Supporting mission personnel and humanitarian workers worldwide
Debbie recently ran a socially distanced workshop on Resilience in a World of Change, at St Mary's the Lace Market in Nottingham. Nottingham entered new Covid19 restrictions that day, but as a Covid-secure venue, St Mary's remained open and was able to continue with the workshop. You can watch the whole workshop here.
We continue to offer our services remotely and are not yet in a position to see people again face to face. We await further guidance from the government and our profession on reopening for face to face appointments.
Please note that we plan to raise our fees from 1st September 2020. Please see new fee structure.
We have been offering our services remotely for over 14 years. We continue to offer them online while Covid19 movement restrictions remain in place. Please stay at home and save lives.
We would like to hear from any under 30s who are concerned about the environment. Would any of you like to sign a letter calling on mission organisations to offer flight-free short-term mission experiences? Please see our Facebook page for details.
Xenos, a charity supporting Third Culture Kids, will close as of 1st September 2019. The charity was set up in the early part of this century and has largely fulfilled its aims. Rekonnect camps are run regularly and independently for TCKS, and funds have been distributed to support TCKs.
We will continue to update both policies to further ensure our compliance with data protection law. We will not give further notice of updates on this page unless they are substantial. You can see the date of the last update at the bottom of each page.
Please check out our new client information page describing how we work with individual clients, especially if you are one.
Member care pioneer and Christian author Joyce Huggett passed away on 19th August 2017, after a long illness. Joyce was a prolific author on prayer, relationships, and listening, and later with and her husband David a partner with Interserve, offering member care to missionaries worldwide from their base in Cyprus and then Derbyshire. Joyce was a lovely lady and an inspirational mentor of our marriage and work. It seems right to remember her on All Saints Day.
Debbie Hawker will be offering debriefing training in Birmingham on 30th January 2018, 10am-4.15pm. Please contact us for details.
We have been very sorry to learn of the forthcoming closure of InterHealth Worldwide, a travel health clinic which we have been associated with for the last 21 years. InterHealth was a major provider of travel medicine and psychological and occupational health services to the humanitarian and mission sector in the UK. Its closure will leave a gap which will be hard to fill. Further information can be found here.
In recent years our income from InterHealth has allowed us to continue subsidising our work with mission and humanitarian workers. With its closure, we will be raising our fees for organisations with immediate effect. We continue to have a flexible charging policy for individual humanitarian and mission workers who are not supported by an organisation, and can negotiate lower costs for those who cannot afford to pay. Please see our costs for details.
The trustees of the charity Xenos have passed a resolution to apply to the Charity Commissioners to be able to use the capital which Xenos inherited as a permanent endowment (the B S Hancock Fund, from a legacy in 1969). This consists of £17,735. Until now only the interest has been used.
We will apply to the Charity Commission under section 75 of the 1993 Charities Act. We are required to give public notice of our resolution. Please feel free to forward this notice to anyone who might be interested, and also to contact us with any concerns or comments which you have about this.
Chair of Trustees, Xenos
Check out our new page on supporting national staff. This includes training modules on supporting national staff to deal with stress, and running stress management workshops for national staff.
We are very sad to announce that our friend Graham Clinton, who helped develop and manage this website, passed away from a massive heart attack on 11th June. He was a very special person loved by many and he will be sadly missed by his family and friends.
"Single Mission" is now available through amazon.com on Kindle as an e-book, priced £5.72.
Single Mission: Thriving as a single person in cross-cultural ministry
Edited by Dr Debbie Hawker and Rev Tim Herbert.
This newly published book has been written for single missionaries, their supporters and member care providers.
It covers the joys and challenges of single missionaries. 30 women and men have written chapters in order to encourage and assist others. The contributors are from Latin America, Africa, Asia, Europe, Australasia and North America.
Copies are available from Condeo Press, at $11.95 US per copy (reduced to $7.95 per copy if 50 are ordered).
For purchases in the UK and Europe, contact us.
A lower cost eBook version should be available soon, through Amazon.
We are pleased to announce the launch of this website. We have been offering the services described on these pages for many years, but until now have had no significant web presence. Please explore our site to find out about our services.