Author - Carrie Mills

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8 Public Speaking Tips for Missionaries
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7 Fundraising Tips for Your Short-Term Mission Trip
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Photo Journal: Japan
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Generosity Makes a Difference: Wish List Update
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Photo Journal: Guadalajara
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4 Creative Ways to Use the TEAM Wish List
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Giving Back on GivingTuesday
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Social Media for Missionaries (Part 3: FAQs)
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Longing for Love (TEAM’s Wish List)
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Social Media for Missionaries (Part 2: Blogging)

8 Public Speaking Tips for Missionaries

public speaking tips for missionaries
Missionary, does the thought of public speaking make your palms sweat? To help, here are eight public speaking tips to help you rock your next presentation.

As a missionary, a big part of your job is building relationships with supporters. Public speaking is a great way to share your story and invite a large number of people into partnership with your ministry at one time. It’s also a great way to make even the most outgoing person break a sweat! Public speaking is one of the biggest fears people face. In fact, 74 percent of people admit to getting nervous before giving a speech. Whether you get a few butterflies or downright freeze in front of people, you’re not alone. But you don’t have to let…

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7 Fundraising Tips for Your Short-Term Mission Trip

Fundraising for your short-term missions trip can be difficult. Here are seven tips to make fundraising for mission trip a blessing instead of a burden.

So, you’re ready to go on a short-term mission trip. Awesome! You’ve done your research, completed your application and gotten your immunizations. Now comes the best part: fundraising. For many, raising support is the toughest part of going on a mission trip. There are so many myths and falsehoods surrounding support raising, (Fundraising is asking for handouts. It will alienate my friends. It’s another step I have to do before I can start my real ministry.…) that it’s easy to lose sight of the blessing fundraising brings to all who are involved. You’re not just asking people to write a check,…

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Photo Journal: Japan

The Pagaragans work in Japan.

Meet Team Kibou: Jeff, Kelly, Taylor, Bailey, Kendyl, Reagan, and Colson Pagaragan. Originally from Hawaii, they are a fun, bubbly family serving with TEAM in Japan. The Pagaragan’s vision is to “bring hope for the future to the unreached in Japan by spreading the fragrance of the knowledge of Christ everywhere.” In Japanese, “kibou” means hope or a belief grounded on substantial evidence. The Pagaragans are a perfect example of the hope of the gospel and grounded belief that comes from trusting Christ. Jeff and Kelly are in language training and will be working with the Tokyo Metro Ministry Initiative…

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Generosity Makes a Difference: Wish List Update

Children in the SOAR program made thank you cards for the gifts they received through TEAM’s Wish List.

If you have ever supported a missionary or a project through giving, prayer or encouragement, you have made a difference in someone’s life. Often, we don’t get to see the direct results of our gifts – we must trust that the Lord uses our generosity to plant seeds and cultivate growth – so it’s exciting to have a day like this one, when we get to hear from one of the beneficiaries of TEAM’s Wish List. Sometimes, we get the blessing of hearing firsthand how our gifts directly affect the lives of those to whom they are given. TEAM’s Wish…

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Photo Journal: Guadalajara

Glenn Skala works in Guadalajara, Mexico.

Each month, we will feature a TEAM missionary in our new Photo Journal series. See what it’s like to live and work overseas through the eyes of the missionaries themselves. Don’t forget to check back each month for a new missionary and ministry area!  Meet Glenn, a TEAM missionary in Guadalajara, Mexico. Glenn grew up in Illinois, and his missions experience began during high school, when he went on four short-term mission trips with his youth group.  During college at Taylor University, Glenn continued going on mission trips, organizing and advocating for missions at his school. “It was through these experiences…

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4 Creative Ways to Use the TEAM Wish List

TEAM’s Wish List meets the real needs of others by supporting ministries and projects in areas all around the world. Photo by Robert Johnson/TEAM

It’s almost Christmas, and that means family gatherings, good food and gift-giving. This year, consider incorporating the Wish List into your holiday festivities. Every year, TEAM missionaries submit projects and ministries that need support, and these requests are compiled into both a print and online gift catalog. Your gifts and donations to our Wish List will bring joy to people all around the world! Here are four fun and unique ways to make the Wish List a new favorite Christmas memory for you and your family: 1)      Involve the kids Let your children and grandchildren pick out items from the…

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Giving Back on GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday is a global celebration of a new tradition of generosity. Photo courtesy of GivingTuesday.org

Charities, families, businesses, community centers and students around the world will come together tomorrow for one common purpose: to celebrate generosity and to give. We have a day for giving thanks. We have two for getting deals. Now, we have #GivingTuesday, a global day dedicated to giving back (source: GivingTuesday.org). GivingTuesday, now in its third year, is redefining what it means to give during the holiday season. On the Tuesday after Thanksgiving (December 2, 2014), there will be a worldwide celebration of giving back as people across the globe give to charities, ministries and organizations. You can be a part…

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Social Media for Missionaries (Part 3: FAQs)

There are multiple ways to use social media to connect with others, and we’re here to answer your most frequently asked questions. Photo by Robert Johnson/TEAM

In September, we started a three-part series on how missionaries can use social media to connect with friends and supporters. Be sure to check out our first post where we shared tips on how to use Facebook for your ministry, and the second post in our series that focused on how to make the most out of your blog. We frequently receive the same questions from missionaries about Facebook, Twitter, blogging and more, and have compiled some general ideas and suggestions based on these conversations. We understand that there are countless resources for learning about and managing social media; our hope…

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Longing for Love (TEAM’s Wish List)

TEAM’s Wish List meets the real needs of others by supporting ministries and projects in areas all around the world. Photo by Robert Johnson/TEAM

Amy Carmichael, missionary to India for over 55 years, said, “You can give without loving, but you cannot love without giving.” As Christians, we are able to love because Christ first loved us (1 John 4:19). Not only are we able to love, but we are called and even commanded to love (Mark 12:31, Ephesians 4:2, 1 Peter 4:8). One of the greatest and most meaningful ways to show love to others is by giving your time, money, resources, energy and prayers to those who need it. All around the world, people are desperate for love. Desperate to know someone…

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Social Media for Missionaries (Part 2: Blogging)

Your supporters want to know what is going on in your life and in your ministry, and blogging is the perfect way to keep them up-to-date. Photo by Robert Johnson/TEAM

Last month, we started a three-part series on how missionaries can use social media to connect with friends and supporters. Be sure to check out our first post where we shared tips on how to use Facebook for your ministry! We frequently hear the same questions from missionaries about Facebook, Twitter, blogging and more, and have compiled some general ideas and suggestions based on these conversations. We understand that there are countless resources for learning about and managing social media; our hope is to simply invite you to discover new ways of using these tools to connect with others and…

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