Loving and Encouraging Your Missionaries
Originally posted at: http://samsusa.org/2018/02/08/loving-and-encouraging-your-missionaries/
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
1 Corinthians 13:13
Your SAMS Missionaries love to hear from you. Maybe you are not sure how to get involved with the missionaries you or your church send. How can we show love and encouragement to them when they are so far away? I reached out to your SAMS Missionaries and this is what they said:
- Sign up for their newsletters and reply to them
“It’s so encouraging when someone replies to my newsletters, especially when I can tell from their message that they read what I wrote!”
- Let them know you are praying for them
“It is a blessing getting notes from people who detail how they are praying for us. It conveys very powerfully that they have put a lot of thought and effort into their note.”
- Follow them on Social Media
“When we post things on Facebook, many of our senders will take the time to write a reply. It doesn’t have to be long, it is just nice to know they took a moment to let us know they are aware of what is happening in our lives.”
- Invite them to events
It is meaningful when people invite me to things when I am in the states or even to things when I am not. It reminds me that my supporters are thinking of me.”
- Share their ministry with others
“It blesses my socks off when folks tell others about my ministry and those folks start supporting!”
Sometimes it is the little things that encourage us all. How are you taking a second to encourage and love your missionaries, and others today? For when we show love, we show God because God is love (1 John 4:8).