Missionary Minded

Getting Ready for Christmas, Part 1

Have you done a heart check lately? You know, taken a read on why you do what you do and how you’re feeling about it these days? The weeks leading up to Christmas are an ideal time to take stock and make adjustments. Why? Because of all the seasons of the year, this is the one when much of the world is aware of Jesus--the reason you do what you do. [read more]

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How to Write a Compelling Christmas Letter

December is the month when people expect to receive Christmas letters. And we’ve all gotten some of those long, boring ones that perpetuate the negative Christmas letter stereotype. Don’t let that stop you from writing a Christmas letter this year. A well-written one is a powerful way to show and tell your donors why their support is so important. Here are some ideas to get you started. [read more]

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Start on January 1

What missionary doesn’t feel the perpetual pressure of financial need? For most, raising support is an ongoing activity. [read more]

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I Found the Right Credit Card!

Do you get credit card offers in your mailbox or email inbox all the time? I do. With so many offers out there, how can you choose the right one for you? [read more]

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Managing Money when You Live Outside the US, Part 3

They may not say it, but it’s natural for members of your financial support team to wonder where the money goes. If you’re living in a less developed country, it would be logical for them to expect your cost of living to be less than in the US, when oftentimes it’s not. This perception gives you an ideal opportunity to tell a story or two that not only shows them the cost of living and working where you do, but also the impact of their investment in your work. [read more]

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Fundraising Training Teaches Vital Team Building Techniques

Spiders, heights, confined spaces. . . all fairly common phobias, yet these are mere child’s play for most missionaries compared to the fear of fundraising. Who to talk to, what to say, and how much to ask for—where can a support-seeking servant turn for help in becoming fully funded? [read more]

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