Introduction

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).

Vision Statement

As followers of Christ, we exist to care for, share with, and meet some of the common unmet needs of missionaries, at their affordable cost, working beyond all man-made boundaries, in a spirit of Christian love.

MUT Ethos

Love, Understand, Pray, Accept, Serve and Encourage in the spirit of Lord Jesus Christ and meet the physical, spiritual and emotional needs of all the members in the team, to fulfill God given purpose for self, family and the ministry in MUT.

MUT Values

Absolute faith in God
Humility
Regular and focused prayer
Unconditional love & compassion
Accountability in all areas
Transparency in all the areas of the ministry
Holiness and integrity in life and activities

Administration

A board of trustees governs the trust. The board is made up of 12 members.
MUT has several projects on the go at any given time and the Board identifies Project Coordinators for every project to oversee, operate and report to the board through the General Coordinator who serves as the link between the board and the Project Coordinators.
MUT area representatives have been established in different parts of the country as well as abroad. They play an important role in making first contacts, disseminate information regarding various projects of MUT and direct enquiries to appropriate project coordinators.
Missionary Upholders Trust is unique in that all the members of the board, office bearers, coordinators and area representatives – function on voluntary basis. Administrative and promotional expenses are met by raising sponsorship support. This ensures that the fund raised under various projects is used entirely for the project expense and not a rupee is spent on administrative or promotional expenses.

Member Missions

106 missionary organisations have become members in MUT-IMPACT with 11,712 missionaries and 27 organisations and around 4155 Christian workers as on August 2011 have joined SMILE, serving in different parts of India. 34 member missions with 3255 missionaries have joined the Good Samaritan program as of October 2011.

Consultation

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.

Focus Areas

Missionaries
Meeting the unmet needs of more than 50000 missionaries and their family members operating under the umbrella of different mission organizations in India.
Christian Workers
The focus of MUT is being expanded to include churches, Christian institutions, organisations and associations to provide assistance to the Christian workers there.
Mission Agencies and other Christian organizations
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
Churches
Creating awareness and challenging the Christian Churches to care for missionaries.
Mission Supporters
Creating openings for voluntary service, sacrificial giving and intercessory prayers.

Testiominals

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I was NOT able to forgive anyone, but now I have found the joy of forgiving and henceforth I will practice forgiving others.
Participant- Inner Healing, Feb 2012
I have learned to show affection and appreciation and to appreciate the positive things of life my partner
Particpant- Marriage Enrichment Programe, Feb 2012