. He serves as a counselor in Faith Biblical Counseling Ministry and teaches in and plans international conferences. David has served as a missionary and worked as a small business owner. He and his wife, Kathy, have lived in Indiana since 1995 and have been members of Faith Church since 1996.