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It’s a special thing to get a letter these days.

If a personal, handwritten letter can light up your day, imagine what it can do for a missionary who’s moved across the country or across the sea.

So in the spirit of International Correspondence Writing Month (InCoWriMo), which is February, we want to make it as easy as we can for you to send a letter to a missionary.

In fact, since InCoWriMo encourages people to write a letter each day in February, we want to equip you to write 28 letters to 28 missionaries in the month. If that sounds daunting, remember: It takes only one letter to start.

And think about what writing a letter to a missionary every day could do for you:

  • You’ll get in the habit of taking the time and effort to write letters.
  • You’ll reinforce relationships and build new ones.
  • You’ll forge heart connections with God’s work around the world.

If you’re with us so far, you probably have a lot of questions. So let us help you answer them.

Who do I write to?

You probably don’t know 28 missionaries. If you do, and you have addresses for them already, great! You’re all set. Most of us will need more help, however.

Church leaders or friends who care about missions might be able to help. You could write to missionaries that your church or your friends support.

But if none of those work for you, or you come up short on names, here’s a simple solution. NTM’s Missionaries page has more than 200 to pick from. We’ll give you their addresses in a moment here. For now, go to:

ethnos.ca/missionaries

Note the name and country where each serves. If they’re in Canada, make note of where they serve in Canada.

What do I use to write to them?

You don’t need any kind of fancy, light-weight paper or special envelopes. A sheet or two of paper and a standard envelope will work.

Envelopes and stationery can be found at most general stores or office supply stores. But don’t feel that you have to use fancy stationery. If someone sends me a letter, I’m grateful even if it’s written on tree bark.

The folks over at InCoWriMo are keen on fountain pens, and so am I, but you can use a cheap ballpoint or rollerball if you want. Or a fancy one. A pencil or a felt-tip marker. Crayons work too. But don’t cut letters out of a magazine. That’s not handwritten, and it’s kinda creepy. Just use whatever you normally write with.

What about stamps? You can get exact postage at your post office.

What should I write?

Here are some ideas:

  • Tell them you prayed for them and what you prayed.
  • Share your thoughts on a Bible passage you read recently, or how God’s using it in your life.
  • Let them know what’s going on in your church, especially if your church supports them.
  • Tell them about any ministries you’re involved in, and how you’re seeing God work.
  • If you have kids about the same age, write about your kids.
  • Thank them for their service, and be specific. If they have a blog, that will help you find out more about their ministry.

Your letter doesn’t have to be fancy or long. It just has to be personal, from you to them.

What’s the address and postage?

Here are most of the office addresses for writing to NTM missionaries overseas or in Canada. Please do not send anything other than a letter.

Within Canada:

(Missionary’s name)
ETHNOS CANADA
313363 HWY 6 S
PO BOX 707
DURHAM ON  N0G 1R0
CANADA

Within the USA

USA Home Office:
(Missionary’s name)
ETHNOS360
1000 E FIRST ST
SANFORD FL  32771-1487

Ethnos360 Homes:
(Missionary’s name)
Ethnos360 HOMES
108 MISSION BLVD
SANFORD FL  32771-7604

ETHNOS360 BIBLE INSTITUTE Waukesha:
(Missionary’s name)
ETHNOS360 BIBLE INSTITUTE
915 N HARTWELL AVE
WAUKESHA WI  53186-5014

Ethnos360 Missionary Training Center:
(Missionary’s name)
ETHNOS360 MISSIONARY TRAINING CENTER
PO BOX 1200
CAMDENTON MO  65020-1200

Jersey Shore/Wayumi:
(Missionary’s name)
NEW TRIBES MISSION
241 OLD FORGE HILL RD
JERSEY SHORE PA  17740-7301

NTM Aviation:
(Missionary’s name)
NTM AVIATION
3870 W VOLUNTEER ST
MC NEAL AZ  85617-9639

Other

Bolivia:
(Missionary’s name)
MISION NUEVAS TRIBUS
CASILLA 522
COCHABAMBA
BOLIVIA

Brazil:
(Missionary’s name)
MISSAO NOVAS TRIBOS DO BRASIL
CAIXA POSTAL 1421
MANAUS AM  69065-970
BRAZIL

Colombia (Please note this is a USA mailing address):
ICNH – (Missionary’s name)
JET BOX 391
PO BOX 02-5242
MIAMI FL  33102

East Africa (Moazambique, Tanzania, etc.):
(Missionary’s name)
VISAO INTEGRAL
CP 251
NAMPULA   3100
MOZAMBIQUE

Mexico (Please note this is a USA mailing address):
(Missionary’s name)
NEW TRIBES MISSION MEXICO
10101 DELLWOOD
EL PASO TX  79924

Papua New Guinea:
(Missionary’s name)
NEW TRIBES MISSION
BOX 1079
GOROKA EHP  441
PAPUA NEW GUINEA

Paraguay:
(Missionary’s name)
NEW TRIBES MISSION
CASILLA 13195
ASUNCION   1209
PARAGUAY

Philippines:
(Missionary’s name)
NEW TRIBES MISSION
PO BOX M-049
MANDALUYONG CITY   1550
PHILIPPINES

Thailand:
(Missionary’s name)
NEW TRIBES MISSION
PO BOX 2
HANG DONG
CHIANGMAI   50230
THAILAND

United Kingdom:
(Missionary’s name)
NEW TRIBES MISSION
NORTH COTES
GRIMSBY LINCOLNSHIRE  DN36 5XU
ENGLAND

West Africa (Senegal, Guinea, etc.):
(Missionary’s name)
MISSION EVANGELIQUE – NTM
BP 1166
DAKAR   10200
SENEGAL

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