You are embarking on an incredible adventure by joining with other students for this summer’s Chicago Mission Trip! We can’t wait to see what God has in store as we serve alongside Freedom Hope Church. As we make final preparations in the coming weeks, you have the opportunity to invite others to partner with you on this Kingdom work. By offering family, friends, and neighbors the chance to contribute toward your trip’s expense, you will be giving them the opportunity to invest in showing Jesus’ love in Chicago!
A few quick steps:
1) Brainstorm who you could ask for support. Make a list of family, friends, and neighbors that you could invite to support you.
2) Personalize the template letter below and send by e-mail or mail to the contacts on your list.
3) We will keep you updated on donations that come in so that you can send a thank you note!
Please note, we set the deadline for donations in the letter below as Sunday, July 21 to allot time for any final balances to be paid by Sunday, July 28 (the week of the trip).
SAMPLE SUPPORT LETTER
I am excited to share with you about an opportunity that God has given me. I am part of the Impact Youth Group at Image Church. Our Church helped send out Pastor Dom Martin to start Freedom Hope Church in Chicago, IL. His family and team have been working for the past year to establish roots in the city and begin gathering together. This summer, I will be traveling with other students from my youth group to Chicago for a Mission Trip to help Pastor Dom with the official launch of Freedom Hope and to serve the community.
The vision of Freedom Hope Church is to be a multi-ethnic, multi-generational mission-shaped community that is experiencing the freedom of Christ and an eternal hope for the future. During our trip July 30 - August 5, we will be participating in prayer walks, connecting with families in the community, showing Jesus’ love by hosting field days for kids in the neighborhood, and helping with final logistics for the Church’s launch.
The cost of the trip for each student is $310, which I am working to raise by July 21. Our youth group has hosted fundraisers but I could use your help! Would you consider giving to support me as our team works to make a Christ-centered impact in Chicago?
If you would like to be part of this outreach through financial support, you can contribute online at imagechurch.com/giving. Select “Impact Chicago Mission Trip” from the Fund menu and add my name in the memo section. You can also mail a check made payable to Image Church to Image Church, 13900 Church Hill Drive, Woodbridge, VA 22191. Please add Chicago / My Name on the memo line.
I would also appreciate your prayers as we prepare for this trip and during our time in Chicago. I am excited to see how God will use our team mightily to serve the community in Jesus’ name.
Thank you for your consideration and in advance for your support.