Our first fundraiser in 16 years of ministry!!!
100% of this fundraiser will go straight to ministry operations, 0% to salaries!
*How will the donations be used?
*Why give to Mtn2Sea Ministries?
*What’s the goal?
*What's the New ministry Adventure? (Coffee Ministry Coming Very Soon!)
See answers below.
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In 16 years of ministry, we have never had a “show me the money” fundraiser. We have had a couple of dinners to just let folks know what we do, but never a fundraiser. We never wanted to be known as a ministry that was more about money than our mission. So, we have waited to ask for any until we really could use it. Well, that time is now! This ministry needs to grow in order to meet all the needs He is putting in front of us.
Since the pandemic hit, we have been extremely busy. Even more than normal. We have been serving locally as well as from Louisiana to Central America. We served in all the major hurricanes in the last year as well as 6 mission trips to Central America. We actually had more planned around the world, but the pandemic prevented us from being able to get there. But, if the plane is still going, we will still be serving somewhere! We have even started our biggest adventure of the ministry ever. All during this pandemic and also all with very little resources.
The demand for what our ministry does is growing so rapidly, its alarming to us. The needs have always been great, but the pandemic has consumed the world with fear, hopelessness and even more struggles for the Least of These. However, our budget has still remained one of the smallest in the state. One of the saddest parts of our ministry is seeing great needs and not being able to meet them because of lack of funds. Please consider helping us to be able to better serve the Least of These at home and around the world while sharing the Gospel through our different programs. Many people in the past have asked to help us fundraise. We have always turned them down, since we have not wanted to have to do one. Well, if you have ever wanted to help us fundraise, today is the day!!! Share with your family, friends and church on how they can have 100% of their donation go to serving the Lord.
What will the donations be used for?
100% of money donated to this fundraiser will go to ministry work, NOT salaries!
Spreading the Gospel
Disaster Relief (Sharing the Hope in Hopeless times)
Mission Trips (Real help for those in need and Life Changing for those who Go and serve them)
Our new ministry adventure, to help break the poverty cycle through:
Business Opportunities (Currently through coffee, see below)
We are currently developing new ways to help those in extreme poverty around the world. How? By helping them help themselves! Why not just spread the Gospel? Because the Bible commands us to help others in need as well and we can do both. In fact we feel that meeting the physical needs gives us more oppertuntiy to meet the spiritual. As Christians in the U.S., we have been so blessed with so much, that we can and should do more to help those at home and around the world who have so little. It’s true that we cannot help everyone in need, but Mtn2Sea refuses to use that as an excuse to do nothing. As Christians, we can and must help those He puts in front of us!
Why give to Mtn2Sea Ministries?
*Over the past 16 years, we have not taken a salary so that we can use all donations for ministry.
*We have invested our own money, retirement, and sold stuff to keep this ministry going.
*Even just having my wife’s teacher salary to live off of, our family is still the ministries number one contributor. (Thank the Lord for a wife who is willing give up 16 years of her husband making a salary so others can be served. She believes in Mtn2Sea!)
*We would not ask you to give your resources, if we were not personally doing so as well.
*We have committed our lives (personal money and time) to making this ministry run. We take it very seriously. It’s a calling not a career!
*We have proven to be good stewards of your donations to the Lord’s work
*The ministry carries NO debt.
Whats the fundraising goal?
*$100k to be able to grow this ministry. (If every one that reads this even just gives a little, we will meet this goal)
*More resources to be able to share the Gospel across town and around the world.
*More resources to be able to get more Christians off the pew and into the world of missions.
*More resources to be able to help the poor break the poverty cycle and help themselves and their own communities.
*More resources to be able to adequately respond in times of disasters.
*More resources to provide mission trips, that don’t just serve those in need, but change the lives of those who go to serve.
*More churches involved with the ministry.
Our new ministry Adventure!
How we are going to help the Least of These, break the poverty cycle, not just continue to give handouts while they still stay in poverty? Through education, small business opportunities, and micro loans. We have worked with the extreme poor around the world. They are smart and work extremely hard. So why are they so poor then? Many factors contribute, but the main one being the lack of opportunity. This is what we are trying to fix. We want to try and bring them out of poverty and break the generational poverty cycles. Instead of a handout, we are giving them an opportunity to not only help themselves, but their own communities. When they bring themselves out of poverty, they can then help those in their own community. We will work with the local churches to help us identify families to work with. We have already started this in Honduras.
Billions of people are in extreme poverty around the world. Many because they simply lack basic education. We can help with that! An education to so many, is out of reach economically. However, the truth is what they consider to be out of reach, one Sunday School class or family in the U.S. could easily fund, allowing someone to get an education that would lead their family out of poverty. We will be bringing folks from the States to some of the poorest areas in the world to teach the skills and talents they have been given. We know so many skilled people that can teach anything from business, to plumbing, to farming. We want to put them (you) to work sharing that knowledge to provide a skill for someone in poverty to be able to bring themselves out of it.
Our first venture is helping a local coffee farmer in Honduras be able to make more money on his coffee so he can provide for his family and do more for his workers and his community. We have entered into a Ministry partnership with him, not a business one! As you are reading this, we have 10,000 lbs. of coffee being prepared down in Siguatepeque Honduras, that will be shipped here in a few weeks. We will sell this coffee here in the states. Along with helping the farmer, profits will help us be able to do ministry back in the farm’s community, here in the States and around the world. We have actually already started doing mission work down there (so we need to sell some coffee soon!). Last week we installed a water filtration system for a very small clinic in the small mountain village where the farm is located. We also replaced a dirt floor for a family in their small mud house with a concrete one. These are the types of ministry opportunities we want to create. We will be working with local churches in these communities. (More information on the coffee ministry soon!)
This is our first business venture to help others help themselves and their community, while providing funds for the ministry to grow our ability to share the Love of God and serve. With your help, we can replicate this around the world in different ways! It cost so little for us here in the U.S. to make such a huge and dramatic difference for others who have so little around the world.
We went down to Ecuador a few years ago to learn about Micro Loans. We were taken to a small village where ladies (who were too poor to get help from a bank) had been loaned $250 to start Guinea Pig farms. It was amazing to see how such a small amount of money to us here in the States, could change a family’s life down there. We have already identified opportunities near the coffee farm we are currently working with. There are farmers way up in the mountains, that have the possibility of growing some of the best coffee in Central America. Why don’t they? They simply cannot afford basic things such as fertilizer to improve the crop. So, they instead have to resort to selling their coffee to the local market for just enough to stay poor! With a small micro loan, we can help them get their crops in such high quality that they can sell their coffee to the U.S., Japan and European markets. Not only bringing them out of poverty, but also, they will be able to help their workers and their communities (which is a requirement for the loans).
In many places around the world, a cheap $1000 motorcycle can become a taxi or delivery business. With a $1000 micro loan for a motorcycle, we could change an entire family’s life. Or, with $10,000 the ministry could buy 10 bikes and start a business bringing multiple families out of poverty!
This is just a sample of how you can help us as a ministry help others help themselves and their own communities through education, micro loans and small business opportunities. We are already looking into ways to help people from Central America to Africa to Asia. There are so many simple ways to make huge differences in the lives of those in great need. We just need your help with the resources to make it happen.
Again, please help us by telling your friends, family and church about this opportunity to give and know exactly where it is going!