Free at last, and free money

Three years after graduating from an (expensive) private Christian college, I have finally thrown off the shackles of debt. It feels wonderful. Tomorrow I will have a few people over to eat grilled lamb, drink cider, and smoke cigars in celebration.

Therefore, it is time to start contributing to my new (Biblical) retirement plan.

I have contacted a few people directly looking for places to put this money to work, but I’d like to open this up to readers’ suggestions as well. At least for now, I’d like to avoid established, professional ministries and charities. I don’t care about tax write-offs, and I’m looking to give a boost to laypeople who have a significant ministry that they are bearing the cost of personally. I’m willing to consider various ways of doing this, but at least for now I would like to limit my funding of people I do not personally know to people who could set up Patreon accounts, which would allow both them and I to remain anonymous.

If you have suggestions of people who are deserving of investment, please mention them in the comments. Self-nominations are welcome. Feel free to nominate someone already nominated, as it will give me an idea of the reach of their ministry if they have multiple nominations. I promise to at least review all nominations for worthiness.

Also, I intend to post information on those I choose to support, so that you can support them as well. Fill the comments with suggestions.

Do not accumulate for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy and where thieves break in and steal, but accumulate for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and thieves do not break in and steal. —Matt 6:19-20 (NET)


4 thoughts on “Free at last, and free money

  1. I am on the board of a small non-profit missions organization. We have people in Baja Mexico working among the poor, facilitating building houses and churches among the poorest of the poor. We also have a couple who have spent over 20 years in Thailand doing evangelism and discipleship work. They have been particularly hard hit following the financial meltdown in 2007 and the husband now has taken up teaching Bible classes at an international school so that they don’t have to leave the country. I worked with them in Thailand and know what a hard field it is, yet he goes where most western missionaries don’t. The newsletter I received from him this morning reported the baptism of nine young men from the youth prison he goes to.

    I can provide as much info and references as you need if you are interested in considering any of them them as a possible recipient.

    God bless you!

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