We do what we do – maintain a watch in a 24/7 prayer room, promote adoption as a positive alternative to abortion, run an adoption agency without taking a salary and train young staffers – because we feel it is the calling of the Lord on our lives.
It is a strange thing to do difficult things that matter but create very little monetary value….OK, none….Yet we believe the work we are doing in setting the lonely in families through adoption as well as ministering in a context of night and day prayer matters greatly to the Lord and to others, and we’re grateful to those others who help us in the work.
This is not a joke. Just a tire. Round, preferred. To fit a 150,000 mile black Suburban that hauls most of us most places. Three are good, one is not. Adding air regularly. I feel like it’s about a 2 on the safe-o-meter 10 point scale. A tire to match the other three runs about $150.
School Set Up.
Jeans without holes. Shoes that fit. Pencils. Etc. School starts in a few days. and we’re off to the races. A couple of hundred bucks would get us up and rolling. No reference to aforementioned tire. Count in this two school payments in the next few days totaling $600.
With the increase in our family size, our expenses have outpaced our support on a regular basis. Some people can write a single check, but others are in a position to make a longer term, more moderate commitment. The former are helpful in times of crisis, but the latter are those that stabilize what we do. Either are greatly appreciated. We currently need to raise about another $2,000 in monthly support…this isn’t for extras, this is for needs.
With my throat procedure, Kelsey’s ankle, Piper’s ear surgery and a few other difficulties this year, medical bills have mounted up quickly. Because of their rapid succession, they quickly overran our insurance copays, and we are carrying about $7,000 in medical bills that were not covered by our insurance provider.
Kelsey and I have delayed significant dental work for financial reasons and really need to get it done. We’re estimating about $7500 based on prior work.
Where do we go from here?
Do what is in your heart and what the Lord has enabled you to do. Perhaps you don’t care which project we put the finances to, but if you’d like to contribute to a specific need, please let us know and we will earmark it for that need. If more money is raised than is needed for a specific thing, we’ll roll it over into the next project.
If you’d like to contribute to any of the needs listed, you can do so several ways.
There is a Pay Pal button in the left sidebar. You can give quickly via electronic giving through that button, but it should be noted that gifts given via pay pay are not tax deductable.
Writing a Check
You can write a check to IHOP-KC and send it to us at:
Randy Bohlender, 600 E 108th Street, Kansas City, MO 64131.
These gifts are tax deductible. All monies collected this way are disbursed under the IHOP-KC missions base and while in their possession, they have sole discretion in appropriating the funds.
Gifts in Kind
Once in a while someone will have something that we are able to use. A few years ago, a friend was offered a few hundred dollars for his car as a trade in. I sold it for five times what he’d been offered (and that car survived as a missionaries’ car for years at IHOP!). If you have something of value that you think might be useful in raising cash for the cause, let me know via email.