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So how are missionaries funded?

Probably the biggest misconception about missionary support is that missionaries get paid a salary just like an employee with a job at any other company. Unfortunately, missionaries and missionary organizations generally do not have funding sources such as salaries or grants available to support them.

Self-Funded

Some missionaries do not need any financial support. They may support themselves off of an inheritance or pension, or some other source of continual income.

Denominationally-Funded

Some missionaries belong to a church denomination which fully funds and supports all missionaries who are accepted to work in accordance with their denominational mission purpose. Missionaries who find their financial funding this way do not have to be concerned with the continual raising and maintaining their necessary level of support.

Individual & Church Funded

The majority of missionaries, however, rely solely upon the generous donations of churches, organizations, and individuals to make up their budget for living and ministry costs. This leaves it up the missionaries themselves to find their own support. This takes much time on the part of the missionary as it involves continually contacting individuals, families, and churches to solicit support in prayer and funding. Some missionaries are quite forward and solicit money directly in the form of a gift of $25, $50, or $100 on a monthly basis. Others simply make their needs known by introducing their ministry and asking for prayer and then leaving it up to the individual and God. Whichever approach is taken, it is necessary to understand that the majority of missionaries cannot do what they do without the voluntary financial support of their families, local churches, and individual believers.

Straight Path Ministries falls under this category and so needs your kind and generous support. If you can find it within your heart to provide a monthly financial contribution, you can be sure that it will be put to use according to God's will. We are a Registered 501(c)(3) organization so that your donations will be tax-deductible to the full extent allowable by the IRS. You can setup an automatic payment via PayPal by clicking the Donate button above, or if you prefer you can send your check to the address at the bottom of this page. Please keep us in your prayers.

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