A Barna* survey found that positive attitudes toward missions were linked to personally knowing a missionary. That was the response of the majority surveyed between the ages of 18 and 34. It's always been God's plan for us to be his witnesses "to the end of the earth," Acts 1:8. But lately attitudes have changed, and churches might need to be more intentional in encouraging financial support for their missionaries.
Young adult Christians are more likely to support missions if they personally know a missionary