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Friend Raising: Building a Missionary Support Team That Lasts

Essential reading for anybody involved in missions! Many, after having responded to God's call to missionary service, have struggled unsuccessfully to raise and maintain support.Friend Raising brings together God's plan for missions support with principles proven in the field. The book focuses on lasting support raising: intimacy in relationships, bearing one another's burdens, generosity, and communication. In a world swamped by fundraising hype, Betty Barnett presents a refreshing biblical alternative based on relationship.Strong, godly relationships are the pillars of lasting support raising. Discover the friendship principles that are uniting thousands of missionaries and senders in their work for God's kingdom."Friend Raising brings together God's plan for biblical missions support with principles proven in the field. The book is a strong dose of common sense, mixed with that rare spice, respect for the donor, and liberally garnished with the conviction that God supplies needs through mutually satisfying relationships. In a world overwhelmed by fund-raising hype and gimmicks, Betty Barnett presents a refreshing biblical alternative."-- Dr. Carl Armerding, Former President, Regent College"In Friend Raising Betty Barnett has performed a significant service for all 'faith missions.' This is a valuable tool for anyone preparing to build a missionary support team."-- Bernie May, Former Director, U.S. Division, Wycliffe Bible Translators