Mission Encouragement Trust was founded in Youth With A Mission (YWAM) by Jan Whitmore (nee Rowland) and Mintie Nel in 1992. We believe God purposed that this ministry to serve across-mission and in 1995 the ministry separated from YWAM and became MET UK, a UK Charity (Charity No.1063403).
MET works in association and partnership with international Christian mission agencies. Our aim has always been to bring care, support and encouragement to the global mission community.
Our history is a story of partnership; personal partnership and partnership in the Gospel. Developing any partnership in life is both costly and rewarding, whether it is in relationship, business, ministry or missions.
For ten years Jan Whitmore (nee Rowland) and Mintie Nel trekked Europe by motor caravan visiting and encouraging missionaries working with a wide range of churches and mission organisations. Sometimes that visit was initiated by a home church or agency, at other times by a caring friend or family member.
In their pastoral visits Jan & Mintie helped many missionaries work through some of the most common struggles faced in a cross-cultural setting. They also raised the profile of many missionaries with local churches, seeking to form an active network of care around each person. This support was often practical as well as spiritual.
In seeking to bring the most effective help to Christian workers they have constantly asked the Lord, is there nothing that can be done to prevent some of the expected trials on the field, from turning into debilitating traumas? In 2002 that search led them on to a new development - hosting retreats for single missionaries in strategic and accessible international locations.
YOU FISH ... WE FISH
Jan Whitmore (nee Rowland) has written a book, "You fish .. we fish", which is a wonderful handbook for all churches who are "senders" of missionaries. It gives valuable insight into the nature of Biblical partnership with missionaries and great tips on keeping that relationship strong for the long haul.
For a copy contact: Jan Whitmore, Mission Encouragement Trust, PO Box 3016, Worthing, W Sussex BN12 6RL.
Tel / Fax: +44 (0)1903500464 Email: OfficeMET@aol.com
ACCOUNTABILITY TO THE CHARITY COMMISSIONERS
MET is a registered UK Charity No 1063403, and is administered by a Board of Trustees who meet regularly in line with Charity Commissioners guidance, to oversee the administration and finances of the Trust. Jan Whitmore and Mintie Nel carry the responsibility of being both Trustees and Directors.
MET is a member of Global Connections UK - an association of UK missions.
CURRENT MET BOARD OF TRUSTEES
Jan Whitmore - Director
Mintie Nel - Director
ASSOCIATES of the MET Trustees
Iain Taylor - Financial oversight
Dr Estelle Frohling, Maritha Esterhuizen, Mintie Nel, Jan Whitmore
Dr Lareau Lindquist - Barnabas International USA
Rev Dr Nigel Scotland - UK
John Milne (Formerly CPO Co-Founder)
Rev Roger Rowland - Elim Minister