Send a thank-you note the same day the ministry partner gives you his decision. Be sure to keep a record of this so you’ll know to whom you’ve sent one and so you’ll not send two to the same person. This thank-you letter is an important part of developing a relationship with your ministry partner.
This should be a personal, handwritten note or letter. Do not print or copy a form letter or send an e-mail. Always include something personal in your note to show specifically how you and Christ’s cause have been benefited by their generosity. You owe them a good thank-you
Sample Thank-You Note
February 24, 2012
Dear Dr. and Mrs. Smith,
Thank you for your gift of $100 to support my ministry during Spring Break. Your prayers and finances are greatly appreciated. Your investment will have far-reaching results as I help reach people for Christ!
Please join me in praying that God would continually deepen my commitment to the cause of Christ. Your prayers are very important. Thanks again for your help.