The Personnel Team is excited to welcome Pam Kaczmarczyk as the next Retiree Care Coordinator. Pam brings 15 years of experience as a former OMF missionary to Taiwan. Her life calling is to know Christ and make Him known. After Taiwan, she earned a Master’s degree in TESOL, worked in a church for 3 years, and taught ESL in a local college for the past 12 years.
Longing to be in a more direct full-time ministry to serve our Lord, Pam is delighted at the prospect of serving OMF Retirees. In her spare time, she loves to visit with her Mexican neighbors teaching English, learning Spanish, and making friends. She also loves to make healthy foods, especially desserts! Gardening, oiling (essential oils), and moving (rebounding, walking, swimming, or biking) are also happy hobbies for her. Pam lives in Washington State, and has been married to Ed since 2008. Ed is retired now and has been a blessing to Pam. They enjoy serving in their local church and really enjoy being involved in 'Alpha' (an evangelistic outreach - during COVID through Zoom).
IN Pam's words:
This fundraiser is for 25 prayer partners, volunteers, and raising part of my salary so that I can bless the 75 or so retirees who are spread over the whole United States. They are amazing people. As far as I can tell, most serve till about 70. Then they retire, and they volunteer with significant ministry, they slow down after years, and then they need care, and meet their dear Lord and Savior, Jesus.
I would like 25 people to commit to pray daily for me as I minister to these awesome retirees. I will be sending out 6 prayer letters a year, and some emergency prayer letters when needed. I was at one missionaries side in the last three days of her life while she was in the hospital not long ago. It was wonderful to be the recipient of many people's prayers at that critical time.
I'm not exactly sure of what kinds of volunteers that I might need. Maybe someone to proof my letters. Maybe someone who knows a whole lot about retiree information. Maybe someone who could read to retirees. There are so many creative ideas that could happen with Zoom, or phone, or letters, or even in person. I'm not sure, but I think both of us will know when it happens. OMF has a great volunteer program with tons of opportunities. I have yet to learn how to plug into that.
Normally my salary is all taken from the support that goes to the Retirees. This time, they gave me 80% for 32 hours from the Retirees fund, and want me to raise 20% more for 8 more hours. Why?
I believe that they have found that people who have prayer partners and financial donors supporting them can see God move in their ministry more. I remember being on the field and experiencing people pray for me. It's the greatest comfort in the world to know that one is being lifted up by prayer. Serving the retirees at maximum capacity would be the greatest blessing giving me more time for one on one communication.
I ask that you prayerfully consider any or all of these opportunities, and don't say yes unless God Himself is prompting you to be involved in this ministry. He loves a cheerful Giver, and always blesses those who give of themselves.