Okay, now we all know the most common way to fundraise comes from the good ol’ support letter. And today we wanted to share with you all about things we have learned and how you can have the most affective time sending out these potential money makers.
"I saw money come from people who had always connected with me and supported me in my life (those who had walked with me and discipled me in my relationship with God). Also, from people who really carried a heart for missions, even if they didn’t know me well." -Chloe, Comm Trans 2011
"Actually, from my friends in ministry or other ministry schools, and those who are in missions and serving the church! Crazzzzy." -Lauren, Comm Trans 2012
"Most of my money came from my parents, but after parents it was close relatives and peers." -Gabriella, Comm Trans 2012
"A lot of my money came from my peers, way more than I expected!" -Andrea, Comm Trans 2012
"Yeah, most of my money came from family friends, I payed for lecture phase myself, then I raised the $6000 extra that I needed." -Cameron, Comm Trans 2013
We hope this helped, and your first time sending out support letters will be way more fruitful than most peoples. We as staff are contending for each of your finances and fully trusting that you all be extremely fruitful in your support raising adventure. Embrace this time, its a true privledge to trust the Lord for finances, and increase your faith like never before. Know who your provider is!
"Look at the birds. They don't plant or harvest or store food in barns, for your heavenly Father feeds them. And aren't you far more valuable to him than they are? Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? (…) So don't worry about these things, saying, 'What will we eat? What will we drink? What will we wear?' These things dominate the thoughts of unbelievers, but your heavenly Father already knows all your needs. Seek the Kingdom of God above all else, and live righteously, and He will give you everything you need. So don't worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today's trouble is enough for today." Matthew 6:26-27, 31-34
Let us know if you have any questions about what we wrote/ anything to add.