In the midst of this season of uncertainty, exciting things are happening with Preparing for Amazement Ministries. We hope you take a couple minutes to read our March newsletter and as always visit our website.
There are a lot of exciting new things happening in our ministry in spite of the challenges we face in the world with the Covid-19 pandemic Some of the highlights include:
- We are very close to securing an office space in Garrett, IN, possibly donated.
- We will need to raise $3,000 for office furniture, computer, paint, signage, office supplies and other items to set up our office. We encourage you to prayerfully considered a one-time or monthly gift. To make a one time or recurring gift, please visit our support page!
- Covid-19 has created opportunities and challenges.We have been able to support churches and mentor pastors as they navigate this difficult season of ministry. Fundraising has slowed, but we have been able to do a lot of other work to be ready to launch our various programs and ministries.
- In light of Covid-19, we have pushed back our first international training trip to July. We will be working in Kenya to train youth pastors and pastors.
- We have a new YouTube page where we will post all of our educational videos and more. Check it out!
The world is a mess. The church is a mess. You can make a difference. Together, we can transform the world!
- Imagine a world where the church and the culture worked together for the good of all people.
- Imagine a world where churches were healthy and focused on caring for their communities.
- Imagine a world without poverty.
- Imagine a world where every pastor and ministry had access to the training they want and need.
- Imagine a world driven by love, hope and joy instead of hatred, despair and fear.
Churches that are dying need heroes. Pastors in poverty need heroes. The forgotten need heroes. Communities around the world need heroes. You can be that hero.
We invite you to partner with us in ministry as we work to create this world through a God who wants to amaze us!
Stories of Transformation
Below is an unedited testimony from a pastor in Nepal.~Rev. Patras Marandi, General Secretary, NELC
We were blessed by your visit and training. The training you given to our church leaders and youth was very important. Some of our pastors and church leaders have not gone for proper theological training. They have done short courses just to be evangelist and church planter.
They could know of the history of the church and denominations how it separated and some prominent church leaders. They could know also the challenges in the churches and spreading of the gospel.
This training gave an encouragement to our church leaders to study Bible and related books more and more to know more things. They have gained the knowledge that would have not found by themselves.
Youths are assisting in the church work and encouraged to go for the Bible study. This training has been a helpful for our ministry.
We feel the need of similar kind of more training for our pastor/lay leaders for their better understanding and knowledge.
NELC will welcome you for assisting and contributing in ministry.
By the Numbers
- We have connections in 12 countries and 5 continents with invitations from 6 countries currently.
- To train 200-400 pastors abroad through two trips, is $18,000 – $45-$90 per pastor to cover all training and expenses including trainers.
- We could fund our full dream budget for our ministry with: 1600 new donors at $15 a month, or 1500 new donors at $200 a year or 250 donors at $100 a month!
- We will begin our campaign for our new office space and needs soon.
- If you haven’t already, check out our 2020 campaign, Small Things with Great Love here.
Right now we have the following needs:
– We are in need of small one time and recurring gifts of $10-$25 a month or $100-$300 a year. To make a one time or recurring gift, please visit our support page! The support page has a wide variety of ways to give.
-Getting the word out-share our tweets, facebook posts, website.
-Connections. We are looking for individuals, businesses, churches and organizations with whom we can connect to share about our ministry.
-Participation in our 2020 campaign, Small Things with Great Love. You can learn more here.
PO Box 479, Garrett, IN 46738
Ways to Give
We are able to take financial gifts through the following means:
- Via mail (checks) at PO Box 479, Garrett, IN 46738
- In person (cash, checks, credit/debit cards)
- Online (checking, credit/debit cards) via Thrivent (one time gifts) & PayPal (one time and monthly gifts)
- Online via Venmo (checking, credit/debit cards) @amazed15
- Online via our Facebook Page (checking, credit/debit cards) @amazed15.org
We accept gifts from individuals, businesses, foundations, churches and other organizations.