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HELPING MISSIONARIES ADVANCE THE GOSPEL

ABOUT ONE IN SIXTY

In the early 1980s, John Cross, General Director for GoodSeed International, asked a veteran missionary for advice on developing a support team. His reply went like this:

 

"For every missionary couple, you need 60 who will partner with them in prayer and giving. Some will do much; others only a little, but all will have a part."

As a faith-based ministry, GoodSeed does not pay its staff a salary. To pay living expenses, each missionary must rely on God’s provision through other believers who share the same heartbeat for missions.

 

In that light, GoodSeed encourages their staff to trust the Lord for a team of 60 individuals and churches to partner with them in the ministry.

EXPECTATIONS OF A

ONE IN SIXTY PARTNERSHIP

Partnership is a two-way street between a missionary and yourself.

The missionaries make a commitment:

1. To keep you informed

with monthly emails or letters with specific prayer requests. The missionaries will also pray for you as they become acquainted with your needs.

 

2. To equip you

with sample books and DVDs that GoodSeed is producing.

 

3. To faithfully serve

the Lord with integrity and diligence.

You make a two-year commitment to the missionary:

1. To pray faithfully

as your missionary keeps you informed. When you receive an update you will take a moment to pray for them and their ministry.

 

2. To give financially

as the Lord enables you to give. 100% of your gift will go to the missionary with no deductions for administration fees. As a faith ministry, GoodSeed does not pay salaries. Each missionary relies on the Lord’s people to meet that need. As a One in Sixty partner, you will have a role in paying part of a staff salary.

 

3. To encourage regularly

as you recognize the hurdles and challenges your missionary may face. Send them emails, letters and cards or call them occasionally. They will work better knowing there's a team of cheerleaders rooting for them!

LENGTH OF PARTNERSHIP COMMITMENT

...Once a month

We encourage the partnership to be once a month for a minimum of two years. If all is well, after two years the partnership can be renewed.

 

...One-Time Gifts

While one-time gifts are appreciated and helpful in ministry, unless missionaries have regular financial support, meeting the monthly bills is a hard thing to do. We do recognize, however, that for some partners a financial gift is only possible once or twice a year. If you find yourself in such a situation, you can still be a One in Sixty partner if you make a commitment to regular prayer.

 

Your donations are the missionaries' salary. If you skip a month, essentially they experience a loss in income.

COMMITMENT OUTSIDE OF FINANCES...PRAYER

Is there a One in Sixty commitment besides finances? Yes. A partnership goes beyond finances. Money may pay the bills and is certainly part of the equation, but even with sufficient funding, a missionary can fall by the wayside due to a seemingly endless list of problems. Our staff needs those who will partner with them in faithful prayer and regular encouragement.

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