Details to see your donation tripled

I am excited to let you know that a local foundation will TRIPLE gifts to our ministry during a special one-day Giving Challenge. Yes, you read that correctly. TRIPLE. Multiply it three times. It is the 2016 Giving Challenge. Here’s how you can participate:

+++ September 20-21, 2016 noon to noon only!

+++ On September 20, beginning at noon, follow the link to the Giving Challenge website. The link to the site will not be available until the Giving Challenge begins at noon. We will promote the link on Facebook and Twitter as well as our website as soon as it is available. UPDATE: The webpage is now available, but remember that the link to make donations will not be live until noon September 20. Here is the webpage:

+++  You can give anytime in the 24-hour period.

+++ The Giving Challenge ends at noon on September 21.

+++ If you give $25 to the ministry through the Giving Challenge portal, the foundations will match your gift 2:1. This triples your gift which results in a $75 donation to the ministry.

+++ If you give $50, the ministry receives $150.

+++ The foundation will triple a maximum of $100 from each unique donor. If you want to give more than $100 and want to get the best donation possible for the ministry, then individual family members can each make a donation with different credit cards. For example, a husband and wife could split a gift of $200 and each gift of $100 would be tripled. But the foundation will only triple a maximum of up to $100 of any unique donor’s gift.

+++  Your gift is tax-deductible.

+++ Only gifts made through the special link will qualify for matching funds.

Behind the scenes, we are working with the Community Foundation of Sarasota County to develop the business side of the ministry. Their passion is to equip local non-profit organizations to effectively serve our communities. They created the Giving Challenge to encourage our donors to give and to help us to develop our donor relations. The Giving Challenge is provided by the Community Foundation of Sarasota County with giving strengthened by the Patterson Foundation, as well as support from Manatee Community Foundation, John S. and James L. Knight Foundation, William G. and Marie Selby Foundation, and Herald-Tribune Media Group.

As a ministry, we have the most generous supporters. Through the years, thousands of folks have sacrificially given to support the ministry. Because our friends give so generously, I am able to minister in churches across the United States and Canada without charging a church for travel expenses or even requiring an honorarium. It is remarkable how God has always provided all that we need. All of our needs are met by God’s kind hand as he moves the hearts of individuals to give. We have no debt. It is very humbling.

If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Thank you in advance for all you do!

Additional blog that may be of interest: Why we do not ask for support as a ministry.