Happy Good Neighbor Day!

Posted on August 17, 2010 by Global Mission Support

Sunday, September 26, I just read, is “Good Neighbor Day,” at least according to Better Homes & Gardens magazine (September 2010, p. 16).  I am intrigued by the possibilities. 

It would be great if on (or around) September 26, 2010,

  • missionaries took a picture of one of their neighbors/neighbor families, and
  • missionary sponsors took a picture outside their church or home.

If this idea intrigues you,too, here are the details:

1.  E-mail *one* picture taken on (or around) September 26, 2010, to globalmissionsupport@elca.org along with the name of the person who took the photo (photo credit) and a caption.

2.  The picture:  High or fine resolution JPegs are best. Do not send a photo unless you have permission to share it.  Ask first, then send.  Please don’t add a “time stamp” to the photo.  If you don’t know what “fine resolution” means or know how to turn off the time stamp on your digital camera, don’t worry, send it anyway. 

3.  The caption:  Identify the people, the place, and the connection to Missionary Sponsorship.  For example, “St. Luke’s Lutheran in Park Ridge, Ill., sponsors the Stubbs family and Dr. Kristopher and Rebecca Hartwig, ELCA missionaries who serve in Tanzania. Shown here, members of the Global Links committee.”  Another example, “Bratislava, Slovakia:  Zuzanna lives on the first floor of my apartment building (I live 80 steps up). Zuzanna knows just enough English and I know just enough Slovak to greet each other warmly. I’m an ELCA volunteer missionary, teaching at the Lyceum (Lutheran high school)–Your name.”

4.  The photo credit identifies the full name and (city, state or country) of the photographer, e.g., Photo by Miriam Moses (Stoughton, Wis.).

5.  Fine print: By sending a photo you are giving ELCA Missionary Sponsorship permission to use it.  Thank you!

6.  Questions?  E-mail Sue Edison-Swift, associate director for Global Mission Support, at globalmissionsupport@elca.org.