Thursday, August 29, 2013


The Haven of Hope Foundation now has the ability to accept online donations.  Thanks to the help of our Brother Julian Craig, we can now accept donations using a safe and secure online donation system.  Julian came on a trip to Romania in March of 2013 and the people and children of Romania are now a permanent part of his heart.  Julian has expertise in the area of electronic giving (E-Giving) and has guided us through the process of being set up to accept online donations.

You'll see the "Donate" button at the top of this post and at the top of the webpage.  A click on that button will take you to a safe and secure donation processing company that will allow you to make tax deductible donations to support any ministry Haven of Hope is affiliated with.  If you don't see a particular ministry that you know Haven of Hope supports, or if you'd like to give to a ministry through Haven of Hope, please contact me and we can discuss adding it.

What is special about donating through the Haven of Hope Foundation is that you can direct your contributions towards specific ministries and projects.  Jason Holmberg takes full and personal responsibility for making sure that 100% of your contribution is used exactly as you intend it to be used.  The Haven of Hope Foundation is an independent 501(c) 3, so all of the donations are fully tax deductible.  You will receive a charitable contribution receipt at the end of the year for any donation you make.

When you log into the E-Giving website by clicking on the Donate button, you will see a list of different ministries and projects that you can support.  Once you choose a particular ministry, you will later be able to set up the gift as a onetime gift or a recurring gift.  Lastly, you can use a payment method of your choice, including credit card, debit card or electronic check (ACH) from your bank.  The ACH transfers are the most efficient, but they all are safe, secure and appreciated.

Who is to say what the biggest need is?  Recurring donations may top the list, as many of the people who have supported the orphanages in Romania have for one reason or another moved away from the church in Coudersport.  I pray this system is a way for those with a heart to give on a monthly basis to reconnect and support the children who depend on us.  Recently, a tornado came through Deva, damaging the orphanage and surrounding buildings.  Currently, this is a very high priority to get the buildings repaired.  We have started a School of Ministry in Romania to train up ministers of the Gospel.  This will change the students lives forever and equip the church leaders for years to come to effectively preach the Gospel.  All of the ministries are good soil for donations.

If you have any questions about E-Giving or about the ministries the Haven of Hope Foundation supports, please contact Jason Holmberg by phone or email at (814) 274-3233 or  I like nothing better than sharing what is happening, so please do not hesitate to contact me.

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