Mentoring in the States
Darryl and Janine Mather-Pike of Nelspruit, South Africa.
This month has found me on Skype with Darryl many times. They are currently in Boston, Massachusetts attempting to clarify some state department issues for their family. Native South Africans, Darryl and Janine have several children here in the states. Unfortunately we will miss them when we visit South Africa this month. Please pray for them and us as we return to Africa soon.
Our vision for Deeper Still Missions is the following.
And the things you have heard me say in the presence of many witnesses entrust to reliable men who will also be qualified to teach others. 2 Timothy 2:2 (NIV)
The ministry of multiplication spoken of by Paul is God’s method of touching the lives of countless generations. Many invested in my life and the resulting years of ministry. Each deposit into my mind, heart and soul cut a pioneer path forward that resulted in the changed lives of many. Our vision is to multiply that wisdom and skill through the lives of other leaders and increase missionary retention in many locations.
Handing over our commitment, character, capabilities and relationships requires great care and wisdom. It also requires a significant investment in the lives of others. Ministry experience, leadership and skills must be deposited in the hearts, minds and souls of trustworthy young men and women who will also be able to pass it on.
Deeper Still Missions seeks to partner with leadership to provide pastoral mentoring and leadership guidance to missionaries in the field. On-site visits are essential in order to assist them in the most effective manner possible.
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Four decade veteran of youth ministry in churches, Youth For Christ and now is the Founder and Executive Director of Deeper Still Missions. Danny and his wife Cathy spend most of their time mentoring missionaries in Africa, Europe, Central America and North America. Future opportunities include South America and the Asia Pacific area.