Question about Daily Life Overseas for missionaries:
"How do I write newsletters?"
Keep your letter in short "bites," like a magazine layout. Add a couple of photos. Make sure to leave white space, pick a theme for your letter, and don't preach. Just some small suggestions. There are a number of good books out on how to write missionary newsletters.
Photos, photos, photos! Supporters love to see the children you're working with, the people who received medical care, or the people who are saved. They also love to see you and your children.
You can use an email service like Constant Contact or MailChimp to deliver an email newsletter. They're easy to use and some are free. They have pre-made templates you can use. You can put your prayer requests in a sidebar.
Editor's note: We haven't read it yet, but William Carey Library has a newly overhauled edition of the book, Writing Exceptional Missionary Newsletters. Looks helpful.
If you are not there yet, how can you share the burden and vision that God has given you in a way that helps them get plugged into it in some way? Tell stories. Share your heart and passion.
And please... don't ask for money in a general newsletter. If they don't answer, that is your answer (i.e. NO). Blessings as you labor in the ministry God has called you to do.
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