Summer Missionary Assistance Program (SMAP)
We realize that every summer you have a number of options as to what you should do . . . find a good-paying summer job to save some money, travel with your friends, or maybe, just maybe, spend your time at camp and see the Creator of the universe at work in the lives of hundreds of children.
At One Hope Canada, we think spending your time at camp is a great option, and so we have designed SMAP (Summer Missionary Assistance Program) - a program that helps you gather a group of people around you who will partner with you in your summer ministry. These people commit to pray for you, support the work financially, and encourage you through the summer. It is not just you going to serve at camp . . . it is your entire support team, partnering with you, to see what God will do.
STEP ONE: Decide that SMAP is for you
You may believe that God has called you to serve at camp and you would like to build a support team that can stand with you and your ministry, and perhaps not just in this summer, but in the summers to come. If this is your case, then participating in SMAP may be for you.
STEP TWO: Apply to SMAP
Once you have decided that you would like to be a part of SMAP for the summer, simply fill out the summer application form (This is best opened using Edge/Explorer or Safari) and email it to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please send the TD1 federal and provincial forms (found at the links below) to your camp director.
STEP THREE: Begin Building Your Support Team
Start by compiling a list of names and addresses - family, friends, church family, etc. - who may be interested in being part of your support team. Be careful not to assume that certain people may not have an interest in supporting you. In other words, do not pre-qualify or disqualify anyone. Once we receive and process your SMAP application we will email you a personalized support letter and response card that you can print and send to your family and friends. It’s then up to you to follow up your letter with a phone call to confirm that they have received the letter and offer to answer any questions.
STEP FOUR: Communicate to your Support Team
You will receive an email with a link to a donor report. This will show you all the donors that have contributed to the SMAP fund on your behalf. Please communicate with them (Thank you card/note) within a week of receiving that information.
Please communicate to your entire support team and let them know how you are doing throughout the summer. This will help make them feel as though they truly are on your team.
Your Step by Step Guide to SMAP (A brochure you can print with all the details)