It is very encouraging to have the support of many people standing with us in prayer and also, Lord willing, financially. We know that God will provide the funds we need to support the work that He has called us to. And it is a joy to watch HOW He is already beginning to do that through you, our friends and family. A number of you have asked how you can support us...we are humbled by this and yet happy to let you know how you can be involved. That being said, we know that not everyone is in a place to support us right now, but if it would be a joy for you to do so, this email has all of the information that you will need.
There are three different types of support that we need for our ministry in Malawi. You can find a description of each of them below...and underneath that is all of the information needed to send a financial contribution. As a side note, all contributions are tax deductible, which is a definite plus! Also, 100% of your donation goes directly to us (our sending agency does not take a percentage).
Though we are not leaving for Malawi until next summer, we need to begin raising our support now. One the one hand, there are upfront expenses that we will be incurring as we prepare to leave. Also, our sending agency wisely requires us to have three months of support in our account before we go. That way, if we have any drops in support or unexpected expenses, we will not be forced to come back to the states to raise support.
So here are three ways you can support us:
We are looking for families and individuals who would be willing to commit to supporting us on a monthly basis as we serve in Malawi. All the information you need to give via check, credit card, or direct deposit can be found below. Monthly supporters, along with partner churches, are the most important aspect of our financial support.
Partner Churches We are looking for like-minded churches that would be interested in partnering with us financially. We would love to come share about Malawi with your church! If you think your church might be interested in hearing more and potentially supporting us, please email Matt (email@example.com).
One Time Gifts There are a number of initial expenses associated with moving a family of 7 to Africa. We will need to ship a container to Malawi with all of our possessions then buy a car, set up a home, and get situated once we arrive in conuntry. One time gifts help with these costs, as well as the unexpected costs of living in Africa!
So if you are interested in supporting us either monthly or through a one time gift, there are three ways you can do that:
Make a one-time or recurring credit card donation by going to www.gracechurch.org/kopp and filling out the form at the top of the page.
To set up a monthly direct deposit, click on this link, print the form, and follow its instructions (Use missionary project "Kopp Family – Malawi").
To give by check, send a check payable to "GMI" with "Kopp Family – Malawi" on the memo line to 13248 Roscoe Blvd. Sun Valley, CA 91352.
And again, if your church would be interested in hearing more about the ministry in Malawi, we would love to come visit you and share with your church!
Thanks again for taking the time to consider supporting us financially...we know that this is ultimately God's grace at work in each of your lives in this way for His glory. And for that we give Him thanks!
If you have any questions about giving, please let us know...we'd love to hear from you.
We love you all and are so glad to have you join with us on this journey of faith,