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Year-End Charitable Giving Opportunity
For those of you who have followed this blog and kept up on what I've been doing this year, I would like to invite you to give a year-end, tax-deductible gift to help support my ministry in 2010. I don't use this blog too often to ask for money (especially for myself), so I hope that you'll take this to heart.
If you've enjoyed what I've shared on this blog and want to invest in a kingdom-minded cause, please prayerfully consider making a donation before Dec. 31st.
Just so that you don't think I'm running a racket, here are some answers to questions you may have:
What does a stateside missionary actually do (other than blog)?
As the Director of Marketing for Adventures In Missions, I lead a team of missions mobilizers who creatively get the word out about our various missions programs.
We do this primarily through telling stories and building trust through print newsletters, videos, email updates, and other tools, but we also utilize ads, PR, and other traditional marketing channels when appropriate. Since I've been here for the past three years, the organization as a whole has steadily grown.
What am I actually investing in?
This kind of investment is different from buying a goat for a family in India or supporting an orphan in Africa. An investment in mobilization ministry is not only an investment in the the work that I'm doing and the team that I'm leading, but in the thousands of missionaries that we will mobilize next year.
Why can't AIM just pay you?
As you may already know, I raise financial support that goes toward my salary at AIM. This allows the majority of funds that a person gives to AIM to go directly into the field, instead of towards overhead costs. If someone's grandmother in Nebraska gives $100 to our organization, I don't want 80 of it going to my paycheck. I just don't feel right about that. That's why I raise support.
Is AIM legitimate?
Adventures In Missions is a Christian organization that is a member of the Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability (ECFA), which means that we're not just sticking your money under a mattress somewhere or going to the horse races with it.
AIM is a ministry that has operated with integrity and conscience for 20 years. We've learned a lot about missions since we started in 1989 and keep aspiring to improve. We have a heart for the lost and feel particularly called to risky endeavors that require faith in order to succeed. Prayer and discipleship have always been our main focal points in ministry.
I hope that you'll pray about supporting my ministry. If you have specific questions, you can click the "Email Me" button in the upper-left menu (or email me directly at [email protected]). I'm hoping to get a five more supporters that can commit to $25 or $50 per month for 2010. Of course, one-time donations and smaller pledges also help, so anything you can give is greatly appreciated.
To support me, click here.