Here’s a quick overview of what you’ll hear in Episode 21: Update: No, I’m not asking for donations. Every successful ministry has to consider finances and budgets. I’ll share how God is already providing to keep Edify Hub going, and how I foresee things working in the future. Encouragement: In the conclusion of my conversation with Ben Lawrence, find […]
Did you hear the one about the “Prayer Letter App”? A missionary shared with me a comedy sketch his team members presented during a recent conference. The joke was a Prayer Letter App that could take mundane events and make them worthy to share with supporting churches. I only remember one example. The actor claimed that when he drove through a puddle, he splashed […]
You've heard how prayer supporters will pay attention to a video better than they pay attention to a printed prayer letter. You may be wondering, "How can I get a video out to my prayer supporters?" This month's Video Tip shows you how to share a video privately with your prayer supporters using your Mac and a smartphone.
You've heard how prayer supporters will pay attention to a video better than they pay attention to a printed prayer letter. You may be wondering, "How can I get a video out to my prayer supporters?" This month's Video Tip shows you how to share a video privately with your prayer supporters using a Windows computer and a smartphone.
Just a quick note to missionaries who use MailChimp to send prayer letters. Don't be surprised if MailChimp starts reporting higher open rates for your prayer letters in the next month. Find out why.
Communication shouldn’t be this hard. Just last week I messaged someone on Facebook and immediately thought, “I really should have sent an email instead.” I often find myself trying to craft an email for a conversation that should be in a phone call. It’s so easy to reach out the wrong way, and I wonder […]
Missionaries, I’m sure you already know why to write. Obviously, you wouldn’t send letters if you didn’t have a reason, but when did you last think about that reason? If you eventually get that letter or email out, does why you write really matter? Benefits of Understanding Your Why Before we dig into why you […]
"I'll pray for you" is easy to say. Following through on that promise is often much harder. Prayer is a most intimate, personal time with God. Yet that isolated time on our knees can become one of the most important ways to build relationships with other people -- when we remember to mention their needs and requests. Embedding prayer into a morning "digital routine" (that daily habit of checking e-mail, facebook, twitter, etc.) can help. Sending your requests through the right channels makes it more likely that you will find your requests in someone else's digital routine.