The motivation for M2B


Last week, I had the privilege to sit on the parent panel at the World Race launch event at the Airport Hilton. As I heard the questions of anxious parents and watched the tearful farewells, a host of emotions came rushing back to me. I remembered the challenges that my daughter, Taryn, and the other racers that I coached faced when they returned home.

Every organization that sends out missionaries struggles with how to properly care for those missionaries when they return. When my daughter and our O squad 2013 came home, I saw how difficult re-entry was for them as they wrestled with the lack of community and direction. And I witnessed first-hand the trauma and stress that they encountered after eleven consecutive cross-cultural experiences with limited time to process what they were experiencing.

This is why I left my job after eight years with the National Christian Foundation to start this ministry. We launched M2B Ministries three months ago to provide aftercare, peer coaching with a member of the World Race alumni community, and support to help racers continue the discipleship journey in the model Jesus gave us. I have been so encouraged by the desire of WR alumni to invest in returning racers so that their re-entry experience can be better managed.

If you’re a parent of a World Racer and would like more information on how M2B can support your child, please don’t hesitate to connect with me at

And if you’re part of the World Race alumni community and would like to know more, please visit us at and consider becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister through the Re-entry Mentoring program.

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