Being a missionary can be a challenging journey. It can feel lonely at times, especially when living far away from family in a culture that isn’t first nature, and it involves spiritual warfare to win souls. Missionaries need our support.
That’s why we want to share a few ideas of how you can encourage the missionaries in your life. You can even bookmark this post and work through each of these suggestions through the next 12 months. You’ll become more connected to your missionaries and be able to minister to, and encourage them, on their mission field.
- Pray for them. Stick their prayer card or a photo of them in a place you often look, and pray for them every time you see it. After you pray, let them know! Be specific and share who prayed and when. It’s encouraging to hear that someone is actually praying – not just saying they’ll pray.
- Send a card in the mail. After a while, it’s possible for missionaries to wonder if people in their sending country remember them in the busyness of their lives. Sending a card is a perfect way to remind your missionaries that you’re thinking of them. If you plan ahead, you can write your initials on the card one time for each time you have prayed, or have others initial the card if they have prayed together with you.
- Ask if there’s anything they need, and then figure out how to get it to them. Not all places can receive packages through the mail. If this is the case where your missionaries are, ask if there’s another way to get it to them.