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Why are missionaries always asking for money?

Problem:  Some missionaries head to the field not fully funded.

Solution:  Encourage missionaries not to head to the field until they are fully funded or have even have extra.    

Problem:  Each year expenses increase and missionary income stays the same or decreases (people pass away or have their own unexpected expenses/struggles). 

Solution:  Consider slightly increasing your donations each year or hosting an annual fundraiser that can help with the difference.    

Problem:  Losing contact with people, difficulty in making new connections (changes in church population, donations, or direction, ‘out of sight, out of mind,’ people aren’t opening or reading emails, etc.).

Solution:  Offer to connect the missionary to your church, small group, or host a missionary reception to introduce your missionary to new people.  Make sure to ask people to consider supporting them monthly as well as give a donation that day.  

Problem:  Some missionaries use personal money for ministry.  Know that your missionaries are going to do what God called them to do with or without the money (to the extent that they can).  However, their family may suffer in the process or they may live under very high stress.

Solution:  Help missionaries see that they need to be led by God (not need) in their giving.  Help them see they cannot take the money God provides to pay for bills and give it away.  Pray they have wisdom to know the difference.

Problem:  Fundraising is the thing missionaries dislike the most and are probably least skilled at.

Solution:  Ask missionaries what their needs are, really are.  If fundraising is your gifting offer to help (even suggestions).   

  

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