• Have a missionary teacher in every Sunday School class.
  • Plan activity time with the missionaries and be sure to include different church people in everything. The more people that are involved the more they will know the missionaries and be concerned about them. Golf, bowling, shopping, etc. Be sure to give the missionary the option. Your concern is to meet the needs of the missionary family. Some may need time away from the children (after all they may have spent hours or days traveling in the car all cooped up). Others may need to rest or catch up on correspondence. Be sure not to make them feel any pressure.
  • Prepare a special missionary passport for the children that they can take with them to the display that each missionary has set up during the conference. They will then get the passport stamped like one does going to another country. This will give the child a chance to meet the missionary and also have a special keepsake from the conference. Not a bad idea to have them find out some special information about the missionary that will cause them to have to converse with the missionary.
  • Be sure to correspond well with the missionary before the conference. Let them know when to arrive, directions to the church, what you expect from them, where they will be staying, etc.
  • Have a host family for each missionary who will be responsible for them and be in contact with them to meet their needs or answer questions.
  • A suggestion from an ex-missionary, have fewer missionaries so that you can support for a larger amount. $100 should probably be considered minimum support today. This would help the missionary get to the field much more quickly without running themselves ragged on the deputation trail.
  • Put up an eternity light that blinks a couple of times a second to remind them that each time the light flashes someone else dies and goes to hell. Be sure to put up a sign reminding people of how many people are dying with out the Lord Jesus Christ. Right now you can safely say that over 106 people go into eternity every minute and at least 75 of them will have died without Christ and gone to an eternal hell. The world statistics show that about 35% of the world calls itself “Christian”. Of those how many truly know Jesus Christ as their personal Savior. Have the light turn on an off on minute intervals with a similar note there or even every 5, 10, or 15 minutes. Just adjust the death rate by the minute. Right now 1.7 people die somewhere in the world every second.
  • Put up famous missionary sayings and challenges on the wall.
  • One church gives 1% of their offerings to each of the missionaries who are members of their church on a quarterly basis. Home churches should consider giving at least 10% of the needed monthly support to missionaries out of their own church.
  • Be sure to put up lots of maps, flags, globes, and statistics to let people get a world vision.

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