01.07.03: Sample letter from intern

The following letter is an example to help you get started as you write a letter to people you’re inviting to support you. This should be sent out with the letter from your MST. Personalize it to reflect your own personality and style of writing. Consider including why you feel called to missions and/or a brief testimony of what God is doing in your life. 

Sample letter

Dear family and friends:

I am writing this letter with great excitement and anticipation as I’m about to begin a new experience in my walk with Christ.

I am planning to do a mission internship in Guatemala through Eastern Mennonite Missions. My assignment will begin with some pre-field training. Then I'll minister cross-culturally for eight months, working alongside a long-term missionary in the area who will also serve as my mentor. I'll have the opportunity to grow in my relationship with Jesus Christ, develop a greater understanding of the world, be equipped for a lifestyle of ministry, and share the love of Jesus with others. 

(Add more personal details here ... )

Thank you for taking the time to consider supporting me through prayer or by giving financially to EMM to underwrite my internship. I look forward to this assignment, but realize that I cannot do this on my own. I need God’s strength and the support of my family and friends. 


Jill Missionary