House2House serves the Body of Christ by equipping
those seeking a simple/more organic form of church.
Much of what we have learned in starting simple/organic/house churches, we have learned through our mistakes. The importance of Luke 10:7 when starting a church in the harvest is one of those things. The verse says this: Stay in that […]Read more...
Tony and I have had the privilege of visiting many different countries (30+), many of them in a ministry/teaching context. Here’s what I love about international travel: Hearing incredible stories of how God is at work in different nations. Many of them cannot be publicly spoken of, but they help to raise my faith level and challenge me to believe that yes,[…]Read more...
Part of our last e-letter got cut off, leaving out the link to a PDF with more information on helping Wolfgang. The paragraph should have read: For more information, including how to give, check out this PDF, or contact Wolf at firstname.lastname@example.org . Wolf tells me he has heard from a number of you – thanks! Paul for the House2House teamRead more...
H2H has all the usual “mundane” expenses for staff, phone, web services, professional help (CPA, lawyer), bank and government fees, and so on. These are necessary, but not “exciting.” Your help with these mundane areas through regular giving makes a huge difference! Below are a few of the more exciting things that H2H has helped fund over the last few years.
How much goes to these types of projects? Below is the percentage of donations given to things like those listed above for the last four years. Additionally each of the above required money being spent on the more “mundane” costs of keeping H2H running.
2008 - 26%
2009 - 85%
2010 - 55%
2011 - 34%
Lower percentages are primarily a function of lower total donations for the year. Basic costs are about the same regardless of donations, so they account for more of the total in years with less giving.
Much of what we have done is in the form of matching funds. By doing this, we help those who show sufficient enterprise and responsibility to raise some money, and we ensure that those doing the work can take ownership. We will help them do it, but we won’t do it for them. This is a natural outgrowth of simple church “theology.” In other words, we will teach people to fish, and we will help them buy fishing gear – then they do the fishing.
Please help us to do all of this and more - we depend on your donations!