Sample Support Letter
It is natural to have some feelings of discomfort in asking others to help support you in going on a mission’s trip. But keep in mind that you are not asking money for yourself, but instead are giving them the chance to partner with you in fulfilling the Great Commission. This sample letter is meant as a guide to give you an idea of how to write your own support letter. Try not to copy it word for word but instead give your letter a personal touch. Consider adding graphics such as a picture of you, map of the country you are going to, etc.
Dear << Name >>,
In July of 2020, I have the wonderful opportunity of going to Bogota, Colombia on a short-term mission’s trip with my church, Grace Pointe Assembly of God. God has put this trip on my heart and I desire to go and be used by Him for His glory and minister to the people of Colombia.
The trip is scheduled for July 20 – 28, 2020. Ministry opportunities being planned will include: construction projects at area churches, street ministry, evangelistic campaigns, and other ministry and service projects. Before this trip can take place, I am trusting God to provide a team of partners who will support me both in prayer as well as in finances.
If you would be willing to be a prayer partner please let me know and I will send you more prayer requests prior to our departure.
The cost of the trip is approximately $1600 which includes all my travel, lodging, food and trip insurance. If the Lord leads you to support me financially, please consider sending your gift by Sunday, April 19, 2020. You can send your gift to Grace Pointe Assembly of God, 6613 Hixson Pike, Hixson, TN 37343
Or you can go online to gphixson.com and donate to my trip with a credit card. (Please specify that the donation is for my missions trip) All donations are tax deductible but they must have your address along with your donation.
Thank you so much for the time and consideration that you've given this request.
Sincerely in Christ,
<< Your Name & Address >>