The honorable task of serving and ministering to others embodies the best of humanity. The call to humanitarian relief and vocational ministry amidst a world of tragedy, poverty, sin, and death demands the whole of a brave individual. The physical, emotional, and spiritual toll this bears upon a person in these fields is enormous.

Second hand PTSD, severe stress, and depression are only a few effects clergy, missionaries, humanitarians and caregivers face. As these people confront the physical and emotional triggers that come about while on assignment or on staff, they are often faced with a dilemma, should they focus on the assigned task or care for themselves? With little or no support, the outcome of the decision does not end well. Either the assigned task is incomplete or these people become unable to continue. An organization or church is either left to discover field work that is incomplete, inefficient, and most likely not cost effective or come to discover a burned out pastor, staff member, or church-planter.

These aid and ministerial workers are being compromised throughout the world by being over-worked and ill-supported. Organizations with the best intentions find themselves having low productivity and minimal impact. And churches and church-planting organizations often have to face the result of rampant burnout in their staff. TRI is committed to seeing agencies and churches reach their potential by maximizing their effectiveness on the field and supporting staff so that they can stay rejuvenated, committed, and driven.