Sometimes you just have to state the obvious. Without funding, this ministry wouldn’t function the way it does.
We tell the ministry we’re visiting that if they can cover in-country expenses for their people, we’ll find a way to get a plane ticket. (We have a hard time asking a bunch of people in a remote village to buy $1,800 tickets when they are living on less than $100/month.) If we don’t have the funds at the time we need to buy, we unfortunately don’t go.
Because we think a fee-based training model is prohibitive for most bush churches, our salaries and regular ministry expenses are funded by contributions from individuals, churches, and businesses in the West. Background is a tax-exempt 501c3 mission organization.
If you would like to give towards these ongoing needs, below are listed several ways you can do so. We send out a regular letter, which you can email to request as well at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Giving By Mail
Make a check payable to Background Partners and mail to our address:
PO Box 5306
Williamsburg, VA 23188
Giving By Online Banking
Through your bank’s online bill pay, you can send one-time donations or set up recurring giving. Make payable to Background Partners and send to the address above.
Giving By Credit Card
To give using a credit card, click on DONATE to process through PayPal (you do not need a PayPal account to do this)…
Even though we function as an independent consultant and trainer, the first week that Background existed, a Board of Directors was created for personal and financial accountability. The Board has final say on the financial policies of the ministry.
Background Partners is a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt approved organization.
All contributions are tax-deductible.