When I was in college, I would purposely call my parents every Sunday. I love them very much, but if I didn’t call them on Sunday, I would completely forget to call them at all. Weeks would pass, and I would have angry parents because I forgot to call them - again.
The same goes for your financial partnership team. Your financial partners are - yes, they ARE PART - of your ministry. You need to find some sort of regular time, almost a habit, when you can spend a few minutes updating these important people. And you should practice that habit every week or every month.
If you’re a little less of a techie and computer work makes you insane, type out a personal email to one of your favorite financial partners (psst...it’s okay, we all have favorites.) Then copy and paste the words of that update in a separate message to each person’s email address on your funding partners list. It’s a good way to keep your message consistent, and it’s OK that it’s not perfectly personal.
And, by all means, call your parents on Sunday.
Jodie Coher, Communication Specialist
With a passion for discipleship, it’s a true joy for my writing to be a small part of sending others to the mission field. I also enjoy interacting on social media @tailored4me and spending time with my small family in Missouri.