You’ll soon be receiving our Christmas newsletter (if you haven’t already) and in it we explain how as Long-term Missionary Candidates our need for monthly supporters has gone up a great deal. We currently have around an average of $3,700 in monthly support. In order for us to return to Ecuador, we have to be over $9,700. Of course, our one-time or periodic givers are just as important to our on-going ministry as what our monthly supporters are. It’s just that it is important for us to be able to show as missionaries that are going to be serving in the long-term that we have a strong support base of committed monthly givers that will be able to support our ministry for the long haul.
For those of you who are thinking about a Christmas gift to our ministry, we are asking you to consider a Christmas gift that will help sustain us for the long-term: a gift of a commitment to long-term giving. That doesn’t mean that you are committing to partner in our ministry financially forever; rather it is a statement that you are planning to give monthly as long as you are able. If your circumstances in life change, then we understand how you might not be able to continue in the future, so please don’t look at it as a lifetime commitment but rather a as long as you are able commitment.
There are a few ways that you can make this type of commitment. The best, lowest cost method is to begin doing this is by filling out an Electronic Transfer Form (ETF) to start an automatic, monthly withdrawal from a bank account. This form can be downloaded, printed, filled-out and sent into the address listed on the form. Please click here to download the form: http://blogs.covchurch.org/delp/files/2009/06/electronic_funds_transfer.pdf
Another way that you can make the commitment is through the use of a credit card by online giving. This is a quick and easy way to get signed up. Just click here to sign up online: http://www.covchurch.org/mission/jkdelp/#more-4857
Finally, you of course can send in checks month by month. Checks can be sent to: Covenant World Mission, Attn: Delp Missionary Support, 8303 W. Higgins Rd., Chicago, IL 60631. Please write “Delp Missionary Support” in the memo line to make sure the checks get to the right place. If you could, please also let us know of your commitment. You can just shoot us an email to let us know that you will be committing regularly so that we can take account of your commitment in our support total.
You all have been so incredibly supportive of our ministry as partners in our ministry. We can never thank you enough because it is only through you partnership, your prayers and giving, and the goodness of God that our ministry is possible. Thank you so very much for continually supporting us!