Thank you for your heart for the persecuted church. We take your willingness to entrust us with your money very seriously. Remember's operating costs are underwritten by the Bostic Law Firm, PA, allowing us to send 100% of the contributions we receive to the needs of the persecuted church.
Remember is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and your donations are tax-deductible.
If you do not make any specific designation on your donation, it will go into our general Contributions Account. All of these donations are used only for the purpose of meeting the needs of our persecuted brothers and sisters, targeting widows and orphans who have lost their breadwinner due to martyrdom. The operating costs and administrative expenses of Remember are funded by the Bostic Law Firm, allowing us to dedicate 100% of these funds to provide tangible blessings to the persecuted church.
If you designate your donation for the "Burma orphanages," 100% of what we receive will go to our ministry in Burma. Your gift will provide for the daily needs and maintenance of the children's homes, including food, clean water, school supplies and uniforms, and other essentials.
Remember has a very specific primary goal in serving the persecuted church: We want to provide for the needs of the widows and orphans of martyrs and those that are imprisoned. In the course of our travels, though, it is common for us to come across legitimate, verifiable need in the Body of Christ that does not fall within our specific goal of providing for those that have lost their breadwinner. 100% of the money designated for the Ministry Plus Fund will be used to meet those needs.
While the operating budget is covered by the Bostic Law Firm, if you would like to donate directly to the operating fund of Remember to pay for day-to-day expenses of the ministry, please designate your gift "operating fund."
If you have any questions about these funds, or how Remember uses donations, please e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our sponsorship program not only provides food, clothes, education, medical care, and Bible training for these children, but also gives them the support of their brothers of sisters in Christ—in Burma and around the world.
Nearly 500,000 Chin people live within the borders of Burma (Myanmar). Over 90% of the Chin people are Christians due to the influence of early Protestant missionaries. After Burma’s independence, the military government undertook severe persecution of the Chin people—largely because of their refusal to conform to the Buddhist beliefs and traditions.
Remember began to provide for Chin children in Burma under the ministry of Pastor Paul Toe Lung in 2010 as a means to support orphans of Christian martyrs or children of destitute Christians. While many of these children do have one or even both parents living, their parents were not able to provide even the most basic needs for their children and asked for them to be placed in a children’s home.
"Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world." - James 1:27
The sponsorship program provides for the regular monthly costs of Hope. As a sponsor, you will be assigned a child and will receive a photo, some basic information about them and periodic updates. Each year, you should receive a handmade gift. Current operating costs are around $60 per child per month. Each child will have two sponsors at $30 each or one sponsor for $60.
Every child is given an ID number. This is crucial to include on any communication. Burmese names—like other words—are translated into English phonetically so the spelling will vary from time to time. Also, the kids may go by shortened vs. full names making identifying kids by their names alone a challenge!
If, for some reason, your child leaves the program, you will be notified and given the opportunity to transition to another child.
Note: If sponsorship goes unpaid for three consecutive months and we are unable to reach you, the child may be reassigned to another sponsor.
South Sudan is a brand new country, presenting some unprecedented opportunities for the gospel. Thousands of people are immigrating from neighboring Ethiopia, Kenya and from the mountains in the north. These people come in search of a new life, hoping to find work and a future in the new capital city, Juba. They find themselves disconnected from their former way of life, separated from family, unable to continue in their former religious habits. As a result, they are very open to the good news about Jesus Christ. Many times, there immediate response even before they fully understand is "How can I know a God like this? What do I have to do to become his child like you say? I want to serve a God like that."
A sister ministry of Remember is building a compound for a church, English classes, and possibly vocational training. Remember is partnering with this ministry in order to establish a “safe house” for refugees from places like Northern Sudan and as a base of operations for future Remember ministries.
One of our Remember board members has designed and planned the facilities and a team from Remember will undertake construction in January of 2014. Although God has provided the needed funds for the basic structure, we would appreciate help to support the team members who are working on the construction team as well as to furnish and upfit the safe house.
The Sudan ministry is not just a future goal, however. On the survey trip, we met three widows, all of whom had lost their breadwinners due to persecution. Each of these widows shared a similar story, one of heartache, long hours of work to feed and clothe their children, and the desire to raise their children in faith in Jesus Christ. These are the people Remember is passionate about caring for, and we are doing just that. Each of these three widows, Nadia, Sadia, and Magdalena, is receiving a monthly stipend from Remember to help provide for their daily needs.
Your gift will help not only with the Remember ministry and training of new local pastors, but also with plans to begin a vocational school which can help young believers receive the skills they need to be able to support their families. To donate, please click this link. Please designate your gift "Sudan Fund."
Thank you for partnering with us in the calling of the Body of Christ.