a few months ago i attended a support raising seminar for work. they stuff a sixty or so of us missionaries into a conference room, fed us chick-fil-a and stressed the importance of support raising [for jesus].
this weekend, as i was addressing envelopes for my summer newsletter i remembered one of the big suggestions they made. to make a facebook fan page. that way you don’t have to friend someone. they just have to “like” you. the goal is that it’s an easier, more organized way to keep people centered around one thing. in this case, my personal support raising.
awesome, right? i get to ask people to “like” me so that then i can try to convince them to give me money. for jesus. not exactly my idea of a good time, putting myself out there like that.
so, i’ve been putting it off. because, well, what if i invite 500 people to “like” me and only my grandma responds? except she’s usually a few weeks behind on facebook anyways…so really NO ONE responds. an irrational fear? yes. maybe. but a fear nonetheless.
but. something came over me this morning and i started my official “i’m-a-missionary-please-like-me-and-pray-about-sending-money” fan page. then i started clicking names, asking people if they would “like” me. i’m anxious to see how this whole thing goes.