An online campaign dedicated to raising money to help fund a family's missionary work has, so far, raised $4,180.
Oakland Gardens' John Hyun Yoon created a GoFundMe page titled "Send the Yoon Family to the Nations," with the goal of raising a total $34,000. So far, 50 people have donated to the fund.
The page reads:
Lately, God has really been challenging our faith to trust Him to be our everything and follow Him. We have decided to take action and follow Him into a life of missions and dependency on Him.
For the short term, this season will be highlighted by two events. In January 2014, we will begin a 12-week training session with YWAM Kansas City better known as DTS (Discipleship Training School). This 12-week training session will be followed by a 10-week outreach overseas (22 weeks total).
In August, we will be leaving to Haiti indefinitely (1.5 years +) to do God’s work through a Christian NGO. Our short-term vision in Haiti is to love the people in Haiti by providing jobs and setting up a shelter for abused women and an orphanage. Our long-term vision in Haiti is to plant a missionary training center with an initial focus toward West Africa. In all of this, it is our prayer that God will train us to love him and to love others more deeply and intimately. So how can you partner with us?
Prayer Support: For now, we have three prayer requests: For protection over our family – particularly Adelyn – both physically and spiritually. To joyfully walk in the discipline of the Lord as we take up our crosses and follow him. For our Provider God to meet our financial needs.
Financial Support: We, as a family, feel a strong calling into a life of dependency on God. This includes finances. We believe God is calling us to depend on Him for our finances through you, our ministry partners. Therefore, we are not only looking for one-time donations (though we will thankfully accept them) but we are especially seeking long-term ministry partners who will commit to monthly donations. Your donations will be used for both ministry expenses as well as our family’s necessities (i.e. room and board, food, baby products, transportation). Any surplus will be donated, in turn, to others in need.
We updated the total amount that we need for the upcoming season:
- $4,000 (one time) for housing in Kansas City
- $10,000 ($5,00 each - one time) for the cost of our 10-week overseas outreach
- $2,500/month for living expenses (for at least eight months)
Thank you for your prayers, financial contributions, and (most of all) love!