GIVING TUESDAY 2021 - EXTENDED THRU THE END OF 2021!
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About the event
For #GivingTuesday 2021 we are raising funds for three different projects. We hope that you will prayerfully consider sending your end-of-year donations our way!
2022 Visa Renewal Applications
Our current 36-month visas expire at the end of July 2022. We can apply for renewal for an additional 36 months as early as early as February next year.
Total US $ (at current exchange rates): $1,750.00 ($100)
We have worked with one vehicle for the vast majority of our time here in Knysna, but now that the kids are older and involved in extracurriculars, the music ministry taking off, and with the opening of our new Knysna Hope business centre, we're finding ourselves stretched and experiencing rather awkward scheduling problems having only one car. So we are aiming at a mid-2000s model Toyota (similar to the current SUV we drive). They are incredibly reliable here and are inexpensive to work on and maintain. We are trusting the Lord to provide for this need and we intend, even if it is less than this full amount, to buy whatever is possible with the funds raised.
Total US $ (at current exchange rates): $10,000 - $12,000 ($6,700 already raised)
Permanent Residency Applications:
To avoid visa applications and the associated costs every 3 years, plus the periodic upheaval in the immigration bureaucracy, we desire to apply for permanent residency for our entire family. If granted, permanent residency is a lifetime status granted even to the kids. This would provide just long-term freedom and stability for our ministry, but also freedom for Levi, Chloe and Lily to chose to live in the US or South Africa when they are on their own (thankfully that's a long way off!).
Total US $ (at current exchange rates): $3,850.00 ($1,600 already raised)
Gifts given to our ministry through our agency, Global Service Network, are completely tax-exempt. To give to any of these projects, just go to https://www.globalservicenetwork.org/give/50716001 and in the comments section just indicate which project you are giving towards (such as "vehicle," "visas," or "residency").