Motivate your Parish by Telling Mission Stories

Mission Tip #6

By Mike Hawke

We all love a story. Jesus was the greatest of story tellers. That’s why its good for Mission Motivators to have a regular spot in the service (say on the first Sunday of every month) to tell a story related to overseas mission and Anglican Missions.

I have just read a report from Malcolm Pease of Taranaki who has just returned from Fiji where he was working with one of the villages (Vucivuci) as part of the Water for All project for 2014 on providing water in a village. What caught my imagination though was his reference to a family of 15 all of whom lived in a house with no running water. Malcolm has been discussing the possibilities with the local Church for making like easier for this family. Wow, what a beaut story; one which others can even emulate or help pay for. This is overseas mission in action and what a difference it makes.

Keep telling stories!

Rev Mike Hawke
Church Support Officer, Anglican Missions


Where you can find some stories to tell?

Here's a few ideas for places you can find regular stories for sharing with your friends, family, and parish!

  1. Read and share each edition of Mission Action!
    Each edition of Mission Action includes stories we've been told about overseas mission happening around the world by our partners in mission. Each edition is released electronically as well to make it easier to share - so feel free to download, print, email, or photocopy stories to share with others about overseas mission! Find this free magazine on our website and in your local parish.
  2. Browse our News section and Blog.
    We share many stories on our website such as project and appeal updates from our partners and tales of short term missions. Not everything can fit into an edition of Mission Action, but there are so many stories to tell and expand on.

Have you shared about overseas mission in your Parish? What worked well for you? We'd love to hear how you're sharing stories with others and if there is any way Anglican Missions can help.

Emma Gallagher
Communications Officer, Anglican Missions