FIRE International is a wonderful organization, and I am very thankful that they have been my mission organization for over 10 years! There are several things that I really appreciate about FIRE International. FI handles the donations that I receive from supporters, which is such a blessing. I’m so thankful that I don’t have to be concerned about handling the funds correctly, reporting what I need to, paying taxes on the donations as necessary, etc. I believe that FI is also an organization with great integrity, which is evidenced by their inclusion in the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA). FI sends me a detailed report each month of the support that I received in the previous month, and they always provide my monthly payroll in a timely manner. FI also facilitates the mailing of my monthly newsletter. I simply prepare the newsletter and send it to the FI staff. Then they proofread it for me, print it, and mail the newsletter to my supporters. FI also receives mail for me that would be difficult for me to receive overseas, and they periodically send a package to me with any important mail. FI also provides information to us from time to time about various topics that are of concern to us as missionaries, and they keep in touch with us regularly. There are many practical things that FI provides and handles for us as missionaries, but one of the best aspects of FI is that it really feels like a family. The staff is wonderful, caring, and dedicated to what they do, and it’s obvious that they love missionaries! There are great relationships among the missionaries who comprise FI as well. FI hosts a mission conference every year, and when I’ve been able to attend, it’s always been a special time to connect or reconnect with missionaries from other parts of the world. I really am so thankful for FIRE International, and I would wholeheartedly recommend them as a mission organization to anyone who is planning to go to the mission field!