David and Mara Pickering have served in cross-cultural missions since 2003. Mara’s Intercultural studies degree, and David’s background in Agriculture, have been a natural combination for holistic transformational community development projects in hard to access countries across Eastern Europe and the Middle East. Those platforms have given them experience in Disciple Making Movements and Church Planting. Multiple terms on field have given David and Mara valuable experience to serve as New International’s Directors of Missionary Resources and Care. Serving in this capacity has broadened their reach to a global scale serving NI missionaries worldwide. Their heart is to help new cross-cultural workers get to the field, stay on the field, have success and effective service globally as God leads. They are also studying to obtain a Masters in Intercultural Studies from Johnson University. Together with their 3 children they reside in SouthWest Florida and serve from a base at New International’s Center for Global Outreach in Fort Myers.