Sorry for 1. Being late. 2. The weird title. i was not sure what to write so i felt like I Don’t Even Know was an honest title.
i really don’t have anything special to write this week. My schedule at work got flipped around, so i have been pretty busy trying to do new things i wasn’t able to do on my old schedule and also get enough sleep. As far as a missions update goes i was able to talk to my friends running the YWAM (Youth With A Mission, the missions organization i will be working with/through) school in Washington that i will be attending September 2017. We talked over the phone for a while and i was able to get more fine details of getting to the Mongolian mission field long term. i was also able to get more details for the finance side of being a YWAM missionary and was extremely blessed by the way YWAM handles money.
Basically, the way it is going to work is after i go to my DTS any financial support given to me will be getting to me through YWAM but the cool part is how YWAM gets the support to me. So here is the flow of things, someone sends financial support (money) to either my church where it will then be sent to YWAM, or it gets sent directly to YWAM. YWAM gets the money and puts it into a specific account for me, and whoever sent the money will get a tax deductible receipt for charitable giving. YWAM then works with me to figure up a budget for spending (so that i don’t do anything stupid) and they send me a check every month out of the money in my YWAM support account to cover the costs that YWAM and me decide are legitimate things to spend money on. This is a cool thing i think because firstly it keeps me accountable and transparent for money spent. Secondly, by doing finances through YWAM a lot of taxes are avoided because i am supported by you through a nonprofit. If i was supported straight through you, all the money would be taxed as if I were a self-employed religious worker.
So that’s some details, there are still some little things that i don’t know but I’m sure it will all get straightened out as i go. i am currently working on not just raising support but raising a support base. To me, the biggest difference is support is a one-way deal where i only receive from people once in a while, whereas i view a support base as my go-to group of people. People who i know are helping me spiritually, and financially and will be those who are going to help me in any problem i might face, but also people who i can support spiritually and pray for and share the work that God will be doing through me in Mongolia.
Philippians 4:16-18 (ESV) Even in Thessalonica you sent me help for my needs once and again. Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that increases to your credit. I have received full payment, and more. I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God.
Thats all i have for this week. i do have some flyers with information about what i am doing and all of my contact information as well, if you want one of these flyers hit me up so i can send you one. Then once again let me know how i can pray for you and help you out this week.
Hit me up! firstname.lastname@example.org, (720)-635-4235, 2356 Newark St Aurora Co 80010