I usually do not ask for support much; just pray, but times are tough.
I am also a missionary to S/C Asia, where I help train other pastors, also a support raising thing…. I also webmaster 4 of the top 10 Christian websites (size, traffic and content), yet they do not pay much… I am also a board member of 4 major ministries that you would know, but board members cannot be remunerated (IRS and CA law). And, if you remember, last year we were robbed of our good computers and other stuff, and just have a 10 year old laptop that was once stolen by monkeys (had to replace the keyboard) that works, kind of. I use it to train 20,000+ pastors and the work for 4 of these major ministries. It is old and slow, hates ‘https’ for some reason and of course videos and freezes up, makes work time a tough time….
So, here is my support letter…. I need $ to live and work and do ministry. Yes, that is just crazy! A pastor must pay for food, housing, living stuff, bills and ministry stuff.
You see, some Christians think we are ‘magically supported’ (someone actually told me that at church this week, that I do not need to be paid or make money, as God will provide ‘magically’). And then there are many people who think I do not need support because I write books. But, I make less than $5k a year on that, can’t feed the cat on that. But in reality, our support comes from those we minister to, and our home church and other places where I pastor. But I minister to people in the 3rd world areas who can’t support, and I serve in churches that are overextended…
So, I have a need. Perhaps, you can pray about it… I do real ministry for real people in real time and need more ministry partners to continue this incredible work that glorifies our Lord…. I need to raise $2,000 a month more than what is currently coming in….
Thank-you for your consideration and prayers, be blessed!
…Being confident of this, that he who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. Philippians 1:6