What is an Orphaned Ministry and how can I help?
Over three decades RMI has watched many translators answer the call to translate the resources (most often the RYM book) into their language to help other women in their nation find hope and comfort.
Reason & Season. Yet, most were here for that very reason but only for a season, and the miracle of the birth of that language was abandoned—many until Erin's final year of ministering, 2023 (so she could focus on writing and authoring more books) and He led us to build an Orphanage for many of our orphaned ministries that have never been available on any of our websites.
How YOU can help is by considering fostering an abandoned ministry until the Lord sends us the minister He's called to care for these lost sheep and lambs. If your mother tongue, your first language is something other than English, fostering might just be the perfect fit for you. Or, maybe you know or knew someone who's no longer coming to RMI but you witnessed the change in them and you're still friends or you'd like to rekindle your friendship. Send them the link to this page and encourage them to comment here or anywhere on any of our websites. We'll answer any questions and will put them in touch with a sister language minister.
What is a Sister Language and how can that help with fostering a ministry?
One of the most successful sister ministries is the one between our 🇪🇸 Spanish El Animador.com and 🇧🇷 Portuguese EncorajamentoDiário.com who are excited about encouraging the growth in the French 🇫🇷 AideMaritale.com.
Another beautiful sister bond has developed between our 🇳🇱 Dutch EeuwigdurendeLiefde-NL.com and 🇿🇦 Afrikaans EwigeLiefde.com who are extremely excited about the discovery of our 🇩🇪 German-translations with the hope of finding someone willing to foster.
What does fostering an orphaned ministry entail?
What we witnessed by the conclusion of 2023 is that basically, ALL the ministries were done by women (like you) who did it part-time! Amazingly, God called women (primarily mothers) who already had a full-time job to show everyone how anyone could make the time to answer God's call, even just temporarily by fostering.
"And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, who are called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew [who would need encouragement], He also did predestined [reaching their destiny] to be conformed to the image of His Son [did not come to judge], that they may be the firstborn among many brethren [the first in their nation to discover hope]. Moreover, whom God predestined, He also called: and whom he called, them he also justified [to render just or innocent]: and whom He justified, them He also glorified [bestowed honor]."
It's as simple as posting praise—what God is doing in your life and how your Husband, your Maker is expressing His love towards you—not just on EncouragingWomen but just taking that praise and posting it in your own language on that language blog. The other way is to simply share your thoughts and feelings about something you learned in one of the many lessons you enjoy studying, which may or may not be in your language. Post the link, share, and watch your example begin to feed women in your nation.
Where can I find out if my language needs someone to be fostered?
For those of you who are currently fostering an abandoned and orphaned RMI Ministry, we'd love you to leave a comment below to share your experience and plant the seed of encouragement to a woman who might be considering fostering or adopting a ministry but may think she doesn't have the time and/or ability.