If you need to raise funds for your mission trip to Ireland, here is how we suggest you get started.
1.Read Our E-book 10 Great Ways to Fundraise for Your Mission Trip. You can download it here
2. Send A Support Letter to everyone you know and ask them to send it to everyone they know. Remember to include a link in your emails and online posts to our “Give” page https://rfwma.org/give/ or to your personal fundraising page if you set one up so it’s very easy for those the Lord prompts to support your mission trip to give. We will send you updates on any donations that come in for your trip. Below is the support letter template we’ve written for the Ireland 2023 trip. It’s completely editable and you may use it however you’d like to get the word out about the opportunity you have to join this mission and how anyone who wants to can support in prayer and financially.
Dear Friends & Family
I have been presented with an opportunity to go on a mission’s trip to Ireland June 7-17, 2024 Our group will be working with the local churches and a Bible College in evangelism and street witnessing. We will be taking part in an incredible outreach helping pack, distribute food, pray with the people of the local community, and share Christ with them. I believe God has called me to fulfill His Great Commission. The opportunity to do this in Western Europe – one of the toughest mission fields in the world – is both challenging and exciting.
The single largest denomination in Northern Ireland is Roman Catholic Church (about 44% of the population). The conflict between Catholicism and Protestant Christianity has historical and political roots. It has created division and heartbreak in the nation. As a result many people in this nation are disappointed in religion. What they need is the personal relationship with God! Our purpose would be to bring them into relationship with Christ.
In 1859 Ireland experienced an unprecedented spiritual revival. In the small village of Straid, in Northern Ireland, the population was made up of primarily farmers and weavers. In the center of the town was a Congregation Church pastored by the Rev. James Bain. The church engaged itself in much prayer and this emphasis was increasing in intensity. They desired to see an outpouring of God’s Spirit upon their land.
The answer to their prayers came in a greater magnitude than any of them could have expected. An unprecedented spiritual hunger struck the hearts of many Irish. They began flocking to churches and open-air meetings. Religious formality was replaced with
heart-felt passionate Christian expression. If God moved in such a marvelous way in this nation 200 years ago, He can do it again. In fact, my prayer is that He would do it in our nation!
You can read more about the hosts of this mission here: http://www.rfwma.org
I am writing to ask for your help in 2 areas. First and foremost I ask you to pray for the success of this trip. We’ve already begun planning, getting passports, booking flights, etc. We need God’s guidance in every aspect of this trip. So your prayers are extremely important.
Next, I am asking you to consider helping financially if you can do it. Some part of me cringes to ask for money like this, but on the other hand, I truly believe the Lord is directing this mission and your money will be sown into very fertile soil. I need $1800 for expenses there (Hotel, food, transportation, ect.) and my flight cost of around $1000.
Your gift is tax deductible and checks should be made out to World Missions Alliance (or W.M.A.) and designated to the missionary support of (my name). You can send the funds to me or directly to World Missions Alliance to P.O. Box 1067 Branson West, MO 65737 or you can give online at https://rfwma.org/give/
Any amount will be of huge help and will make you a vital part of winning souls for Christ in Southern Ireland.
Thanks for taking time to read this and thanks in advance for your support. When we return, I will share with you my experiences while sharing the Gospel of Christ in Ireland.
3. Online/Social Media Post Template
If you’re interested in running an online fundraiser for your trip to Ireland , here is some info that you are welcome to use. You may edit the below paragraph any way you’d like or use it as is.
Friends, I have been invited to join World Missions Alliance on an urgent and timely mission trip to Ireland June 7-17, 202. Our mission is to partner with the local church to reach the most vulnerable and underprivileged segments of the population – the homeless and poor through a food distribution outreach as well as street evangelism. I will need to raise $(fill in the blank with the amount you still need to raise) to go and want to give you the opportunity to get involved in what God is going to do in Ireland on this mission. I invite you to touch the heart of God today with your love and generosity. No gift amount is too small. Giving on the WMA website is safe, quick and easy. Just click here https://rfwma.org/give/ and remember to put my name, (Your Name), in the notes section. All donations are tax deductible. You can also support by praying for me, the team, and the mission as well as sharing this opportunity with everyone you know. Thank you in advance for your quick response and generosity. I’m so excited to see what God is going to do!!
4. Personal Fundraising Page on the WMA Website
With an approved application and $200 deposit you will be able to create a personal fundraising page on our website which can be easily shared in your letters, emails and social media posts regarding fundraising for your mission trip. Please contact Denise at 417-231-4131 or firstname.lastname@example.org to request instructions for creating your personal fundraising page.