It’s hard to talk about money. It’s hard to ask people to give you money. It’s awkward. It feels icky. It makes me uncomfortable. So I’m writing about it instead. The faceless void of the internet seems like a good enough place to air out my thoughts!
The vagueness of language around financial support of missionaries is a maze in and of itself. I find transparency to be the most helpful solution to financial questions, so I’m boiling it down to the root.
For the next year, being a YAV in South Korea is my job. Just like your job, there are expenses to the “company.” The difference is, my “company” is a church. Their funds come from donations, tithes, and offerings.
I will be paid a Simple Living Stipend as well as my housing/transportation to training and my placement site will be covered. The total cost of this is between $22,000 and $26,000 to the church. I have been asked to raise $5000.
If you have the means, please consider donating to support the YAV program. You can do so at THIS LINK. Even if you are not financially able to donate right now, please keep us in your prayers. You can follow my quarterly newsletter by sending me your email address, or follow this blog for updates. Thank You to the churches and friends who have already donated. Thanks to your generosity we have reached over 50% of our goal!
If you have any questions about donating, please ask! If I can’t answer, I can get you in touch with someone who can.
(P.S. the Presbyterian Church is a 501(c)(3) non-profit so get those TAX DEDUCTIONSSSS!!!)