Several people have asked what our specific financial needs are in order to be able to return to Africa for another term. We need $600/month in recurring support. We also need roughly $20,000 in one-time support in order to be prepared for the ministry-related expenses of the years ahead. Yep, it’s a lot. It’s so costly that we cannot help but ask God if that’s really the best place for us to be. It’s something we don’t assume or take lightly. For now, however, that is where we both are convinced that God wants our family.
The two reasons we need more recurring support are because 1) some who had been supporting us have had to give less or stop giving and 2) our need is going up primarily because we now have to pay for the boys to go to school.
The $20,000 is what we will use for a wide variety of one-time expenses. This includes the boring but expensive things, such as fees for our paperwork and licenses as well as the training required to keep our skills current. It also includes the much more exciting expenses involved in tangibly ministering in some of the unique ways God has positioned us to be able to work in East Africa.
Would you prayerfully consider financially supporting us with either a year-end gift or by committing to support us on an on-going basis? All donations are tax-deductible. You can give quickly and securely online. You can also give one-time or set up a recurring gift with SIM USA at (800) 521-6449. Frequently asked questions.
Thanks for taking the time to prayerfully consider partnering with us as we seek to respond to need, proclaim the gospel and equip the Church. You are truly a vital part of allowing us to do what we do.