Appendix 6: Sample Emails

SUBJECT:  Summer Missions!


How’s your year going? What are you up to this summer? Some amazing things have been happening this year in my life, and I want to share them with you. God’s been leading me, along with some friends in my InterVarsity chapter, to serve overseas this summer. I’ve attached a letter that describes more in detail what I’ll be doing this summer. 

Would you mind reading through this letter and praying about joining my support team? 



SUBJECT:  Only 3 Days to Departure

Dear Prayer Partners,

I can’t believe there’s only 3 days until I leave for Kenya! The past few weeks have been full of preparations – from team meetings, getting my passport, and doing required readings to packing up from school and moving my stuff back home. At the same time, it’s been an encouraging time, as I’ve received many messages that you’ve sent me and seen God’s faithfulness in his provisions for me. Thanks again for your prayers and support!

At this time, please pray specifically for these 3 things:




Because of the difficulty in accessing the internet from Kenya, I won’t be able to be in touch until after the program ends. I’ll definitely contact you when I return!



SUBJECT:  Meeting up next Tuesday?

Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John,

I know it’s been a while since we’ve all gotten together for a meal. Are any of you free next Tuesday for dinner at my place? Please reply ASAP.

As you know, I’m going to Cairo this summer on an InterVarsity Global Program. When we get together, I want to let you guys know more about the ministry and see if you’re interested in joining my support team. I’d also be interested in knowing how church is going for you all!



SUBJECT:  Pledge Follow-up


Thanks again for your pledge to support my InterVarsity Global Program this summer. I couldn’t find a record of your gift yet, and I wondered if you had all the details needed to send in your gift?

Let me know if there’s anything else you need from me or if circumstances have changed your pledge. Thanks!