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 abandonedโ€”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 ๐Ÿ‡ช๐Ÿ‡ธ Spanish El Animador.com and ๐Ÿ‡ง๐Ÿ‡ท Portugueseย EncorajamentoDiรกrio.com who are excited about encouraging the growth in the French ๐Ÿ‡ซ๐Ÿ‡ทย  AideMaritale.com.

Another beautiful sister bond has developed between our ๐Ÿ‡ณ๐Ÿ‡ฑ Dutch EeuwigdurendeLiefde-NL.com and ๐Ÿ‡ฟ๐Ÿ‡ฆ Afrikaans EwigeLiefde.com who are extremely excited about the discovery of our ๐Ÿ‡ฉ๐Ÿ‡ช 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 praiseโ€”what God is doing in your life and how your Husband, your Maker is expressing His love towards youโ€”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?

So glad you asked! The younger languages, our babies, will be found on RMIEW.NET while the larger, many fully-grown are listed on RMI's Home page RestoreMinistriesInternational.com

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.

7 thoughts on “Orphaned Ministries”

  1. Wow, what a wonderful blessing it is for me to be here at RMI. Sometimes I think the only reason I am here is to witness His amazing miracles. I have been here for a few years now and have seen many things that I thought impossible, and for some of them, I had a marvelous front-row seat.
    When I started here I helped out with the Spanish Ministry, although I could not speak a word of Spanish I was able to see how the Spanish started growing under the care of the one or two Spanish-speaking ladies we did have at the time and wow, now it is a blossoming ministry.
    Then there were the Portuguese who had a big ministry already when I started here but due to attacks, they had trouble with tithing from Paypal and therefore were almost devoured, but again, due to faithful ladies, they were not able to just survive the attack, but they were able to thrive.
    The Afrikaans Ministry is very small at the moment but every time I saw a new Afrikaans lady, I was reminded of the promise:
    “The seventh time, he said, โ€œI see a cloud as small as a manโ€™s hand coming up from the sea.โ€ Elijah said, โ€œGo and tell Ahab, โ€˜Make your war-wagon ready and go down, so that the rain does not stop you.โ€™โ€”
    And now I see it growing every day together with the Dutch which is the sister language.

    What do all of these ministers that came have in common you may ask? You will have to confirm with them, but I can almost assure you, that none of them thought they could do it or that they had the time or that they were fit to take on this responsibility, but He showed them, that it was ultimately Him that is doing everything, all they need to do is be obedient and follow His lead.

    As I said at the beginning of this, it is a privilege and a blessing for me to be able to write this comment today, seeing what I have over the years and getting excited because I know that if you are reading this, it may be that soon I will have a front-row seat in witnessing how He uses you for the next ministry that will bloom and bear fruit, thirty, sixty, and a hundredfold.

  2. What a nice comment Yvonne, I can say that when I began to minister I certainly felt incapable of doing it, in fact I still am (if I do it without HIM), only by relying on my Beloved have I managed to stay encouraged and with a heart willing to serve. So it’s true all He needs is a willing and obedient heart. For me it is a great blessing to be able to serve in RMI, I encourage every lady who has a God-given talent for another language to seek Her Husband to see if RMI is the field where He wants her to put her talents to work and that regardless May you be encouraged to do so following His guidance.

  3. When I started at RMI more than 4 years ago as AFR proofreader, I had so many doubts in my abilities because Language was never my strong point, but I knew that He placed the desire in my heart to do it, so I trusted that He would help me. All you need is a willing heart and His help and guidance.

    I watched the AFR grow over the last 4 years from having almost no journals coming in, to now having two RMIOU students who journals every day and growing tremendously on their journeys, as well as other brides posting praises and commenting!

    While I was busy proofreading, translating and building AFR pages, even started the AFR blog during that time, I knew deep in my heart it was for the appointed time and preparing the resources for the ladies to come. Even the DUT who now have one dedicated RMIOU student. I am so extremely excited for the German, having the AFR, DUT and GER available as sister-languages. I am trusting that He will send somebody for the GER.

  4. Hello dear ones, it is an immense joy for me to share with you this beautiful message from Mira, my guest at the last fellowship meeting, she feels her Heavenly Husband is calling her to the French ministry!! ๐Ÿฅณ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’–.

    Anastasia, beautiful.

    My Beloved gently pushes me to say yes, even though I feel some fear, and I don’t know if I am ready,
    There have been several ways in which He has spoken to me, the last one is tomorrow with the reading that He has given me: the parable of the talents.

    So if you want, go ahead for me.
    Yesterday I asked him to tell me something more clearly and to please not take too long, hahaha, because I wanted to answer you.

    And this morning I find myself reading this parable, I think he is telling me not to hide the talents and to use them because otherwise I will lose them!!!

    He tells me that He is going to help me, that he doesn’t use “perfection” or “I don’t know if I’ll do it right” as an excuse not to try…

    It was difficult for me to decide because I went from a great enthusiasm for doing it to thinking that perhaps he was deciding based on pure vanity, or an excessive illusion that would not last long.

    Well, happy Wednesday!! ๐Ÿ˜
    He is also talking to me about fidelity:

    In reality, I am being more faithful to Him if I at least try even if he makes mistakes than if he doesn’t even try, for fear of letting him down.

    Well, I’m still reading…

    I had never understood this parable well and it seemed very unfair to me: that he should give more to the one who already had more… and punish the one who had hidden the talent underground…

    I have written it down since the beginning of my VR (restoration journey) with a question.

    I just understood it.

    1. Thank you for sharing Anastasia, this will be amazing! So thankful that she is answering His call. This is new to all of us, so what I would suggest is that you and Adina, hold up her hands as a 3-Cord and she volunteers for one month, to see if she is interested and if this is what He is calling her to do and then we come together after a month and she can let us know if this is for her. I am really excited. I am making a calendar event to include you and Adina.

    2. Bless you, Anastasia, for listening to your Beloved and inviting Mira. My eyes filled with tears as He wonderfully called Mira while we are witnesses to what HE WILL DO through her.

      Every minister must remember, to be effective we must never forget that we can do NOTHING. If we believe ourselves capable itโ€™s “works” and worthless. HE is everything so our nothing plus His everything is everything!!! Apart from Him equates to 0+0=0

      1. Thank you for your encouraging message, dear Erin. All the glory is for HIM. I am expecting all He Will do through her!!

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