Friday, September 6, 2013

Fundraising Friday--Our Current Needs

Instead of sharing another fundraiser idea with you today, I have decided to share with you more about WHY we need funds raised on our behalf and WHAT we do with the money we're given.

WHY? Why does Casa de Fe ask YOU to support us financially? 
The simple answer is because we must. All of the Americans serving here have raised the funds to support themselves and their families while they are here as serving as missionaries. All of the missionaries are here as...missionaries. People issued a missionary visa are not allowed to participate in any for profit or wage activities. The missionaries serving here have no way, except you, to raise funds while serving here.

Casa de Fe receives NO funds from the Ecuadorian government. The foundation is completely funded by generous donors like you.

Here are just a few of our regular monthly expenses...

Medical Needs:  $  1,520.00 (Regular medical needs, not emergencies or surgeries)
Food/Household:  $  3,550.00 
Salaries/Workers: $21,636.00 (Understand that we employ nearly 50 Ecuadorian employees as caregivers, teachers and construction workers)

Add in maintenance expenses, vehicle costs, and utilities. It doesn't take much to add up. 

We also currently have a special financial need from a surgery and several emergency room visits totaling $12,000. The hospital here in Shell is patient with us and allows us to make small monthly payments, but our hearts long to "let no debt remain outstanding except the debt of love one to another" (Romans 13:8).

No gift is too small. We appreciate all of our supporters and their partnership with us as we attempt to do our best to care for "the least of these" (Matt 25:40)
A few of the faces that benefit from your generosity!

Mail your tax-deductible donation to CornerStone International, P.O. Box 192, Wilmore, KY 40390. Be sure to write "Casa de Fe" in the memo of your check.

And if you're in Canada, you can write your cheque to our Canadian sending agency, ACCI at: Adventive Cross Cultural Initiatives 89 Auriga, Nepean, ON K2E 7Z2 Canada.

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