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  • Our mission is part of a story that is found in all cultures and religions. In this story, a

    hero is chosen to carry out

    a mission in a far, mountainous land that the Scriptures call hill country. To get the

    re, the hero must cross wide

    valleys and deep gorges and face many obstacles. Once there, he battles formidable giants. U

    ltimately the hero wins and

    returns home to share the benefits of his victory with his people.

    We Christians recognize the Heros story as Christ s story. He is the Son who left He

    aven on a mission from the

    Father to go into the far country to save us from our sin. He is the Hero who suffer

    ed distress, tribulation, and

    death. He is the Victor who rose from the dead and returned to heaven. He is now the K

    ing who shares His wealth

    with those of His choosing.We share in Christ s story because He in

    vites and commands us to carry out His Great Commission: Go ye

    therefore and teach all nations . . . In obeying this command, we receive a mission that

    is like our Heros. We have

    to navigate over deep valleys to arrive in the hill country of mission work among the poo

    r. There we do battle with

    the giants of poverty, ignorance and injustice.

    The Heros story then is the framework for our story as a mission a

    We are actively looking for national leaders and Americans and who feel called to work in hill country among the giants of poverty.

    We currently have more than ten projects in six countries. Perhaps you will be the next to join us in the work?

    therefore and teach all nations . . . In obeying this command, we receive a mission that

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    r. There we do battle with

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    The Heros story then is the framework for our story as a mission a

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    our story as a mission aWith Us!Are You Our Next Missionary/National Leader?

    A history of service in the church or parachurch.

    Agreement with our statement of faith.

    Evidence of key attitudes: A willingness to be accountable. A willingness to communicate. A willingness to learn. A willingness to plan.

    The expertise, training or life experience to carry out their vision or role.

    A sense of Gods leading that we could and should work together.

    Do you feel called by the Hero to missions?

    Do you feel drawn to help the poor in hill country around the world?

    Are you willing to navigate the valleys of self-denial and support raising to reach the mission field?

    If your answer is yescontact us! We want to encourage you and share in more detail how CRI can help.

    Contact Jason@childrensrelief.orgwww.childrensrelief.org

    A Call to A Call to Action!

    Our mission is part of a story that is found in all cultures and religions. In this story, a

    hero is chosen to carry out

    a mission in a far, mountainous land that the Scriptures call hill country. To get the

    re, the hero must cross wide

    valleys and deep gorges and face many obstacles. Once there, he battles formidable giants. U

    ltimately the hero wins and

    returns home to share the benefits of his victory with his people.

    We Christians recognize the Heros story as Christ s story. He is the Son who left He

    aven on a mission from the

    Father to go into the far country to save us from our sin. He is the Hero who suffer

    ed distress, tribulation, and

    death. He is the Victor who rose from the dead and returned to heaven. He is now the K

    ing who shares His wealth

    with those of His choosing.We share in Christ s story because He in

    vites and commands us to carry out His Great Commission: Go ye

    therefore and teach all nations . . . In obeying this command, we receive a mission that

    is like our Heros. We have

    to navigate over deep valleys to arrive in the hill country of mission work among the poo

    r. There we do battle with

    the giants of poverty, ignorance and injustice.

    Our mission at Childrens Relief International is part of a story found in all cultures and religions. In this story, a hero is chosen to carry out a mission in a far, mountainous land that the Scriptures call hill country. To get there, the hero must cross wide valleys and deep gorges and face many obstacles. Once there, he battles formidable giants. Ultimately the hero wins and returns home to share the benefits of his victory with his people.

    We Christians recognize the Heros story as Christs story. He is the Son who left heaven on a mission from the Father to go into the far country to save us from our sin. He is the Hero who suffered distress, tribulation and death. He is the Victor who rose from the dead and returned to heaven. He is now the King who shares His wealth with those of His choosing.

    We share in Christs story because He invites and commands us to carry out His Great Commission: Go ye therefore and teach all nations . . . In obeying this command, we receive a mission that is like our Heros. We have to cross deep valleys to arrive in the hill country of mission work among the poor. There we do battle with the giants of poverty, ignorance and injustice.

    The Heros story then is the framework for our story as a mission agency. We are glad to share it with you and hope you will join us in it.

    Alan Pieratt, PhD, MNM

    Those who join our organization have the following characteristics:

    Now then, give me this hill country about which the Lord spoke

    on that day, for you heard on that day that Anakim (giants)

    were there, with great fortified cities; perhaps the Lord will be

    with me, and I will drive them out as the Lord has spoken (Josh. 14:10-12).

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  • with those of His choosing.with those of His choosing.We share in Christ s story because He in

    vites and commands us to carry out His Great Commission: Go ye

    We share in Christ s story because He invites and commands us to carry out His

    Great Commission: Go ye

    therefore and teach all nations . . . In obeying this command, we receive a mission that

    is like our Heros. We have

    therefore and teach all nations . . . In obeying this command, we receive a mission that

    is like our Heros. We have

    to navigate over deep valleys to arrive in the hill country of mission work among the poo

    r. to navigate over deep valleys to arrive in the

    hill country of mission work among the poor.

    the giants of poverty, ignorance and injustice.

    the giants of poverty, ignorance and injustice.

    In the course of our training for missionary service, we refer to valleys, giants, hill country and slaying giants. Valleys describe the difficult decisions and tasks missionaries must face in order to serve the King in other countries. Giants depict the obstacles, conflicts and problems we confront in deep poverty. Hill country refers to the places in the world where giants live. Slaying giants refers to the results we seek from our work.

    These images come from the 14th chapter of Joshua where the elders of Israel meet to consider the task of conquering Palestine. Caleb says to Joshua,

    Now then, give me this hill country about which the Lord spoke on that day, for you heard on that day that Anakim (giants) were there, with great fortified cities; perhaps the Lord will be with me, and I will drive them out as the Lord has spoken (Josh. 14:10-12).

    Caleb asked for the part of Palestine where the fiercest tribes lived, believing that since God had commanded Israel to take the land He would be with them in conquering it. Similarly we feel called to take Christ to areas of the world where life is difficult and poverty runs deep. Like Joshua we believe God will be with us as we strive to slay giants.

    Starting the Journey

    Crossing the Valley of Self-Denial

    Facing the Giants of Poverty

    Giants Slain

    Crossing the Valleyof Support Raising

    Missionaries hear the Heros command in the Great Commission as a personal calling. To pursue it, they have to cross the valleys of self-denial and support raising.

    Facing the valley of self denial means confronting the decisions that call for personal sacrifice. What are we willing to give up for Christ? What are we willing to do in His service? With the help of prayer, good counsel and the Holy Spirit, this valley can be crossed. (Let your yes be yes - Matt. 5:37)

    Facing the valley of support raising means confronting the fears and challenges that come with asking people to help you be obedient to the call to missions. It is an intimidating valley to cross. We help our missionaries cross this valley through:

    EndorsementEndorsement by our agency establishes the credibility to be accepted by individuals and churches as bona fide missionaries.

    Sharp vision We help our candidates present clear vision, strong strategies and ambitious goals.

    Quality mediaWe share our vision and s