When we say “Around the World Shop” or Help people around the world care for their families we are not just inflating what we do. It is why we do what we do!
Our work is with the poor, disenfranchised, persecuted, disabled and unemployed where ever we encounter them and see a way to make a difference.
We have goods in our store from over 30 countries (I think it is closer to 40) including partners in the United States. With the rise of Nationalism all over the world we want to be sensitive to the plight of the poor in the USA as well. We do not believe it is just the Governments job to respond we believe it is our job to reach out. We are in conversations with additional groups in the USA to see if we can partner and create income opportunities with them.
Recently, I began conversations with a new partner who is working with Refugees in Iraq. Folks who have been uprooted because of ISIS. I am so excited to be able to help them with the distribution of their products. But that takes upfront funds to help them with raw materials, salaries and shipping.
We have begun a new Scrip (Gift Card) program that once fully operating with many participating will generate thousands of dollars back into our ministries each month.
We have ideas and dreams to engage more partners and retail outlets to expand the income potential of our Livelihood Groups.
We have had 2 additional malls approach us about pop-up shops in their mall this holiday season which we are looking into and weighing what it will take to make this happen.
All that said we need some quick help! Right now, we are needing about $10,000 for our 2019 projects! We have been working to expand our impact and influence and we need your help to make it happen. We have been laying the foundation to create opportunities to employ more folks and start new work. We have order product for our stores and time in the states this summer and fall. I had hoped that sales would have been better and cost would have been less but we are still learning and trying to figure this all out. The bottom line is I do not have the funds to pay salaries for our workers, for raw materials and for products we have asked other companies to create for us later this month. We have personally stretched our own finances as far as we can. I am sure that once we are again sharing the story and traveling to our partner churches we will see the cash flow turn around. But until then, we need God’s intervention and your help!
- Would you pray for us and about this need?
- Would you consider a one-time or regular gift to help with our investment expenses?
$10,000 seems like a great deal of money and it is but last year during our holiday season we sold over $50,000 in sales so I know we will get back what we have invested.
Additionally, Marketplace Manna became a nonprofit company this spring and so donations are tax deductible as well.
I believe that we are at the beginning of some amazing ministry partnerships and opportunities. I believe that the financial issues are one way the enemy keeps us focused on the problems and not the possibilities. My entire life has been lived by faith, that is trusting God as I have never had a great deal of extra money waiting to be spent, so I know God will provide. I also know that God’s people can’t respond if they do not know the need. So. I am sharing this with you.
Thanks for your prayers and if you are able your gift!
To give go online at marketplacemanna.biz click on the “Give Link”
Or mail a check to Marketplace Manna 1088 Jackson Crossing, Jackson, Mi 49202
Please let me know if you have any additional questions or ideas to help.