With gratitude and love on our hearts this holiday season, here are some practical ways to thank our missionaries.
1. Prepare and send Christmas Advent candies.
We love this idea from Life is Sweet. Pack a bag of sweets corresponding to each day of the Advent and stuff in an encouraging scripture or quote to help lift them up.
2. Send a thank you note.
A classic. But how often do we take the time to send a hand-written thank you note to those who deserve it? Here’s a downloadable thank you card to help get you started. Print it out and write your note on the back.
3. Put together the perfect care package.
Care packages are a no-brainer, but how do you decide what to send? Every missionary is different, so asking them what they need is your best bet, but sometimes they may play a little coy. Here’s a list from a long-term missionary that might help get you started: Care Package Ideas.
4. Give a financial gift.
Many missionaries have year-end giving goals they need to meet to prepare for the next year of ministry. Prayerfully consider to whom you should contribute and how you should go about it. Talk with other people in your faith community for advice.