- Pray specific Scripture for them and their ministry, and then email it to them.
- Call or email their parents—Christmas might be just as lonely for the ones at home as the ones away.
- Purchase credits on Skype so they can stay in touch with family and friends.
- Donate frequent flier miles to them.
- Ask them if you can host an evening of prayer of them and the local people who work with them.
- Purchase an iTunes gift card for them. You can send these through email or if you buy a physical card simply email them the code on the back.
- Commit to pray for them on a specific day of the week for a year.
- Write a song or poem or story for them. Email them the text and a recording of you reading or singing it.
- Get friends and family together to create a holiday video greeting for them on YouTube or Vimeo. Include lots of people you know they miss. (If people are working in sensitive locations you may want to make this a “private video.”)
- Make a year-end gift through their missions board or agency.
- Paypal—the fastest and easiest way to send money.
- Call their local florist (not everyone is in the jungle these days) and have flowers delivered, or their local Pizza Hut and have pizza delivered—with corn and shrimp as toppings!
- Send them a gift card for a Bible Study platform like OliveTree or Logos.
- Donate to a charity that means a lot to them.
- Make a monthly commitment to support them financially.
- Joselito Orellana, PhD.
- Quito, Pichincha, Ecuador
- I´m baptist missionary by faith with PMM Inc.,USA I'm married and with my wife Anita have four marvelous daughters. Our principal ministry is theological education. My passion is write, preach & teach about my Lord Jesus, around my country Ecuador, and Latin America. Dr. Joselito Orellana. DMin. PhD. Born in Ecuador, in Piñas City, province of El Oro Living in Quito, since 1985. Baptist Pastor's 18 years old. It missionary for Latin America Palm Missionary Ministries Inc, USA. It is involved in the ministries of higher theological teaching, pastoral training, church ministry, family counseling, literature, bioethics, and educational administration. Master's degrees (Colombia, Ecuador and Spain): Bible; Theology; Educative Management; and, Bioethics. Doctor of Ministry in Theology (DMin.) and Doctor of Philosophy in Theology (PhD) awarded by Vision International University, from Miami, FL-USA.
Tuesday, December 22, 2015
15 Ways to Bless Your Missionaries This Christmas without Paying Postage
Here are 15 post-office-free ideas to get you started, most of which you could do right now from your desk, written by an anonymous 30-year-old missionary: