Ready to Dip Your Toes?
Sometimes we need to “test the waters” before jumping in further. Here are some quick, easy ways to get your feet wet:
• Pass this magazine along — especially to the young people you know.
• Give a small gift for an encouraging reason. For instance, give $10 to a missionary and designate it for Valentine’s Day.
• Send an encouraging note or email telling your missionary how thankful you are for the specific work they are doing.
• Pray for missionaries that you know personally or that your church supports.
Wading is Welcome Too!
• Go and sponsor others for retreats to Off the Grid in Durham, Ontario or to the six-week course at Interface in Papua New Guinea.
• Sponsor students to attend NTBI. They will receive a deeper knowledge of God’s Word and a fuller understanding of His plan to reach the world.
• Read eye-opening material on missions.
> Serving as Senders by Neal Pirolo—Learn how to be a better teammate for your missionaries.
> A Mind for Missions by Paul Borthwick — Nurture understanding and involvement in missions.
> Western Christians in Global Mission by Paul Borthwick — The changing paradigms in missions.
• Commit to praying weekly for the missionaries you know personally or that your church supports.
Diving in the Deep End
• Send missionaries by faithfully supporting those who choose to go with regular finances, prayer, correspondence, encouragement and visits.
• Organize “Pit Crews” at your church — groups of six to ten people committed to making sure their assigned missionary stays well-maintained and running smoothly out on the track. For instance, raising funds for needs like a reliable vehicle, a plane ticket or a trip to the dentist.
• Lend your skills as an associate missionary for six months to four years.
• Serve with NTM as a career missionary. If you’re young, you bring time, energy and technical savvy to the pool. If you’re older, you bring a depth of maturity, knowledge, and experience.
• Commit to pray daily for the missionaries you know personally or that your church supports.
For those of you who can’t be parted with your electronic equipment long enough for a swim, here are some ways to dip your toes without getting electrocuted!
• Sign up for NTM’s Twitter feed and re-tweet.
• Like NTM on Facebook, then share the posts or comment on them.
• Visit the NTM website and share magazine issues, news articles, videos or photos on your favorite social network or via email.