$20,000 in special gifts by the end of 2019. The goal is to raise $20,000 in additional funds by the end of the year so we can enter 2020 with a good start.
20 new monthly giving partners in 2020. As the ministry grows, there is a need to add new giving partners to help with the expenses. If you are currently not partnering with us through gifts, will you prayerfully consider becoming one of our 20 new giving partners in 2020?
The $20,000 will be used to fund the following projects:
- $8,000 for the publication fund. This will provide about 9,000 copies of the Seekers in Sneakers magazine to boys and girls.
- $2,000 for the Bible Fund. There are 12 Bibles in a case at $9.85 per Bible. $2,000 will purchase 17 cases or 204 Bibles.
- $5,000 for lessons. We generally purchase about $6,000 of lessons per year. We are on track to spend slightly higher than that this year, but that doesn’t include the more than 20,000 lessons we will print in-house at a cost of around $2,500. Additionally, we are in a growth pattern, so we will need more lessons.
- $5,000 for the General Fund. God has been so gracious in providing for the work of the ministry. Our General Fund expenses will increase in 2020 due to higher insurance, utilities, and general operating expenses.