The matchmaking site was initially proposed in 2007 by John Patton, chief operations officer for the Center for Mission Mobilization, and David Bilby, executive director of Go Connect (an organization that connects churches with public schools).Although many leaders saw its potential, Patton said that without a fulltime advocate the project wound up on the back burner.Overseas missionary work takes years of training and fundraising, but many leave the field after a few years because they can't find a spouse.A new website launching today hopes to tackle that problem by placing missionaries and Christian expatriates into a network that enables them to find spouses in the field.And Patton said, "Missionaries leave the field for various reasons, but some of the biggest obstacles are financial support, team dynamics, loneliness and hopelessness for single person's desire to find a mate, getting married to a non-missionary, and leaving ministry ...The infamous Returned Missionary Dating Application! It is dangerous for many reasons, I will focus on three of them.
Claire, a 2013 graduate from Covenant Theological Seminary who works as the site's operations director. "I was afraid that leaving America would sink my hopes, so I waited," he said. I decided that tackling this bigger issue was more worthwhile than trying to kill my desire to find a spouse." According to a Pioneers International report, singleness is the fourth reason appointees don't make it to the mission field or take a long time getting there.
Returned with Honor Returned Missionary Dating Application Due to the overwhelming demand for returned missionaries, this form has been established in an effort to qualify the prospective candidates.
This form must be filled out by all desiring dating privileges to returned missionaries. Yes No With what How much For how long Is there a history of mental illness in Do you have any royal How about horse thieves?
Information of Returned Missionary This section is to be filled out by returned missionary Returned missionary’s name (First, MI, Last) Name of mission served Years Served Time since return 19 to 19 mo. Identification Type or print all requested information using black or blue ink Name (first, middle, last) Date of Birth(month, day, year) Are you: Over 21 Under 21 Under 18 Under 16 Still in primary Favorite Color Gender M F ?
Home Street Address Email address Home Phone ( ) Work Phone ( ) City ST Zip code Were you: Born Adopted Hatched Kidnapped Found on front porch Government reject Fell from sky Other_____________________________ Height Weight (please be honest, this is Color of hair Natural color of hair Eye color Ring size Marital Status confidential) (VERY important) Single Engaged Other (if other, tear up form) Family Background Do you live with your If yes, is there enough room for you to continue living If you do not live with parents, where do you live?