Faithful Financial Support for Foreign Missions

Go Ye Into the All the World
By Rev. Richard Smit

Because the well-established system for the collection and distribution of financial support for our denominational foreign mission labors may easily go unnoticed, it is worthwhile to examine the biblical principles and benefits of this Reformed practice. This denominational practice has well served the stability and continuity of our foreign mission labors, and the continuation of this orderly practice needs to be encouraged.

A brief survey of how financial support is raised by some foreign missionaries shows that a variety of methods with a common theme have been used. One basic method for financial support is a letter campaign to churches, acquaintances, friends, and others for donations to the mission work. For success with this method, some have even hired the services of a professional consultant in order to improve fundraising outcomes each year.