What is a setup fund?
Imagine a tragedy happened at your house and it burnt down. You lost everything except for most of your clothes and some other small things. What would you now need to buy? You would need somewhere to live, new appliances, furniture, dishes and more!
That is close to what it is like to move to the mission field. A setup fund is used to get started for when we move to South Africa.
How do you know how much?
That was one of the great benefits of our survey trip in June 2014 to South Africa. We found out and learned how much everything would cost when we returned. So we have a very accurate amount of what we need.
When are you planning to leave for South Africa?
July 30, 2016! Plane tickets soon to be purchased!!!
When do you raise these funds?
We started raising and saving these funds at the start of deputation. This gives us plenty of time to raise the amount we need so that we will not have to delay our departure due to lack of a setup fund.
What happens if you don’t go to South Africa?
All funds that have the designation of “setup fund” are placed in a special account. We do not have access to that account until we leave for the field. If, for some reason, we do not make it to South Africa; all funds will be returned by Vision Baptist Missions to those who donated the money.
How do I know the donations will be used properly?
All gifts will be used properly. The prices for a specific item are estimates and the actual cost might be higher or lower than stated once purchased. For example: If you gave towards an item and it was purchased at a lower price than stated, the extra will be used towards another item and/or in the ministry.
What are some items you need?
Vehicle x 2 $8,000 per
$1980 $1680 ($300 given) (for one year for both of us!)
Rent $800 x 3 months
$1200 $1000 ($200 given)
King bed $800 – $1000
Twin beds $300 x 2
How do I give towards the setup fund?
You can give online at www.visionmissions.com!
Use the drop down menu and find the Underwood family.
Then, you can give a one time donation, OR set up monthly support to come in through Vision Baptist Missions!
You can also send a check to Vision Baptist Missions at the address below with the designation “Underwood Setup Fund” in the memo line.
Vision Baptist Missions
P.O. Box 442
Alpharetta, GA 30009
What is a setup fund?