Serving in any one of the 5 Fold Ministry assignments is hard selfless work. We have seen pastors and missionaries burn out. The suicide and depression rates in pastors, missionaries and in their families sadly are increasing. Many Pastors, Missionaries and Ministry Workers have succumb to unfortunate falling away due to sin and lack of accountability. We have seen it many times even to people we hold dear to us. This along with other things the Lord has spoken to us is why this ministry was birthed. Our work is rooted in the truth of God's Word, and these scriptures represent the "why" behind what we do.
“Then He said to me, "Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, 'Thus says the Lord GOD, "Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they come to life."'" So I prophesied as He commanded me, and the breath came into them, and they came to life and stood on their feet, an exceedingly great army.” Ezekiel 37:9-10 AMP
“For I satisfy the weary ones and refresh everyone who languishes."”
Jeremiah 31:25 NASB
“As the deer pants for the water brooks, So my soul pants for You, O God.”
Psalms 42:1 NASB
“And He said to them, "Come away by yourselves to a secluded place and rest a while." (For there were many people coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.) They went away in the boat to a secluded place by themselves.” Mark 6:31-32 NASB
“But the Lord answered and said to her, "Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her."”
Luke 10:41-42 NASB
“For I long to see you so that I may impart some spiritual gift to you, that you may be established; that is, that I may be encouraged together with you while among you, each of us by the other's faith, both yours and mine.”
Romans 1:11-12 NASB
“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavily burdened [by religious rituals that provide no peace], and I will give you rest [refreshing your souls with salvation]. Take My yoke upon you and learn from Me [following Me as My disciple], for I am gentle and humble in heart, and YOU WILL FIND REST (renewal, blessed quiet) FOR YOUR SOULS. For My yoke is easy [to bear] and My burden is light.”
Matthew 11:28-30 AMP
“Remain in Me, and I [will remain] in you. Just as no branch can bear fruit by itself without remaining in the vine, neither can you [bear fruit, producing evidence of your faith] unless you remain in Me.”
John 15:4 AMP
"I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken. Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure. For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption. You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore."
Psalm 16:8-11 ESV
"But Jesus Himself would often slip away to the wilderness and pray [in seclusion]."
Luke 5:16 AMP