Top 3 rookie mistakes of mission support letters
Jon & Ann Dunagan
Apr 10, 2017
If you (or one of your kids) need support for a mission trip, or if your family is trusting God for ongoing missionary or ministry-outreach provision, you may decide to write a mission letter.
Since 1987, our family has been writing a consistent monthly missionary newsletter. We're talking about a new mission letter EVERY month for 30 YEARS!!! -- which is literally hundreds of mission letters -- not counting all the ones we've helped with, either for our kids or for others!
- Do you know anyone who's needing support for a mission trip?
- Or do you know anyone hoping to launch into missionary service or ministry-outreach? If so, please SHARE this post!
- Our passion is mobilizing Christians -- especially families -- for God's Great Commission!
Over the years, perhaps like you, we've also received countless mission letters from eager young people (and even strangers); and at this stage in our lives, we're frequently reviewing first-time missionary letters to give feedback and writing critique. From this perspective of long-term service, here's what we see as the top 3 "rookie" mistakes in typical mission letters.
- #3. NO CLEAR VISION -- and too much clutter
- #2. NO PERSONAL TOUCH -- not caring for the reader
- #1. NO FAITH -- putting hope in people, not God
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Jon & Ann Dunagan
JON & ANN DUNAGAN, founders of Harvest Ministry (1987) are international mission leaders and veteran homeschooling parents of 7 children (born in 1986 to 2000, with 6 graduates and growing number of married-in-spouses and grandchildren). Collectively, the Dunagan’s and their children have ministered or traveled to approximately 100 nations and to all 7 continents — focused on frontier evangelism, loving orphans, planting churches, mentoring Daring Daughters, and calling families to God’s Great Commission. Jon & Ann are authors of books for families and children including The Mission-Minded Family, The Scarlet Cord: Nothing but the Blood of Jesus, and The Whole World Needs Jesus.