This step is twofold. Once you are out in the chosen mission field, you will obviously be eager to CONNECT with the people there, the people that God has called you to reach and their culture. You’ll be walking with them, encouraging them, exhorting them to be saved or to grow up in Christ.
However, you also have a responsibility to CONNECT with your local church “back home,” although you are a distance away, still walking with them, encouraging them, and exhorting them to do great things for God’s glory. Let them know how you are doing, give them opportunities to tactfully pray for you and for the work God is doing around you. Let them know what’s happening and how they can help. Remember to connect with us here at MSC as well so that we can help you connect with believers all across Canada!