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Having completed a career in teaching at Asbury College, Dr. Ron Koteskey is a Member Care Consultant for GO InterNational. Through GO, Ron and his wife, Bonnie, offer on-field help to independent missionaries, to missionaries whose agencies have no one designated for missionary care, and to missionaries who would prefer talking with someone outside their agencies.

As part of this ministry they have developed a series of brochures, a database, and sixteen e-books: four on re-entry, including Missionary Transitions (new in April 2015), Missionary Member Care - An Introduction, another titled What Missionaries Ought to Know (freshly revised and combining the series of brochures of the same name), several on TCKs, one on adolescence, one on marriage issues, one on singles issues, two on bribery, and another on Psychology for Missionaries. Follow this link for more information on the e-books.

Resources available here:


Written for missionaries, these brochures contain practical information about various topics related to missions and mental health. They are written in a short, simple, question-answer format and are available on this web site in pdf format so that they may be distributed to others via email.  They are free and may be freely shared.

Two new brochures were recently added on "What Missionaries Ought to Know About:


Same Sex Marriage



Sixteen e-books are available for download here, or for reading online.  These books are also free and may be freely shared.

There are e-book copies of the entire "What Missionaries Ought to Know" series (updated January 2015 and now has 69 chapters), the Reentry book, Coming Home, Understanding Adolescence, and Third Culture Kids and Adolescence: Cultural Creations.

Recent e-books:

Missionary Transitions

Missionary Member Care - An Introduction

Missionaries and Bribes

Bribery and the Bible

Psychology for Missionaries

Raising Resilient MKs

Missionary Marriage Issues

Missionary Singles Issues

Books are now available in .mobi and .epub formats for use on a Kindle or a Nook.

Resource Database

Developed for those involved in member care, this database contains information about missionary care. Potentially useful for missionaries in general, this database contains information about more than 800 articles and books. It can be used to produce lists of publications or annotated bibliographies with information on more than 100 topics relevant to member care.

Database home

Resources by Topic

Resources by Author

Reentry Resources

When returning to their passport country, many missionaries have difficulty reentering the culture in which they grew up.  They may find it difficult to close the chapter on their time in the host culture and begin the new chapter in their “home” culture. 

As a result of their experience in facilitating more than thirty reentry retreats, Ron and Bonnie have prepared a guide which can be effectively used in a group / retreat setting, or by individuals.

See also the reentry e-books for elementary children and their parents

Third Culture Kids

Ron developed his thoughts relating to TCKs (Third Culture Kids) in his e-book titled: Third Culture Kids and Adolescence: Cultural Creations

See also the e-book for children 6-12 years old reentering their passport culture as well as the book for their parents.


What People Want to Know…

"Are you interested in what people want to know about missionary care? In what questions they are asking? In what topics they click on? Follow this link to read Ron's paper about activity on this website.

Missionary Marriage Issues

Cross-cultural life and ministry puts unique stresses on marriage and missionaries are not immune.

Here is a special series of brochures on this important topic:

Five new brochures were recently added  on "Missionary Marriage Issues:”
Digital Distractions

I'm Just a Trailing Spouse

You Spent the Money on WHAT?!

Marriage or Ministry?

FUNdraising Isn't Fun!

Missionary Singles Issues

In a new series, Ron explores some of the unique issues that face single missionaries.

Some of the topics include:

Celibacy & Chastity





Sexual Fantasy

The Ticking Clock

Explore the full series or download the ebook


Other Resources

We are happy to refer you to other web sites containing information relevant to missionary care.









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