Appendix 7: Facebook Communication

Sample Message to a Peer

Hey Derek!

It’s been a while - how are you doing? I see (thanks to Facebook) that you went on a service trip over spring break with State U - that’s awesome! I’d love to hear more about what you learned and how I can be praying for you.

I’m writing you because I’m planning to go on a trip myself over the summer with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. I’ve grown a lot in my faith in God and worldview though my InterVarsity chapter, and feel led to grow even deeper by joining a mission team to Ethiopia this summer. In order to go, I need to raise both prayer and financial support for the trip. Could I send you a support letter? I understand that as a fellow student you may not be in a place to give much financially. But with your heart for service and missions, I’d love to have you on my support team in some capacity. Shoot me your address if you’d like a paper copy in the mail; otherwise I’ll send you an electronic copy.

Thanks so much for your consideration.



Sample Facebook Group Description

This summer I'll be going on an adventure to Kolkata, India with the Global Urban Trek where I'll live and work in a slum community along with several other college students from around the country. I've been waiting to go on this trip since the day I was born and I would love your help in reaching my goal of raising $3700!

You can go here and just type in my name to donate:

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