Here are a few examples of fundraising letters that have worked successfully. These would work for sponsorship requests, support letters or when you're looking to raise support for a specific mission trip or outreach. Feel free to use and customize as needed. Example #1 Dear Friend, Last summer, Bob and I went to Alaska. The year before, the Caribbean. This summer, (location), (country) wasn’t necessarily next up on our “bucket list” but Bob and I decided that we wanted to make our summer vacation about more than just a good time. We wanted to use our talents and energies to serve others and make a difference. Through (organization), we will be joining a team on a two week mission trip to (country). (Organization) is simply amazing! They provide food, clothes, education, surgeries, medical services and love to refugee and orphaned children. (Organization) runs the (name), a school and home for orphans. They run medical clinics throughout the ...

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For many, coming up with the money needed to go on a Missions Trip is a challenge and a huge step of faith. Over the years we have seen God’s faithfulness to provide for many individuals and families. Do not let this be the one thing that holds you back from going. Listed below are some helpful suggestions regarding fundraising: A Solid Foundation How hypocritical would it be to expect God to bless you financially in terms of going on a mission trip while you are robbing God in your tithes. The firm foundation from which you can expect God to bless you in terms of fundraising is knowing that you are being obedient to give to the Lord what is His. Being a faithful giver in terms of tithes and offerings creates a firm foundation from which you can then expect God to provide for your missions venture. Personal Support Letters Personal support letters sent to family, friends, co-workers and even your employer is ...

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We have put together an extensive libary to help you get your team organized,  raise funds, and keep everyone in the loop. Visit: https://www.youtube.com/user/GoMissionMinder/videos for more information. Topics include: Adding Assistants and Setting Permission Levels Adding or Copying Team Members to Trips Building and Using Online Team Applications Creating a MissionMinder Account for Your Organization Entering Support Checks and Cash Generating Reports and Exporting Data How Team Members Login & How To Reset Password How to Activate Online Fundraising How to Donate Online How to Raise Support Online with Your Personal Fundraising Page Logging Into and Using Your WePay Account Managing Project Files and Documents Managing Your Settings on the Admin Page Managing Your Team To-Do Checklist Posting Important Trip Information and FAQs QuickStart Guide for Team Leaders Raising Funds for Whole Team vs Individuals Sending Support Updates to Team Members Sending Team Emails and Text Messages Setting Team Member Support Raising Goals Setting-up the Trip Welcome Page Setting-Up Your Organization's WePay Account Team Member Profile Pages The Menu Bar and Switching Between Trips The Team Funding Page ...

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One thing almost everyone learns on their first mission trip is that stereotypes run both ways. When we travel overseas, people are looking at us much the same way we look at a foreigner in our midst and try to figure out where they are from. There are several things you can do that scream, “Hey, I’m an American!” louder than you may want to. Here are 5 simple tips to help you blend in a little bit better: Don’t wear tennis shoes everywhere. In most developed countries, tennis shoes are worn for sporting activities, not everyday street attire. The same thing goes for crocs and clogs (unless you are working on a farm). Don’t be so loud in public. Americans love to cut-up with their friends. A group acting loud and boisterous screams, “Hey, look at us! We’re from the USA” quicker than you would ever imagine. Don’t try to hug everyone you meet. ...

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Despite news reports and travel advisories that encourage us to be “safe,” it’s exciting to see more and more mission teams taking trips to Muslim countries in recent years. The rich culture, history and hospitality of these lands is overwhelming to those who share the privilege of visiting. Here’s 10 cultural tips you and your team should keep in mind and practice when visiting a Muslim country: Take your shoes off before entering a home, even if they insist you don’t need to. The bottom of your shoes is not just dirty, it is considered “unclean.” For the same reason, don’t cross or stretch out your legs in a manner that points the bottom of your feet or shoes at another person. Men greet men with a handshake– right hand only. The left hand is considered unclean. Men do not greet women with a handshake, except in rare situations where the woman extends her hand ...

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