International Ministries

A Window of Opportunity

April 17, 2010 Journal
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April 2010

Dear friends,

The beautiful campus of the Latin American Biblical University was built with “A Million Women Campaign”:  the dream was that if a million women around the world would give $1, the seminary would have a million dollar building fund. The result was a spacious campus with an administrative and classroom building, student apartments, a chapel, and a house for special events, “the house of one million women,” shown here. Dreams can become reality!

We have a new dream in International Ministries: if each of us will give just $1 a day for missions, we can fully fund our incredible ministries around the world, guaranteeing their stability and long-term effectiveness.  That’s $1 a day, $30 a month, $360 a year. This idea caught on with some of the major donors to International Ministries, who decided to offer a matching fund for a limited time.

It’s a very specific campaign: for individuals, for internet giving, for regular pledges.

This is how it will work:

The campaign will be from April 19 to May 31, 2010. 

1.   Pledges made on the IM web site between April 19 and May 31 by individual donors who have not previously pledged to a particular IM missionary will be matched on a 50% basis, two for one.

Here is the IM web site address: http://www.internationalministries.org/missionaries/79 

2.   Pledges can be immediately matched as follows:  A qualifying pledge of $30/month for at least one year will be matched at the rate of $15/month for a total of an additional $180.  A donor can pledge monthly to more than one missionary and receive the same match.  Although donors will be asked to contribute monthly, they can opt to make Quarterly, Semi-annual or Annual pledges as all pledges will be honored for the match. 

3.   The matching funds will be available on a first come, first served basis until the Fund is exhausted or until May 31, 2010. The web site will daily report the amount of funds remaining.

4.   The web site will weekly report the level of sustaining support still needed for each missionary or missionary couple.

I am deeply grateful for those of you who are supporting my ministry, and would like to encourage others who are interested in my work at the UBL to take advantage of this opportunity. Those who are able to pledge a specific amount during the year create a stable situation that permits me to carry out my ministry.

God’s blessings as we serve together in ministry.

Ruth