01.06.03: Sample letter from participant

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 serve on a missions assignment in the Czech Republic through Eastern Mennonite Missions and their GO! summer program. My assignment will begin with some pre-field training in the US. Then I'll minister cross-culturally at a summer camp in the Czech from June to August, 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. 

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


Jill Missionary