Monday, June 17, 2013

Facebook or Newsletters? (Why not both and don't forget to say "thanks")

by Doug Nichols

Recently my wife and I attended a communications seminar for those in ministry. It was emphasized again that if a missionary only uses Facebook, that his/her ministry will greatly suffer. Facebook has its place but should NEVER replace a "printed" ministry letter (news letter) and the regular use of weekly "email" reports for prayer, praise and news of the ministry and family.

By the way, it was also noted that if a missionary receives a support gift, then a thank you should be written to the donor as soon as possible. If a donor takes the time to write and send a check (or sends on-line) than the missionary should take the time to say "thank you." This is a valuable and necessary part of ministry!

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