Looking Back & Moving Forward
As the Lord opened the doors for us to travel and begin taking short-term teams again, He blessed us to return to some of our well-known areas, but we have also had the opportunity to work in some places we haven’t been to before! This year we’ve sent teams to Poland, Ukraine, the Middle East, North Africa, Peru, Honduras, and Nicaragua. We’ve held six PrayerReach prayer retreats in various places in the US, and had staff members working on Disaster Relief teams in both Kentucky and Florida.
Since 2015—including 2020 and 2021, which were dramatically affected by the pandemic—on average for every volunteer who went on a trip with XMA:
More than 1 person received Christ!
7 received a Bible or piece of Gospel literature
11 received medical, dental, and/or eyecare
32 people heard the Gospel—many for the very first time!
As you have prayed, supported, and traveled with us over this past year, it is our hope that your desire to know Him and make Him known in partnership with XMA continues into 2023 and beyond. We have some exciting things planned for the future and we want you to be a part!
With the transition in leadership earlier this year, we have really taken a step back and looked at our foundation and mission as an organization. The Lord has been faithful to provide for the needs of XMA and opportunities for us to serve for over 25 years. We want to continue in our faithfulness to Him as we look forward to the next 25 years!
In 2023 as an organization, we are focusing on the phrase “PRAY, GIVE, GO“. Each quarter we will highlight a single concept of that phrase. You can follow along with use by subscribing to our weekly email newsletter, The Adventurer Online.
PRAY (January-March): The work of XMA is aided and encouraged through the faithful prayers of people like you. In the first quarter of 2023, join our staff in lifting up our XMA teams and national partners to the Lord. Think of it as going back to our foundation—the most critical part of our mission.
GIVE (April-June): Faithful financial partners are vital to XMA’s mission. We’re asking you to commit to giving financially to support one of our missionaries on the field, or our stateside staff and team leaders. You can also give to a specific project or to our Senders program. During the second quarter of 2023 ask the Lord how he wants you to help support XMA financially.
GO (July-September): Fulfilling the Great Commission brings great joy and deepens your relationship with Christ. It’s a call that all of us as followers of Jesus need to answer. Whether it will be your first trip (Get your passport!) or you’re a seasoned traveler with us, where does the Lord want you to serve in 2023?
PRAY/GIVE/GO (October-December): As we come to the end of 2023 as a team, we will bring all three of our core concepts together. We exist to know Christ and make him known. We need you to help us by praying, giving, and joining us as we go. Your short-term adventure will have a long-term impact.
We’ve launched our new website and every week new things are being added and updated. Check it out and let us know what you think. You’ll be able to find open trip dates and locations, information on how to donate to our team leaders and missionaries, and even archived copies of The Adventurer. Our web address hasn’t changed; take the next steps in your journey at xmaonline.com.
With only a couple of days left in 2022, if you would like to make a year-end donation to XMA please click here. Thank you for your generous support and may God bless you in the coming year!