by Doug Nichols
Missionaries are usually VERY hard workers in the tasks God has given them and are very worthy of their hire! Biblical instructions are that if one does not work neither share they eat.
Leadership in missions and Christian organizations are to encourage their team members to keep moving forward in ministry of the gospel and compassion for the glory of God, never to settle down and become complacent. All of us in ministry should NEVER become someone on Christian welfare who accepts support from God's people to just live and do nothing for the Kingdom. Set prayer and ministry goals and communicate monthly with churches and supporters (in accountability) in how God is working in and through your work.