Top 3 rookie mistakes of mission support letters
missions & support Apr 10, 2017
If you (or one of your kids) need support for a mission trip, or if your family is trusting God for ministry 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!
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- Our passion is mobilizing Christians -- especially families -- for missions!
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 writing 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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