Helping Missionary Kids Impact Their World for Christ
Jonathan, an FPC member, works with Cru's MK2MK (Missionary Kid To Missionary Kid) program. This ministry is directed toward coming alongside missionary kids as they impact their world for Christ. MK2MK primarily does this through conferences, site visits, team activities, annual mission trips and personal mentoring. Their mission is to build a global spiritual community of MKs who impact their world for Christ. In the current COVID-19 crisis, mk2mk is providing critical care for Cru staff families who are affected all around the world. This ministry is among the response Cru is offering for affected families who need critical care.
We asked Jonathan these questions to help describe his ministry.
What is your organization’s vision for ministry?
I work with an organization called mk2mk. We are a ministry of Cru (Campus Crusade for Christ International).Our ministry focuses on fulfilling the great commission by working directly with MKs. Our goal is to be able tobuild a safe community for MKs and to empower them to embrace a ministry of their own. This focus resultsin staff families staying on the field longer and coming home healthier.
Describe the focus of your ministry – the past year’s activities and goals for the coming year.
The mission of mk2mk is to build a global spiritual community of MKs who impacttheir world for Christ. We do this through discipleship relationships and multipleconnect points at our conferences, care trips, summer mission, XTrack (our pre-field orientation), and local ministries.
Our team has grown significantly over the past few years. We’ve seen 4 new team members join our Orlando team as well as the successful launch of a short-term mk2mk office in Budapest, Hungary. With this growth, the ministry has seen an increase in opportunities as well. This fall, I was part of a team that served at conferences in Romania and Albania. I was also able to resource Cru missionary families serving in Budapest, Hungary. In the winter I was part of a team serving 25 MKs in Costa Rica and I led a conference team in Central Asia. Along with these conferences, we are taking more opportunities to equip the mk2mk team to serve staff better. This includes crisis management training, trauma debrief training, and pursuing broader partnerships with other ministries to give MKs more opportunities to serve.
This upcoming year, with the long-lasting effects of COVID-19, mk2mk is poised to give our families continued care as the pandemic unfolds. And, when appropriate, we want our MKs to be a part of the ministry opportunities that present themselves in their local communities. This upcoming year, this will be a priority.