Partner With Me

I have to admit that when I began considering this call as a missionary to Africa one of the first hurdles I had to overcome was being a reluctant fundraiser.  I knew I would have to raise all of my support.  I’ve always earned a salary…a guaranteed paycheck every two weeks.   There is great comfort in this kind of certainty.  I’ve left that comfort behind and the only certainty I have is in the Lord’s faithfulness to provide, which I have seen too many times to count.

I’m one of those people who cringes at the thought of asking for money. But Henry Nouwen says this about fundraising: “Fundraising is proclaiming what we believe in such a way that we offer other people an opportunity to participate with us in our vision and mission. It’s inviting others to invest themselves through the resources that God has given them–their energy, prayers and money–into this work which God has called us.”  I am called to equip the saints for the work of ministry by training indigenous missionaries in Gulu, Uganda.  The harvest is plentiful but the workers are few.  The Lord is redeeming the land and people in this war-torn region and He has asked me to play a role.  I am compelled to go, to leave the safety and comfort of home for this ministry.

So…I invite you to partner with me in this Kingdom work to see the Lord’s vision for putting more workers in the field fulfilled. I can’t do it without partners.  I need the Body of Christ to share its resources and send me.  I must raise approximately $1,500/month for as long as I am there, which I expect to be at least three years.  This will cover living expenses in Uganda as well as obligations I have here in the states such as taxes, travel expenses, health insurance, etc.  Any amount raised which is above and beyond what I need will go directly to the students of the Archbishop Janani Luwum Theological College of the Anglican Church of Uganda. My sending church is Saint James Church on James Island in Charleston, SC. They will be receiving contributions that are given for this mission work and the church will have complete discretion over its use.  I am completely accountable to them.

Donate Using a Credit Card

If you would like to partner with me and make a contribution using a credit card, please click on the donate button below.  This is a link to St. James’ Paypal account for my Uganda mission. You can make a one-time contribution or set up to make a monthly reoccurring contribution.

Donate Button     Click the button to go to Paypal

Donate by Sending a Check

If you would like to partner with me by sending a check, please make your check(s) payable to Saint James Church and put “Bumpas Uganda Mission” in the memo line and mail to:

Saint James Church   
1872 Camp Road
Charleston, SC 29412

All gifts are fully tax deductible.  A receipt for your contribution will be sent to you.

Thank you for your prayers and consideration!  May the Lord bless you abundantly for your generosity.

6 Responses to Partner With Me

  1. karen tetrev says:

    We will be supporting you in every way we can! I love your support letter! Well done!

  2. Linda Wall says:

    I will be supporting you in every way I can too ! How exciting to get this call to serve! Sorry to miss the last Be Still retreat but was so glad to see you before you take off. God’s Blessings!

    • Thank you so much Linda! I hope you are well now. I emailed you last week to check on you. So sorry your Be Still weekend was interrupted by illness. I had no idea you felt poorly. We prayed for you. I hope our paths cross again. Let me know about your own mission journeys! Bless you!

  3. Margaret Brockinton says:

    Love reading your blog and my daughters Molly and Emma ( 13 and 12) , husband and I will be supporting you and praying for you on this journey! Not sure who shared your website with me but so glad they did! Blessings,
    Margaret Brockinton

  4. Emily Worst says:

    I was so happy to hear of your upcoming ordination. Congratulations!!
    Emily Worst

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