One important aspect of The Friendship Ministry is sharing it with your friends. You want them to know what you’re doing, and why you’re doing it, and hopefully it will inspire them to pay it forward. When I choose a person to pray for everyday for a certain amount of time as part of The Friendship Ministry, I always send that person a letter letting them know what I’ve been doing. I want them to understand the meaning behind my little ministry and to show them that they were chosen for a reason, and that they are important.
A friend of mine sent me an email one day letting me know they had been praying for me everyday over the last couple months. I was sort of blown away that they chose me, and that they had been doing this without my knowledge. I felt so wanted and so cherished at that moment. I felt like I mattered to someone and that feeling still sticks with me today. That feeling is something I really wanted to pass on.
You don’t always have to send them a long note, but you can definitely attach a little note saying “I just wanted you to know I’m thinking of you” or “I wanted to remind you how special you are to me”. You also don’t have to be a walking billboard for The Friendship Ministry our sound “salesy”. You could simply add the hashtag (#thefriendshipministry) or the web address for The Friendship Ministry to the bottom of your card or note, and let them check it out for themselves.
I wanted to stress how important it is to let others know what you’re doing, but I don’t want it to come across fake to your friend, so make sure you do it from the heart and then let them know what motivated you to do it.
Also, be sure to share what you’re doing on social media with the hashtag #thefriendshipministry! If we don’t share, when others use the hashtag to check it out, they won’t see anything. Show us what you’re doing, so we can get new ideas! Plus, I just want to see how many blessings are going around!
Below are some images you can right click & save to share with your friends if you’d like!