This week we got some not-such-great news in an email memo from our ReachGlobal Europe Division Business Manager. He informed us that our individual ministry account has dropped below the required family minimum. He indicated that we need to cease submitting expenses and take the initiative to decrease our salary as required.
How to Partner with Us
Thank you for considering partnering with us in ministry in Slovakia. There are two main ways you can become a member of our team. The first is to pray for us and the second is to contribute financially to our ministry.
Pray for Us
One of the key ways to be a part of our team is to pray for us and Slovakia on a regular basis. To best pray you can follow our activities by reading family and ministry news on our blog (also see the “News” link in the menu above).
Of course it’s always good to have the latest information. To find out whenever we post something new you can follow us on a social website, get email updates, or subscribe to our RSS feed. Just pick one and click on its icon below.
In addition to following our latest news, you can better pray for us by understanding more about missions and especially missions in Slovakia and Europe. Here are some links to help
- Here is a list of books on missions (via Amazon).
- You can also find out more about other ReachGlobal ministries and ministry opportunities in Europe.
Support Us Financially
We’re thankful to all the churches and individuals who give so that we can serve in Slovakia. If you would like to become one of our financial partners then you can make a one time or regular contribution by Electronic Funds Transfer, by personal check or cash, or by credit card. Whenever you give, please remember to indicate your desire to contribute to the ministry of Todd and Jana Patterson in Slovakia, account 1314.
Electronic Funds Transfer
Electronic funds transfer is a great way to give on a regular basis. It’s easy to set up, there’s nothing to remember, and there are no fees. Simply fill out this EFT form and mail to EFCA Donor Services (see address below).
Personal Check and Cash
If you would like to give a one time gift then you may prefer giving by check or cash. In that case, please send a check payable to “EFCA” with this form (or this donation form). On the “Gift Designation” line please write “for the ministry of Todd and Jana Patterson in Slovakia, account 1314.” This form and your gift can be mailed to EFCA Donor Services (see address on form or below).
Giving by credit card is probably the easiest way to give both one time and regular gifts. Please be aware that a small percentage of the gift goes to the credit card company. Use this form to send a gift by credit card.
The EFCA has prepared some answers to common questions in this FAQ
Here’s a very helpful statement from the EFCA that helps to Understand Missionary Support
And here’s the address for EFCA donor services:EFCA
Attn: Donor Services
901 East 78th St.
Minneapolis, MN 55420-1300