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What Makes a Good Prayer Letter

July 21st, 2021|Categories: Missionary Resources, Missions University|Tags: , , , |

Writing prayer letters can be a very daunting task at times, but they are very important to your supporting churches and readers. So what makes a good prayer letter? There are a lot of items that can be included in a prayer letter, but how do you know what items should be included in your prayer letter and what should not be included? What are your readers looking to read about in your letters? These items do change a bit between a deputation missionary and a field missionary, but the main eleme […]

Praying for Missionaries

April 16th, 2021|Categories: Missionary Resources, Resources|Tags: , , |

Pray for labourers to be sent.

“Then saith he unto his disciples, The harvest truly is plenteous, but the labourers are few; Pray ye therefore the Lord of the harvest, that he will send forth labourers into his harvest.” (Matthew 9:37-38)

 

Pray for believers to be free.

“I exhort therefore, that, first of all, supplications, prayers, intercessions, and giving of thanks, be made for all men; For kings, and for all that are in author […]

2021 EOM

January 20th, 2021|Categories: FBMI Updates, Missionary Resources|Tags: |

Select the link below to download the 2021 EOM form. Please note: Mileage rates dropped slightly for 2020.

Missionaries still on deputation should not use Box E in the form because they do not yet have a fixed salary. Please complete and email this form to finance@fbmi.org. Direct any questions you have to your Field Service Coordinator (FSC) or call FBMI at 219.228.2850.

DOW […]

Health Alert from the U.S. Department of State

January 18th, 2021|Categories: FBMI Updates, Missionary Resources, Resources|

Health Alert – Department of State – Bureau of Consular Affairs (January 15, 2021)

Location: Worldwide: The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director has signed an order requiring all airline passengers traveling to the United States, including U.S. citizens and Lawful Permanent Residents (LPRs), to provide proof of a negative COVID-19 viral test or recovery from COVID-19.

Event: Effective January 26, all airline passe […]

Prayer Letter Services

November 24th, 2020|Categories: Missionary Resources|Tags: , , , , , , |

One of our goals is to help you communicate effectively with the individuals and churches that support you. To do so, we provide free proofreading, posting, and emailing of your prayer letters and other updates.

Prayer-letter printing options, plus details, suggestions, and prices:

  1. Proofreading of prayer letters/praise reports (provided by FBMI)
  2. Emailing of updates (provided by FBMI)
    • After being proofread, your update will be posted publicly on your web p […]

Letterhead Suggestions

November 19th, 2020|Categories: FBMI Updates, Missionary Resources|Tags: , , |

  • For new missionaries especially, don’t get thousands of pieces of letterhead printed right out of the gate.
    • You will find that you still have copious amounts of it years later, and with the trend toward emailing letters getting more and more popular, you are going to end up stuck with thousands of sheets of unusable letterhead, not good for anything except scrap paper for your kids to draw on.
    • Regarding printing your mailing address on your letterhead, you mi […]

Ideas for Writing Prayer Letters

November 19th, 2020|Categories: FBMI Updates, Missionary Resources|Tags: , , , |

  • Always put a date at the top of your prayer letter (can be just the month and year).
  • Some type of greeting is recommended.
  • Always start on a positive note.
  • Update your readers/supporters on how your church is doing.
  • Give a personal soul-winning experience, not just corporate details.
  • Reference new ministries that have been started.
  • Always, always, always mention your family in some way–personal, ministry-related […]

Email Safety

August 27th, 2020|Categories: FBMI Updates, Missionary Resources|Tags: , , |

Recently, some of our missionaries received an email purportedly from Pastor Wilkerson. The email, which was a hoax, asked the recipient to purchase a gift card. Many missionaries wisely ignored the email or contacted us to ask about it. Unsolicited emails from unknown sources are not always so direct, but they are often both deceptive and dangerous. For this reason, email safety is a key concern to all internet users, including missionaries.

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