Some of the more frequent questions we have gotten from those seeking trips or a life overseas. Perhaps this will be step one to helping answer those questions. The main thing to remember- If HE is calling you.. HE will equip you in all ways- physically, spiritually and financially. One thing to remember- How you are now is likely to be how you are in Africa. If you are not discipling someone now-you most likely will struggle discipling someone in a new culture.
How much does it take to live there? Well, depending on your flexibillity, our missionary couples live on less than $850 per month. and are trying to scale that back.
How much does it take to take a team trip there? We generally see a ground cost for 10 days with transport, food, lodging, projects and game animal experience around $900 per person plus airfare and insurances. Trips for 10 days on the ground average $2600-2900
How much of your money goes to ministry? We are fortunate as our personal expenses are funded by investments. Donor funds-92.5% goes into effective ministry(not personal usage). We utilize an agency that specializes in doing the paperwork and accounting for missionaries-that does cost 10% of the total gifts made, however our investments offest 2.5% of that...
How do you get a visa?- GREAT QUESTION- we are still trying. Never give up- if you KNOW God called you, He will take care of the issues. It's a process, but one worth going through. (and now you have someone that can help you in that process)
How do i become a missionary? - contact us, we would love to talk to you about your involvement. Short or long term. We approach things similar to the book of Acts. Our leaders all sit down and talk and when we all feel the Holy Spirit(our Spiritual covering) confirm, we make a move- this is for projects as well as approving missionaries.
Where do you live? do you have stores and food? running water and electricity?... Yes we have a nice concrete home, there are several small stores to get all the necessities and nice gardens to grow the rest, the butcher is our friend. We have water that comes 24x7 out of an artesian well from the ground (very blessed) and electricity is usually on.
Any other questions? if you have them, others may too!
Would love to hear from you!