Missions Ideas, part 1

Here are several ideas for blessing missionaries:

  • Give Pentecostal handshakes (cash gifts in person)
  • Give gift cards to restaurants or department stores
  • Pay a visit to the church pantry
  • Take their wife and children shopping
  • Invite them out for a meal
  • Buy gift(s) for their children
  • Help them with tires or repairs for their car
  • Offer clothing items (new suit?)
  • Invite them on fishing, hunting, or golf trips
  • Buy them tickets to local amusements (parks/performances)
  • Offer them a free trip to beauty shop for spouse
  • Invite them out for breakfast or to a coffee shop
  • Fill their car up with gas
  • Provide them with a basket of fruit and gifts (keep traveling in mind)
  • Buy them eye glasses or other needs that are apparent
  • Each church department could give some gift to guests
  • Offer them use of a computer to check e-mail or send faxes
  • Offer them use of office photocopier/equipment or postage
  • Offer them a free book or CD of choice from a church bookstore
  • "Ask" about special personal needs or desires
  • Provide an extra day of lodging for R & R
  • Arrange a late check-out at a hotel
  • Treat them to a free meal at a hotel restaurant
  • Take up a special offering for missionary children
  • Give gift cards for missionary children
  • Offer them a trip to a spa or gym with member
  • Give a prepaid phone card
  • Offer a short or long-term lodging/housing
  • Designate some missionary offerings as personal