What is a monthly donor?
A monthly donor is someone that provides a regular monthly donation through a credit card, bank draft, or check. Monthly donors who support our where-needed-most gifts (general operating dollars) are referred to as Shepherd’s Staff.
Why are monthly partners called Shepherd’s Staff?
A shepherd’s most valuable tool is his staff, his curved stick. He uses the staff in several ways: to protect the sheep from danger or enemies; to guide the sheep towards green pastures and clean water – providing for their needs; and to draw the sheep to himself. The shepherd’s staff serves as an instrument of rescue, of reassurance and of redirection.
At LAMB, we see our monthly donors as the Shepherd’s Staff – instruments Jesus uses to care for His little lambs in Honduras. We see Him using monthly donors – The Shepherd’s Staff – as a resource to protect His little lambs from the enemies of poverty, violence, injustice and hopelessness; to guide them – through spiritual formation and biblical teaching; and to draw them to Himself in love.
What does my monthly donation support?
A Shepherd's Staff donation supports the ministry through where-needed-most gifts (general operating dollars). Through this monthly support, God provides a financial base for the ministry, helping the ministry meet immediate needs on the ground no matter what day, week or month it is.
Is there a minimum monthly commitment to become a Shepherd’s Staff?
No. There is no minimum amount. You can give any amount you feel called to give.
I sponsor a child. Does that mean I am a Shepherd’s Staff?
Those who sponsor a child are such a blessing to LAMB! They provide ongoing support, as well as meaningful and life-changing relationships with our children; however, because their giving is used exclusively in support of the Children’s Home, it cannot be used in other ministry programs. Therefore, they are not considered a Shepherd’s Staff. These are two distinct but equally important forms of monthly partnership.
I currently am a monthly giver. How can I still support the campaign?
There are many ways to still support the campaign even if you are a Shepherd’s Staff. Perhaps you feel called to increase your monthly gift, and if so, please email Trina Clayton at trinaclayton.
[email protected] and she will be happy to help. Another way to support the campaign is through prayer. Our goal is to secure an additional $10,000/monthly. We could use as many prayers as we can to reach this bold goal!