Monday, January 23, 2012

Helping Missionaries Raise Funds in Multiple Currencies

Our mission is to help as many missionaries as possible save as much time as possible, so that more time is freed up for spreading the Gospel. Recently I’ve been adding a new feature to our software that does both: it allows more missionaries to have more time to spread the Gospel.

Missionaries Who Raise Support in Multiple Currencies
Recently, I’ve been adding the ability for our software to track support in multiple currencies. The challenge for me is that this is an area where I have no direct experience. Tammy and I receive our ministry support is US Dollars. We get paid in US Dollars. We pay bills in US Dollars. We don’t think about “exchange rates” very often!

Most missionaries deal with more than one currency on a daily basis. One of our missionary friends in Germany receives their support in US Dollars, Canadian Dollars, Euros and Swiss Francs! They get paid in US Dollars; they pay bills in Euros. They need to keep a calculator nearby when using our software to stay current. This takes time and mental energy away from more important things.

Wouldn’t it be great if we could help thousands of missionaries keep this area of their life more simple and less time consuming?

Please pray for us:
  • That we would have wisdom and guidance from the Lord as we work on this feature.
  • That the end result would truly help missionaries to save more time.
  • Also, please pray for Troy as he will soon be training a small group of fund developers within our ministry on how to use our software as they raise funds for big ministry projects in Asia.
Thank you for your joining with us on this journey of serving the Lord. Through your prayers and/or financial support, you’re freeing us up to make a difference in the lives of thousands of missionaries, and our prayer is that God uses this time to reach many more lost people who need Christ. We who know Christ are so blessed to be part of his family. God is so good!