Jerusalem from the Mt. of Olives

New discipleship book!

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What is Biblical encouragement? Why is it essential in the pastoral care of missionaries? How and by whom can it be effectively expressed? Jan Whitmore (nee Rowland) and her colleague and friend, Mintie Nel, have pondered those questions for thirty years as they ministered to struggling missionaries. Now in their year of retirement from mission work, Jan tells their fantastic story of faith and discipleship and explains the surprising counsel for pastoral care that God gave through the heavenly pattern - the pattern of the Tabernacle of Moses. You can draw but one conclusion, God has a tender love for His workers, and He expects us to be involved!

For every Christian that seeks to know the ways of God and loves a good testimony, this book will thrill you. It challenges church pastors, home mission committees, mission agency leaders, member care personnel and the missionaries themselves to think again about improving member care.

Jesus said "make disciples"

Being a Christian is much more than just ‘being saved’. It is an everyday ever-deepening and rich experience of God – an ongoing, interactive and lively spiritual journey of obedience to His voice, through His Word, that produces dynamic inner-transformation into the likeness of Jesus. As faithful Covenant-keepers, disciples of Jesus are teachable and submissive of heart, sacrificial, willing and quick to apply the truth of the Bible. As they learn to walk in the power of the Holy Spirit, they forsake the pull of the world and the sinful and destructive habits of the flesh and delight themselves wholly in the Lord, His righteousness and His Kingdom. Living as joyful apprentices in a disciplined, close communion with Jesus in worship, study, prayer and fellowship, they learn to know and love Him, and others. Disciples obey the Lord's commandments and become effective witnesses because transformation is real - it is seen and cannot be hidden. 

And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.  Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Matthew 28:18-20 NKJV

Discipleship ministry

Making Disciples International (UK), led by Mintie Nel and Jan Whitmore, is a ministry of discipleship and encouragement. Trained as pastors of Christian mission workers, and with 30+ years of international ministry experience, Mintie and Jan disciple, teach and train in association with Making Disciples International (USA) under the leadership of Pastors Reuven and Yanit Ross. Much of their ministry is now carried out from their home in the UK, teaching and training in discipleship groups. 

Discipleship books

They are authors of three books -  available on and


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Jan Whitmore
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Mintie Nel & Tikva
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Ministering in Jerusalem, Israel