How can I raise funds?
We encourage team members to raise funds primarily through their fund raising letters. Raising funds through these letters expands the group of family and friends who will be praying for you, and gives a wider group of people to participate in the ministry. Previous teams have found that fifty letters sent out in a timely basis will bring in the necessary funds.
How critical are the deadlines?
The deadlines are vital. Usually the deadline is determined based on a major payment for airlines, visas, housing accommodations, or vehicle rental deposits. Therefore, every effort must be made to make payments on time. If through unforeseen circumstances, this is not possible, let your team leader know as soon as possible.
Are donations given for this trip tax deductible?
Yes. For each person who gives support to you as long as the check is made out to Forest Lake Academy with the memo SonShine Philippines 2018.
What is the proper way to explain to people how to give money to my ministry?
The explanation should contain the following information:
- It should be above and beyond faith promise/tithe made by them
- The check must be made out to Forest Lake Academy
- Contributions should be mailed directly to Forest Lake Academy
- All funds must be in by the final deadline
- PayPal link on the FLA website (click Donate at the top and select Mission Trip from the donation dropdown)
What if more money comes in for me than I need?
Throughout this ministry you will be functioning as a part of a team. Your effectiveness is determined not just from an individual standpoint, but also as a team. Therefore, the goal is to fund the entire trip, and any monies given beyond what is needed for the trip will be used to leave a monetary gift for our host.