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Part 2: Getting Ready for Christmas

Christmas is the time of year when people in many parts of the world, even people who don’t believe the Christmas story, are aware of it. When he was asked to cite the greatest commandment, Jesus made clear that loving people is the primary tactic for leading them to him. [read more]

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Review. It’s a Great Way to Renew

Many of us do so with resolute determination, hence New Year’s resolutions. But before you gaze over the 2018 horizon, here’s an idea. Look back on the year gone by and ask a few questions. [read more]

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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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Managing Money When You Live Outside the US, Part 2

From the time you start learning about money, you’re encouraged to protect it. Get a piggy bank. Open a bank account. As adults today, we’re all too aware of the challenges of keeping our money safe. What about when you live and travel internationally? Here are some common-sense ways to protect the funds people invest in your ministry. [read more]

Category: Missionary Minded