Top 10 Ways to Care for Missionaries

The life of a missionary is filled with emotional ups and downs.

From the challenges of living in a different culture to experiencing the loss of a parent, they frequently need Christian care and compassion. So how can a local church do that effectively? Here is a short list of ways to show care and compassion for missionaries.

Communication Ideas

These tips can elevate your communication strategy:

  1. Pray for them regularly and let them know you are praying.
  2. Send care packages, birthday cards, and personal notes.
  3. Ask how they are doing and listen carefully before responding.
  4. Send a voice message with scripture and encouragement for their day.
  5. Set up a video chat to encourage and pray with your missionary.

Stateside Care

When missionaries come off the field, their stateside time provides opportunities to care, also. See some examples below:

  1. Set up a house for missionaries to use during their stateside time.
  2. Send gift cards to missionary kids attending college.
  3. Provide a vehicle for missionaries to use during their stateside time.
  4. Invite missionaries to participate in the activities of your church.
  5. Provide a mini vacation for your missionary family at a place they enjoy.

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