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What does this mean?
Pat Duff and her ministry to the disabled in Guatemala has been funded through donations to the Josiah Foundation since her work began in June of 2010. The Foundation had received donations to support this ministry, and Pat received these funds to support this work as an independent contractor. Thus, the relationship of the Josiah Foundation was specifically with Pat Duff. This has served well for the past seven years, and we are very grateful to the Josiah Foundation Board, and the Foundations founder, David Penner, for helping us get started serving in Guatemala.
As the ministry here developed, services and staff added, and real estate purchased, it became evident that our ministry to the poor and disabled in Guatemala needed a more permanent status to provide for sustainability and expansion in the future. With the encouragement of friends of the ministry, and the blessing fo the Josiah Foundation, we submitted an application for non-profit status in May, 2017. Almost miraculously, Reason to Hope, Inc. received approval as a tax-exempt charitable organization in less than three weeks. Such rapid approval is almost unheard of and we are so excited to begin making the transition to providing a permanent presence in Guatemala.
Pat will continue to oversee the daily operation of the ministry in Guatemala, but will be supported and assisted by a Board of Directors for the corporation. Currently, Mike and Marty Frisina, long-time supporters of the ministry, are serving as President and Secretary/Treasurer of Reason to Hope, Inc. They will be the US contacts for the ministry, and will receive and process donations and help promote our work. The Board will be expanded as the need arises and God directs.
How will this affect you as ministry supporters?
Please continue to keep in touch with us, and informed on what we are up to.
We are constructing a new website, and will update you when this is ready to go live.
While Pat will continue to be "Guatemala Grandma" to post on blog Guatemala Journey, which will focus on her life and growth as she ministers in Guatemala.
We have begun a ministry-specific blog, Reason to Hope, which will update you on ministry occurrences and events. If you'd like to receive these blog posts by email, let us know.
How will this affect donating to this ministry?
Currently, the Josiah Foundation continues to receive and process donations on behalf of Pat's Guatemala Mission, and will continue to do so for the near future. If you are a current supporter of the ministry, and have arranged for automatic payments set up for the ministry, we will be contacting you to help you transfer this arrangement to our new organization.
If you contribute through Paypal, you can also continue to do so through the Josiah Foundation website. using the link for Mission Guatemala. We are in the process of arranging to receive on-line donations and will inform you when we are ready to do so. Until then, we are grateful to the Josiah Foundation for continuing to process our on-line donations.
Finally, should you prefer to donate by check, you can send your donation to:
Reason to Hope, Inc.
P. O. Box 284
Elkhorn, NE 68022.
There is no need to designate this on the memo line of your check, as all donations received will directly support the ministry in Guatemala. Please DO NOT write Pat's name anywhere on the check, as this will affect you ability to claim your gift as a charitable donation.
Still have questions or concerns?
Please email Pat at Patd@reasontohope.org.