Every person doing missionary work, whether short-term or long-term, whether based in the USA or around the world, has the same desire: to connect with churches so that they would provide mission support to their work. However, this is a dream that is not easily realized! Several challenges present themselves to any missionary asking any […]

What to give a missionary for Christmas

Oh mercy, what do you give as a gift to your friends who live thousands of miles away, or maybe they are local, but they are in that unique and peculiar career field of MISSIONS? Here’s a quick look at the kinds of ways to bless people like this – First, For Those Who Are […]

Missionary nurse helping child

This article is designed for those who believe that God has called them to serve in missions, either part-time or full-time, and either in the USA or abroad.  As the term “missionary” comes from the Latin translation of the Greek “apostello,” meaning, “I send out for a purpose”  the missionary is not “one who goes” […]

As a missionary, gaining support from anyone in your sphere is integral to the success of your fundraising efforts in your mission field. From financial donations to prayers and more, having churches and pastors as ministry partners for your mission is necessary.  How do you do that? Simply put, you make connections, cultivate relationships, and […]

So, how do you create a missions support raising Strategy that works? “To fail to plan means to plan to fail,” goes the old saying. One friend of mine counters that “everyone has a plan—the problem is, many people use the “No-Plan Plan.” They plan to have NO plan – and that in itself is […]

woman writing notes about mission trip fundraising ideas

Almost all people serving in global missions are directly involved in raising their support. Most of them wish they didn’t have to do this, but the truth is, missionary fundraising is nothing but another form of disciple-making! And that IS our commission…go and make disciples. Once you grasp that, it changes your whole experience. And […]

It can be easy to feel like you’re solo on your mission and removed from your supporters as a missionary. But your supporters are there to do just that – support you! Staying connected to those who financially support you, pray for you every day, and those who support your work in other ways is […]

When it comes to writing a missionary support letter, it can be challenging to know where to start. What do I write? What information should I include? How should I ask for support? Who can support my mission through prayers or charitable giving? While there are many questions to ask yourself, one thing to remember […]

raising missions support piggy bank

Most of our Missionary support raising blogs have focused on how to do it effectively, but this time, let’s shift gears and explore mistakes and ‘faults’ that can decrease effectiveness. Just like in bowling, if your foot slides across the foul line, your “strike” won’t count.  So take care to avoid these footfalls in fundraising… […]

Missionary Support Letter Mistakes

When I served as pastor of a large church that supported two dozen missionaries, I was always a cheerleader for missionaries. It was my pleasure to read their missionary support letters (for 21 years), and so I saw the good, the bad, and the ugly.   Normally I write “in the positive,” but just for clarity, […]