partner with us
Our ministry relies entirely on support given by individuals, corporations, and churches for funding. Please prayerfully consider partnering with us in the proclamation of the gospel of Jesus Christ.
Your donations will go towards:
Bibles for pastors
Refreshments for students attending training classes
Bible study workbooks
Lodging for Pastor Bong and his family in the Philippines
Is my donation tax deductible?Yes! As Of First Importance Ministries (AOFIM) is exempt from federal income tax under Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c)(3). We are registered as a religious non-profit organization classified as a public charity by the IRS, effective September 2, 2022 (EIN 88-4103319). Donors can give tax deductible contributions, bequests, devices, transfers, or gifts to AOFIM. NOTE: Tax deductions are only applicable to U.S. source incomes.
What are the ways I can donate to your ministry?Cash or checks in person, payable to As Of First Importance Ministries By mail to 4364 Bonita Rd. Unit #770, Bonita, CA 91902, USA Online donations through our website Zelle (US banks only): recipient address: email@example.com
Will I get a receipt for my donation?Yes, we give donation receipts for every contribution. However, tax deductions are only applicable to U.S. sourced incomes. If donating online through our website, receipts are sent automatically to the email used to make the donation. All other donation receipts will be sent out at the end of each calendar year unless requested to be sent earlier.
Can I designate my donation for a specific purpose?For contributions to be tax-deductible, IRS has ruled that the charity must maintain full control over how the contribution is used. We will make every reasonable effort to honor designated contributions; However, designations by the contributor are advisory in nature and are not binding. We do not accept contributions whose use is restricted by the donors and limits our ministry’s discretion in the management and disbursement of such contributions.
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Why are you raising funds now since you do not yet have a permanent move date to Philippines?The funds we raise now will be used toward our current monthly expenses and to fund our short-term mission trip in January 2024. Any excess will be saved in prayerful hope that by the time we start our “Partnering Phase,” there will be a reserve or enough monthly support coming in to fund our expenses moving forward. The “Partnering Phase” of our mission is when we will travel for a year around USA and Canada sharing our ministry from church to church to gather support and partnerships through prayer and donations.