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 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.