Indigenous Missionaries Cost vs Traditional Missionaries Cost
The same amount needed to support one American family overseas will provide an entire year of basic support for 10 to 40 native missionaries depending on location. That's not only good stewardship, it's a wise investment in God's kingdom.
∗Amounts will vary according to field location and cost of living.
∗∗Excludes start-up cost for North American missionary which include language training, airfar to field, household setup, computer equipment, years of fundraising before leaving the field (expenses of which include travel, prayer cards, slide projectors, hotel and restaurant costs). Start-up costs average approximately $30,000.
†Costs could easily double or triple for an indigenous missionary living and serving the Lord in a city. Some start-up costs($100-$250) may be needed in places where an indigenous ministry surveys a new village or area to send a native missionary.
††Initial purchasing cost, though maintenance and fuel costs are ongoing.
‡$50 a month, regular support assists a native missionary through Christian Aid's Sponsorship program.