How do you walk a hundred miles? One step at a time. How do you raise fundsfor your mission trip? One dollar at a time. Many volunteers view fundraisingwith dread. They think it’s going to be hard, or embarrassing, or that peoplewon’t support them. The truth is, fundraising is a crucial part of the spiritualgrowth that comes with undertaking a mission trip – for both the traveler, aswell as for those supporting them.While asking for funds to support your trip does take commitment, you’lldiscover that many people want to be part of your journey. You are giving thosewho support you a gift. They may not be able to go themselves, but they wantto be the hands and feet of Christ in the world and do God’s work, andthrough you, they can be.Do you hesitate when you know something is worth investing in? Is answeringGod’s call to service worth investing in? God knows who will support you. Hehas already called them, just as He has already called you. When you ask fortheir support, and their answer is no, you are not being rejected. Asking forsupport is not about being worthy, it is about providing others the opportunityto be part of something far greater than themselves. Inviting others to supportyou develops ambassadors for the poor and encourages them to develop theheart of God.
Don’t hesitate when it comes to fundraising.Embrace it.Delight it in.
A Call to Mission