Sample fund raising letters

Support letters:   Asian prayer journey   |  Guatemala nursing trip   |  Italy   |  Kenya  |  Mexico   |  Mid-point report   |   Thailand/Nepal  |   Commission Unto Mexico

Example of a mission trip support letter

How to write support letters: Use this or another letter on this site as a guideline or template to create your own fund-raising letter. This is a good example of letter asking for funds. It promotes the ministry rather than making raising the money the main issue.

Asian prayer journey

Dear friends and family,
     Can you envision a land where cows are holy, animal sacrifices are a weekly occurrence and human cremations take place daily? I want to share with you a challenging ministry opportunity God has presented to me. During March 28 - April 10, I will be going to Bangkok and Nepal with a team from First Christian Church.
     Our two-week trip will focus on Hindu and Buddhist cultures in this area of the world that is often referred to as 'the heart of darkness.' The purpose of our trip is fourfold:

  • First, we will be allowing God to work in our lives through the personal enrichment that comes from this type of a mission trip.
  • Second, this Prayer Journey will help us focus our individual prayers by traveling to a foreign land and praying 'on-site with insight.' We will pray for the Hindu and Buddhist people that God may open their eyes and hearts to the message of Jesus.
  • Third, we will be visiting an 'unreached people group' of which less than 1% is Christian. First Christian Church has adopted the Newar people group and is assisting in bringing them the gospel. We will be working with some Newar churches to help them grow in their Christian walk.
  • Fourth, we will encourage local Christians in Bangkok and Kathmandu. Our presence will bolster their spirits and support their work. We will visit many small villages in Nepal where we will develop relationships with the Christians there.

I'm excited about the opportunity and experience that lie ahead. I hope you see the value in what we will accomplish. As you can imagine, a trip like this requires financial support from a number of people. I need to raise $3,000 by March 20th. If you can support me in a financial way, I would be very grateful. And, most importantly, I also need your prayer support. Prayer is the fuel that will allow us to be successful as we follow God's leading in ministry in these countries. Without prayer, nothing will happen.
     If you would like to be part of this mission through your financial support, send a check to: [ insert church address here ]
     Envelopes are enclosed for your convenience. Please make your check payable to [ insert name of church here ] and write "Nepal" and my name on the memo line. All contributions are tax deductible.
     While money is important, it comes in a distant second to my need for your prayer support. Since prayer support is so important to the success of this mission, I would like to know if I can count on you in that area. Enclosed is a bookmark that you can put in your Bible, on your bathroom mirror, on the "fridge", or anywhere else you will see it at least once a day. Please pray daily for the areas listed.

     Because they haven't heard,
     (Signed)

Support raising letters

Support letters:   Asian prayer journey   |  Guatemala nursing trip   |  Italy   |  Kenya  |  Mexico   |  Mid-point report   |   Thailand/Nepal  |   Commission Unto Mexico

Use a post card instead of a letter! [ see sample ]

Info on the tax deductibility of mission trip costs

SNU missions course materials and syllabi

Cultural Anthropology    Introduction to Missions    Linguistics    Mexican Field Studies    Missions Strategies    Modern Missionary Movement (History of Missions)    Nazarene Missions    Church Growth and Christian Missions    Theology of Missions    Traditional Religions    World Religions
 
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