"From its inception 10 years ago, every issue of `Ministry Matters' has included a selection of letters by participants in the Volunteers in Mission program. Through a series of circumstances that are slowly righting themselves, there are no `fresh' letters to present this edition, so it seemed appropriate to reprint a selection of [six] letters that have appeared in the past. This selection covers a five-year period, from 1997 to 2002". N.B. The titles of the letters in this issue (2004) are NOT the same as when originally published although the content is the same. N.B. The letter entitled "Update" from Barry, Linda and Jonathan Campbell which is described in this issue as from "Fall 1998" was actually printed originally in Fall 1999.