After 2020, we’re charged up and ready for the future. There is more development and vision being built behind the scenes than at any time in AJM’s history. Seriously though, if you want to hear some behind the scenes stuff, just email me. I’m eager to tell anybody who will listen about what God is doing around the world right now!
After the impacts of COVID, our monthly giving to AJM has fallen. Especially in relation to the work we’re doing. So many of our faithful supporters are recovering from financial impacts that have limited their abilities to give. Honestly, though, that doesn’t stress me out! We’re seeing God provide in some absurd ways as we develop new people and send then on Gospel-centric mission together.
Given the current state of the world, and the evident need for us to resume international travel and care gatherings for our teams, we are eagerly anticipating at least one conference late in the summer. Our intention (AJM people, I hope you’re reading this too!) is to host one Missionary Care Gathering in Germany, in the last week of August. This is contingent on both financial elements AND the EU decisions about borders. Currently, it looks very promising.
So we are inviting you to help us as we aim to accomplish three major projects by summers end. We believe these three things are all vital for our team and for the development and future of A Jesus Mission.
- Help us Raise $30,000 for an epic Missionary Care Gathering (If we raise enough, we will do more in other regions!) This money will go directly to travel costs, lodging, renting the vans to pick up our missionaries at the airport, TONS of food and hospitality stuff (we really want to love on these people at a high level this year), and practical resources for our missionaries. We want to make this care gathering feel like a vacation that fills you to the brim spiritually. Your giving will enable us to do this.
- Sign up as a monthly donor to help us raise $12,000 of reoccuring giving to help us charge into the next season of AJM. (This will primarily be used to help us keep providing care and administrative support for our missionaries.)
- Help us raise $8,000 to outfit our new (rent-free!) office space in Camas, Washington and replace some aging computers and techonology. We’ve been graciously supported with an INCREDIBLE new space from which we will be working to create resources, train new staff and missionaries, and build better communication tools to keep you updated on what is happening around the world. We have a 600 square-foot space with no furniture. We have some very specific needs for the space to create a functioning missionary sending space. This budget also includes some new computers and technology for our creative team. They build support tools for missionaries, this website, magazines, books, videos, etc.
All in, we’re inviting you to help us put $50,000 into this over the next 6 weeks. As the kingdom of God united on mission, I believe we can do this. Sarah and I are investing our money into these projects, as are many of our team themselves. I tell you that to make you aware that we truly, truly believe in what God is doing right now, and want you to be a part ALONGSIDE us. Not just as a support to us. AJM will put every available dollar into pushing our missionaries into this next season of ministry. Would you join us?