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Join The Team – Giving, Prayer, and Projects February 7, 2010

Many people like you want to be involved in missions in a more tangible way.  However, they are often caught in a tension between their existing “mission” to their workplace (totally valid), and a calling to more front-line mission work (equally valid).  Below are some ways to be involved with us, in our work, which can become an new extension of yourself in missions.

The fact is that we cannot do any of this without supporters like yourself.  Never underestimate the significance that each individual brings to a team, no matter how small the contribution may feel. Believe us, it means more to us than just money!  Knowing that people are praying for us, communicate with us, commit to send us regular financial support or even a one-time gift, is such an amazing boost to our morale and confidence. “It is not good for [a missionary] to be alone” (my translation 🙂 ) .  In fact, the word missionary comes form the Greek word misseo, which is also translated as apostle.  This word literally means “to send out”,  or “sent one”.  As Paul himself says in Romans 10:14-15

14How, then, can they call on the one they have not believed in? And how can they believe in the one of whom they have not heard? And how can they hear without someone preaching to them? 15And how can they preach unless they are sent?…

For us to do what God is calling us to do, we need a team around us. This could be you. If we are the arrow, you are the bow. Join us! You will be amazed what can be accomplished  together, as well as the fruit in your own life (or church’s life) that can be reaped through giving to missions. Believe us, God blesses it, all around.  Below are various ways people can support us, with a monthly need-amount.  We have learned that different churches, families or individuals, like to give differently.  The first is the simplest…

PRAYER!

We assume, even expect that all of our supporters (financial or other) pray for us. We also pray for you.  But there are some who are called to this ministry specifically.  We love these supporters!  Testimony: We were in India in a rough situation, leading a team of young adults.  One day we were off to preach to the leader of a political party known for his brutal persecution of Christian pastors and workers.  Only the guys went out to ministry that day.  We rallied our supporters back home into intercession.  We had an amazing day of ministry.  Safe, effective, and it even flowed into the week in specific areas.  Many times we hear that  one of our supporters had been praying for us at that very time, or have given exactly when we needed it most. This happens a lot!

FINANCIALLY

YWAM Montana now does online giving! YAY!
If you already give to us (thank you!) or you prefer to continue giving via check, don’t worry too much about this next segment. We still accept hand-written checks, so the way that you currently give is not going anywhere – don’t worry! But if you are interested in altering your giving (amount, duration, etc), that will be done online through this new system… so keep reading!
*One Time Donation
If you wish to do a one time donation just complete this form – One time donation
Monthly/Recurring Donation
If you wish to come alongside our ministry monthly, please visit this link – Monthly donation – and select “Create an Account”. This will allow you to personally set up how, when, and what you would like to give. With this account, you can log back in at any time and manage your giving, view previous giving, view upcoming giving, etc.

Already a Monthly Partner
If you are already a monthly partner of ours, (thank you!) you are already in the system. However, if you would like to view, manage, or change your giving, please visit this link – Manage Account – and select “Create an Account”. Our Accounting Office will then link your present account/information with your new User Account. Once that is complete, you will be able to personally log in and manage your account at any time.

If you still prefer to mail in a check each month – that is great too! Please continue to write the check out to “YWAM”and leave the memo/note line blank. Simply attach a sticky note to the check with “Jeremy & Molly West”.

USA RESIDENTS                                                                                                                                  For those of you filing taxes in the USA, you can receive tax-deductible receipts by giving your support through YWAM Montana. You can send cash, checks or set up automatic electronic debit (contact us for details).  For checks,  all must be made out to “YWAM”. Do not write anything else on the check; no name or even project number. Just include a note indicating it is for us with our volunteer id #, 3384. Send it to…                                 Jeremy and Molly West                                                                     501 Blacktail Road                                                                         Lakeside, MT 59922                                                                     USA                                                                                         (Accounting Department contact: +1 406 844 2223, accounting@ywammontana.org)

AUSTRALIAN RESIDENTS                                                                                                                   You can support our work in 3 easy ways:

  • transfer donations electronically into our NAB account (contact us for details),
  • through my family in Sydney Australia, who then forward support to us,
  • through our church, C3 Cherrybrook, in Sydney.   (Email: office@c3cherrybrook.com.au)

Unfortunately, current Australian tax law doesn’t provide tax deductions for Australian residents who donate.

SPECIFIC NEEDS & LIVING EXPENSES

  • Household projects and needs
  • Kids schooling
  • Transportation
  • Please contact us for more details.  We have them!  🙂

SPECIFIC MINISTRY INITIATIVES                                                                                                    You can sponsor projects or individuals we are working on.  E.g…

DTS EQUIP: Our leadership training course for the DTS. We are in a season of ongoing pioneering and supporting this new ministry globally. This costs money. Extra money. The program itself generates only a fraction of what is needed to expand this work, which provides first-class development for people who might never be able to receive it otherwise.  This due to financial restrictions, oftentimes persecution, and government restrictions.

REAL PEOPLE-NEEDS: (you can give through us to these individuals, or we can place you directly in touch with them personally)                                                                         

  • Sponsor a Cambodian discipler: $50/month
  • Sponsor a Vietnamese discipler: $50/month

AIRFARES & TICKETS: Some donors have supported us in the form of air travel. Historically people/businesses who travel frequently for business, have been able to give miles instead of cash for specific trips. Donors provide mileage program miles; I cover any taxes and/or fees. This has been VERY useful to us in serving many of our ministry projects above.

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