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Saturday, April 25, 2009

An exciting announcement!


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RMI is pleased to announce the

completion of our new

Orientation Training Materials!

RMI firmly believes that in order to have a “Forever Relationship”, you must have adequate preparation. It is crucial to a successful visit. This Orientation Training is one of RMI’s distinctive features.

Our aim is to prepare you well for this spiritual adventure. To be effective, and to avoid some of the common pitfalls of short-term ministry, you will need comprehensive cross-cultural training, professional guidance and support before and after your trip.

The Training Manual is the core of our Team Orientation. It is written and edited by RMI founders, Herb and Shirley Shoemaker, who have over 100 years of missionary experience between them. It is jam-packed with practical, pertinent and up-to-date information that you will find essential in your preparations for cross-cultural ministry to your Sister Church in Haiti.

We have gathered additional resources that will be included. They also have practical and pertinent information that you will find very useful in your Partnership. They dovetail beautifully with the Training Manual.

We believe the training that you will receive by using these materials will uniquely prepare you for what you will experience as you go.  There will be a substantial return on investment.

There are 2 groups of materials…

1.  “One Time Resources” - Each church will receive the following resources 1 time.

Pimsleur Creole Language Training Audio Course

Go Prepared DVD short-term missions preparation series (can be used on any missions trip!)

Foreign to Familiar Excellent, short study to help team members understand other cultures

2.  “Pre-Trip Consumables” - Each church will receive the following “consumable” materials approximately 6 months prior to each trip. You will need to order these so we know how many to send.

Team Leader’s Manual – 1 for the Team Leader

Team Training Manual – 1 for each Team Member

Before You Pack Your Bag... Devotional – 1 for each team member

We care deeply about making sure you are trained and prepared to go.  Therefore, these materials are required. Each and every team member is to go through the training, no matter how many times he or she has been to Haiti.

To order, contact Debbie Shoemaker, RMI Director of Communications at 877-RMI-5439.

 [Yes, this is the big project that I've been working on!  I am so excited that it is finished.  It's a fantastic thing for RMI!!]

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