Missionary Upholders Trust (MUT) was formed in the year 1993 as an off-shoot from Missionary Upholders family (MUF). The close association of Missionary Upholder family members with their missionary helped them to understand the difficulties faced by the missionaries - mental, emotional and physical. While some of the needs were met by the organisations they represent, the missionaries have to fend for themselves in other areas of need. This necessitated the birth of Missionary Upholders Trust.
The initial focus was on providing calamity relief to bereaved missionary families (IMPACT), Rest houses and medical help.
Additional projects such as: Master health checkup (MHC), Love Your Brother (LYB), Scheme for Missions Linked to Evangelism & Help (SMILE), Crisis Relief Support Scheme (Good Samaritan Fund), Missionary Kids Welfare (Assistance for Higher Education) and Retired Missionary Welfare (Shelter) and personal development program for missionaries and spouses have been included (Training).
About 150 Missions with a combined strength of 15,700 Missionaries (as on 31/05/2021), have joined this IMPACT Scheme. About 7,000 Christian workers from 102 organizations from different parts of India have joined SMILE as of June 2021.
Meeting the unmet needs of more than 50,000 missionaries and their family members operating under the umbrella of different mission organizations in India.
The focus of MUT is being expanded to include churches, Christian institutions, organisations and associations to provide assistance to the Christian workers there.
Networking among missions churches and other Christian organisations to enable them share & care for one another. Having frequent consultations with Leaders of Mission and other Christian organisations to enhance awareness on member-care
Creating awareness and challenging the Christian Churches to care for missionaries.
Creating openings for voluntary service, sacrificial giving and intercessory prayers.
MUT conducts consultation meetings regularly with churches, mission organizations, missionaries and lay-leaders to deliberate on various mission-related issues, exchange ideas and bring about partnerships in implementing programs. This helps in keeping the focus and maintaining the relevancy of various projects and needs.