Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Calling All Missionaries

My brother was a missionary for several years; while I have never felt compelled to serve God in this way, I always admired him for not only having that calling but having the courage to go through with it. Passion for a cause is simple, courage can be harder, but financial support is always the hardest.

In spite of all the Christians out there giving Christ a bad name, I still find hope in the amount of people willing to risk much to help those less unfortunate. The goal of this blog is to show the redemption of Christianity sometimes blurred by the more disturbing aspects that some Christians bring out.

There is a point to all this narrative, and it is this: my wife and I want to help. Starting today we will begin giving out money to sponsor missionaries. We don’t have enough funding to help everyone, and we obviously aren’t going to pay for everything, but we will do our best to help as many as possible.

If you are a missionary or know a missionary who needs funding we want to hear from you. The requirements are simple: money goes through an organization and not a person (this can either be a church or missions organization), and you have to be willing to write a short blog at some point (either while you are serving or when you return) about why you did what you did, why the help was needed, a few pictures, and what else needs to be done.

Funding is available to both short term and long term missionaries; organizations do not have to be faith based.

Before contacting us, you need to already be on your way funding-wise. If you are merely considering serving somewhere, please hold off contacting until you are ready.

If you are interested, please write and let us know where you are going, why you are going there, and approximately how long it will be before you leave.