Updated : December 01, 2016
After lots of prayer and good counsel from some minister friends, I changed my mind back during the beginning of 2015 on whether I would accept donations from this website. Things have changed a lot since 1993 when this ministry was founded. Throughout the years, people have sent me emails asking me if they could support my ministry and I never really had a way for
them to do so if they are not physically in contact with me right at the moment but now there is a way.
From the start of this ministry, I had a strong feeling that a covenant (vow) had to be made where I would not
fully rely on any funds other than what ADONAI (the Creator) places in my path. In the beginning, I didn't
want to be dependent on something like being on a church's list of missionaries that they support or have a list of donors
that could be frequently contacted for further support. Having a full-time job that would provide me a weekly paycheck wouldn't really work out either.
Working for an agency or ministry in exchange for room and board (food stipend) would be okay. This is what was arranged
when I was a volunteer with Habitat for Humanity International in Americus, Georgia and with several chapters of the
Fuller Center for Housing around the United States.
I have never been without any kind of money on the bicycle even though not one penny has been verbally asked for or I
have never been without any food on my bike. If a church speaking engagement is arranged, the church might have a
honorarium set up for guest ministers/ speakers or the minister might call for a "Love Offering" to be taken up.
If I get the chance to speak during a Sunday School class, somebody might call for a love offering to be taken then also.
Then there is the loose change or currency that I might find alongside the road. I have been calling this found money
"Road Manna". With every piece of this "Manna" (no matter if it is just a penny), I give either a silent or verbal
"thank you" to ADONAI for allowing it to be placed in my path. During the mission trips in 2015, I found
around $50 in Road Manna alongside the roads. For the mission trips in 2016, I've found around $90 in Road Manna as of
December 01, 2016.
Individuals or churches have also provided support through "In-Kind Donations". These donations might be in the form of
food bought or given, meals, bicycle parts or repairs, lodging, etc. During mission trips in 2015, the total amount for
"in-kind donations" came to around $9,300. Most of the money was in the form of donated motel rooms. So far for this year, "in-kind donations" total about $7,552 (as of December 01, 2016).
Along with these three forms of funding, there have have been countless "free-will offerings". People have slipped me
money in what I call "Green Handshakes". These handshakes have occured at gas stations, stores, or people would even ask me
to pull off the road to talk for a while and before I head out again they would slip me some money. I feel that any donation
that comes through this website would be considered as a "free-will offering" or in other terms a "virtual Green Handshake.
During the mission trips in 2015, I received around $5,200 in church honorariums, church love offerings, Green Handshakes,
and Virtual Green Handshakes. During the mission trips this year, I've received around $4,600 (as of
December 01, 2016).
Please, let it be known that I will never make a list from these donations and use this to solicit for any more funds.
Also, this ministry does not have Federal Non-Profit (501-3C) Status so any donation that you do give cannot be deducted
off of your taxes.
For several years, I was using PayPal as a way to collect on-line donations. Earlier this year for some unknown reason(s),
PayPal shut me out of my account. In the past couple of days, I was able to connect with another service (ContinueToGive) that doesn't charge as high of fees and one that has more Conservative Values. Donations can be sent to me by using the the form below. Thank you in advance. Any funds between December 01st, 2016 and most of 2017 will help me during Mission Trip 71, which is a 10,000 mile (16,000 km) bike tour of prayer and service around the perimeter of the United States. The Mission Trip actually started November 07th from the Cresent Beach (St Augustine), Florida area.
If you are still feel led to support my ministry and you don't want to do anything online, you can send me donations through the following other ways. I can always accept donations through Western Union. Contact needs to be made through email first. My email address is email@example.com.
Also, you can send checks designated to me and my ministry to my bank, which is Triumph Bank. The branch that I maninly use is Triumph Bank; 229 Main Street; Savanna, IL 61074 in care of Loraine Haring with a special note to deposit funds into my account.
As always, thank you for taking the time to
view this page and may ADONAI bless you.