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Giving

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Financial Partnership.

Thank you for taking interest in our mission as well as in financial partnership.

We are praying for strong financial supporters that we can rely on. Your contribution would allow us to effectively pour into ministry.

We are mainly seeking for financial supporters who can commit to giving monthly, quarterly or annually.

However, we are also raising funds for a one-time outgoing (moving to Japan) cost, so if you could contribute in this way, we would be grateful! 

 

Accountability in Finances

​Missionary and Missions Agency Role in Finances

The missions agency takes on the role of assessing missionary candidates, accepting, keeping the missionaries healthy, making sure they are financially accountable and well-funded. It is the missionary’s responsibility to raise funds (both, personal and work funds), work diligently on the proposed field as well as to keep accountable and report the use of funds to the agency.


To secure funds, missionaries prayerfully seek partnership with churches, businesses and individuals who are called to support their mission. Typically, missionaries will present their vision and then, potential supporters will be asked to consider partnership. It is best if fund-raising is completed before departing to the field so that the missionaries can focus on ministry once things start moving. After that, missionaries will keep up with supporters through prayer letters and other means of regular communication. They will visit the US every four years or so for furlough (reporting their work to supporters as well as visiting loved ones).  


Although missionaries must raise a one-time outgoing (moving to the target area) cost, their main fundraising would be for their monthly support which consists of personal living funds as well as work funds. The Apostle Paul taught that it is good for Gospel-workers to receive funds to be able to administer the Gospel effectively. “So also the Lord directed those who proclaim the gospel to get their living from the gospel” (I Cor. 9:14). The harvest is ripe, and we believe that it is God’s good plan that we go into ministry full-time so that we can minister effectively.


How to Give

There are two ways that you can give: online giving or by sending a check to Faith Global Missions Agency.

Giving Online

  1. Please visit faithlafayette.org/missions/directory/naoto-erisa-funada and click on the right top button, “Support.”

  2. On the next screen, you will see a “Give Now” button, showing a “One-time” tab as well as a “Recurring” tab. For both options, you can click on our name, Type in the amount, frequency etc.

  3. Once you have set up your giving, we would appreciate it if you could let us know by either calling/texting Naoto’s cell @ 310-756-5925 or by emailing us at naotofunada@gmail.com (if you could include the amount and frequency of giving in our conversation, that would be helpful.)

Giving by Sending in a Check

  1. Please write a check to Faith Global Missions Agency. In the notes section of your check, please be sure to indicate “Missionary Support – Naoto and Erisa Funada.

  2. Please send check to the following: Faith Global Missions 5526 State Rd 26 E. Lafayette, IN 47905

  3. Once you have set up your giving, we would appreciate it if you could let us know by either calling Erisa’s cell @ 310-756-5925 or by emailing us at naotofunada@gmail.com (if you could include the amount and frequency of giving in our conversation, that would be helpful.)

When to start giving?

Regards to this matter, it is up to you and the Lord. However, we would ask you to pray about starting to give right away if possible. Once funds are available in our account, we will be able to ask for reimbursement for ministry expenses for traveling cost for deputation (support raising). We have our first group of meetings in April in Indianapolis area. Our first out-of-state trip is scheduled for April 30 and May 1. It is our desire to focus on fund raising full-time after Naoto’s graduation as well as be involved in teaching at a Bible School online, counseling online and being involved in ministry translation (possibly the foundational Biblical Counseling Training Conference tracks and other biblical counseling materials).


How can you follow progress in our fund-raising journey?

The fund-raising journey is an exciting time for us as we know that it is perhaps one of the high times for us to observe God’s hands in our calling. We have been pursuing this missions journey for about 15 years in total. The fund-raising process is the fruit of all what God has done for us. He is going to do great things. Just wait and see!


Once we receive our first commitment, we hope to start posting a weekly updated “Support-raising Donut Chart” on to the following venues.


  • Facebook “Pray for Japan – Naoto and Erisa Funada” Group


  • Our Website (soulcareinjapan.com) “Giving” page


Our funding goal as well as departure goal is summer of 2023. Please join us in prayer and excitement as we began our support raising journey from April, 2022!

 
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