Our vision for funding Friends of Internationals, LLC is 2-Fold: First, God must provide missionary support and second, He must provide ministry support. What follows is our understanding of how God is directing us to ask for both.
Missionary support is financial support that is supplied to Jon & Alana Varner in the form of salary. Our most basic vision for missionary support is for individuals and families to set up monthly financial partnerships. One time gifts are also welcome. Rest assured that 100% of your gifts given go directly to the support of our family. There are 2 ways this can be done and both are funneled through the North American Mission Board (SBC) for their accounting assistance:
1. Online Contributions can be set up HERE. This will take you to our MSC Missionary Support Page. Once there enter an amount and click Give. You can then choose to make it recurring, the type (card, check or PayPal), & fill in your information.
2. Checks can be mailed along with this form (Missionary Support Mail Form) to the:
North American Mission Board
ATTN: MSC Support-Accounting
PO Box 116543
Atlanta, GA 30368-6543
Please write on your check’s memo line: Jon Varner #9210
Once received at NAMB, a receipt and a self-addressed envelope will be sent back for the next month.
Ministry support is financial support that is supplied to Friends of Internationals, LLC for planning and budgeting ministry expenses. Our most basic vision for ministry support is for Associations and Churches to promote and collect an Annual Offering for International Student Ministry. We recommend that this offering be collected during June & July each year and be promoted as the "Independence Day Offering for International Student Ministry." These gifts can be made online HERE, brought to Clemson’s Baptist Student Center or mailed to:
Friends of Internationals
315 Wild Cherry Ln.
Clemson, SC 29631-1632
Some churches also desire to include Missionary Support and/or Ministry Support for Friends of Internationals in their annual budgets. This is also possible and can be delivered online or by mail in the same ways described above.