PARADOSI'S CURRENT NEEDS
IN LIGHT OF COVID-19
During this season the entire world is being effected by this pandemic emotionally, spiritually, physically, and financially. There are many needs in the world right now and as we pray for our ministry partners we also need your prayers and support during this season.
As a valued member of our ministry family, you can appreciate the impact that this pandemic has had on the financial health of Paradosi. Non-profit organizations like ours do not have contingency plans in our budget for emergencies such as the one we are all facing; our resources overwhelming go directly into ministry. We live by faith trusting that God will speak to the hearts of individuals to provide for our needs. During this season we are leaning into Him trusting that He will blow us away with His provision through people like you!
In light of needing to cancel bookings from March until the Fall, receiving significantly lower tuition from online classes in our school, releasing our trainees until S, and a downturn in giving, we are now being faced with decisions that will effect the ministry and its members through the end of 2020.
Even with our operations being scaled back, we still have financial obligations to meet and staff to support. Gifts of all sizes will help to offset losses incurred, keep employee benefits intact, and fund our return to full-time ministry when it is safe to do so.
We are doing all that we can to be good stewards of the resources that you are providing by keeping our operating costs as low as possible. We have taken cuts in spending across the board, reduced wages for all of our staff, and may need to do so again before this season has passed. We are prayerfully looking into grant and loan options to help during this slower season but if we do pursue those options, it may still be months before we see any assistance.
We ask that you prayerfully consider partnering with us in ministry during this pandemic to ensure that we can continue to meet our obligations and take care of our staff during this season.
We want to make sure that we can continue to be a blessing to many, resume our normal operations as quickly as possible, and that our people are taken care of during this time.
Thank you for your prayers and consideration!
Grace & Peace,
Jeff & Larissa Bischoff