Join us for #GivingTuesday!
(shhh... you can really give any day you wish!)
Exhausted from Thanksgiving?
Does the idea of Black Friday make your head spin?
Fed up and overwhelmed with the materialism of the holiday season?
Join us for #GivingTuesday (November 30th) this year! Give to something that gives back!
Stay in your pajamas. Don't get up early. Don't go anywhere. Heck - stay in bed, if you want.
Giving Tuesday is the Tuesday following Thanksgiving, but you can give whenever you wish! You can give right now... we won't tell! ;)
We have two major ways you can help us reach our goals in 2022...
- A gift to help us serve refugees in Spain and around Europe. Through La Mesa Turquesa community center and via Billy’s leadership and work with the Refugee Highway Partnership, we help refugees, asylum seekers, and immigrants find safety, recover from trauma, and build new relationships in their communities. Learn more about La Mesa Turquesa at www.en.lamesaturquesa.es , or learn about the Refugee Highway Partnership at www.rhpeurope.net Any size gift is greatly appreciated! We have lots of smaller needs that you can help with. But if you want to reach deep and help in a HUGE way, check out our big dream...
- God-sized Dream – to provide a safe house to refugees who need a place to live and recover and call home. Over the past couple of years, we have seen countless numbers of our refugee friends time out of the government-mandated housing and aid system and become homeless, struggling to find food and shelter and work, and falling between the cracks. We have lost contact with several friends as they have succumbed to shady work schemes and promises of food and shelter, only to disappear overnight. In some cases, these have been minors who are forced out of the system at 18. This puts them in an extremely vulnerable state and at-risk for drug abuse, prostitution, and human trafficking. Our local contacts would love to partner with us in a project to give safe space to these vulnerable peoples. To make this project a reality, we need to purchase a house for the start-up… for as little as €150-200,000, this dream could come true and save lives.
- A gift to help La Posada Training and Care provide services to cross-cultural workers and frontline ministry leaders via counseling, training, debrief retreats, coaching, and so much more. See www.laposadaspain.com to learn more about what we offer global workers and ministry leaders. Any size gift would be a huge blessing to those who receive our services. And if you want to be a part of something REALLY BIG, check out our REALLY BIG dream for La Posada...
- God-sized dream – To purchase a property in the country to serve as a training and care center for cross-cultural workers and frontline ministry leaders. We have our eyes on a few suitable properties that could accommodate CCWs in need of rest and recovery, provide space for training and workshops, and be self-sustaining as a retreat center in Southern Spain. This would also allow us to provide employment to refugees and immigrants (see above). We are specifically looking at and praying about properties that can be used for various purposes with multiple income streams. Our price point is €1-2M. If you are interested in investing in a ministry that could renew and restore global workers, could ripple out to ministry efforts around the globe, could have multiple outreaches locally and internationally, and could be self-sustaining, we want to talk to you! Please connect with us and let's dream together!!!!
You can help! Gift ideas...
$40 = one night stay + care services in the La Posada care apartment (Goal: to cover at least 24 nights for needy workers=$960)
$50 = one hour of on-line coaching support for an overseas ministry worker (Goal: to cover 400 hours of online coaching support=$20,000)
$150 = fund special activity nights at La Mesa Turquesa! Every Friday night, the center hosts special activities and cultural events for the community. Movie nights, music events, international dinner nights, craft nights... Help us by underwriting a special event night!
$280 = one week of care and rest for a cross-cultural worker in the La Posada apartment. (Goal: to raise funds for at least 12 weeks of care for workers=$3360)
$500 = 3-day debrief retreat (stay in La Posada, meals, debrief services) (Goal: to scholarship at least 6 full debrief retreats to workers in need=$3000)
$600 = help send a cross-cultural worker or ministry leader to receive training at the Refugee Highway Partnership conference. (Your help allowed us to help take a Spanish pastor to this conference three years ago, and because of that training, he returned and helped found the La Mesa Turquesa project in Spain!)
$2500 = 5-day Team retreat (CCW team lodging in a Spanish villa, meals, debrief services, team outing)
You can make a difference in the resilience and longevity of a cross-cultural worker, pastor, or aid worker in the field! Give them the gift of mental health and time to be cared for and restored and ready to continue their important work.
It's easy! Click the button below to go to the giving page for TMS Global and fill in the Give to a Worker box with your amount and our information (see the example below). You will be directed to a sight to finalize your donation so your gift will go directly to our account. It's that simple!