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United World Mission
2020 Year-End Giving

Please consider these special projects.

Support Uganda: Tools & Bible Project

We have an opportunity to come alongside and partner with churches in northern Uganda to equip missionaries going out from Uganda to unreached peoples. But COVID-19 lockdowns have closed churches and locust infestations have devastated the economy. Our goal is to raise $50,000 to provide believers with agricultural tools to increase food security as well as Bibles in the local language to support discipleship.

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Support The Congo Initiative: Tech Project

We have an opportunity to support a major technology project at the Christian Bilingual University of Congo (UCBC). The global pandemic has created a critical need for online learning. Our goal is to raise $27,000 to enable UCBC to purchase the necessary equipment to significantly increase their capacity for research and collaboration as well as to enable the university to deliver courses online.

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To learn more about the Uganda project, join us for a virtual event on Tuesday, December 1st from 12-1 pm EST

Our featured guest, Bishop Alfred Olwa, will share about the opportunity to come alongside his churches in Northern Uganda.

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It is only through the grace of God and the faithful giving of generous people worldwide that United World Mission is able to continue supporting missionaries all over the world.

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It is only through the grace of God and the faithful giving of generous people worldwide that United World Mission is able to continue equipping leaders, establishing churches, and engaging in holistic ministry.

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Overseas Council
2020 Year-End Giving

Please consider these special projects.

Support the
OC Global Leadership Fund

We're boldly confronting the challenge that 9 out of 10 churches in the world are led by men and women with little to no ministry training. Your gift to our undesignated fund will help ensure that ministry education is accessible to pastors and Christian leaders who need it most.

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Support Life-Changing Scholarships

Your gift will help provide scholarships for emerging leaders who have the greatest promise and the greatest need. Your gift’s impact will multiply as students graduate, go on to start new churches, begin equipping leaders, and multiplying disciples.

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To learn more about the Global Leadership Challenge, join us for a virtual event on Thursday, December 3rd from 12-1 pm EST. Our featured guest, Dr. Todd Johnson of Gordon Conwell, will share his research on this issue.

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Support Overseas Council

Overseas Council is a ministry of United World Mission, dedicated to equipping leaders in partnership with seminaries globally. Thank you for partnering with us and seminaries around the world to see churches flourish in every nation with well-equipped local leaders.

Select a project below to donate & support:

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Frequently Asked Questions

Can I give automatically from my checking, savings, or credit card account?

Yes. All of these options are available online or you can mail us a commitment card with your first check to begin automatic giving from your checking or savings account.

How do I make changes to my regularly scheduled donation online?

To make changes to your donation either through credit card or through Electronic Funds Transfer, please log-in to your donation profile and follow these steps:

  1. Enter your email address as your username
  2. Select the tab “Donations”
  3. If your donation does not show up under the Transaction Schedule, with a pending transaction date, widen the date search and click on “Search” again. Only pending transactions can be changed.
  4. Click the “Pencil” icon under “Action” of the pending transaction.
  5. Select “Edit” to change or “cancel” to end.
  6. Update your payment method under “Payment Information”
  7. Click “I understand that I am editing my transaction”
  8. Select “Submit”
  9. Return to the donation tab to review changes.

Note: Changes under the tab “Accounts” do not change the banking or credit card info for the recurring donations already in process. The account section is only used to store the account numbers of various banks you may use.

How do I give by check?

Make your check payable to United World Mission and be sure to include the commitment card or a note with the name of the missionary or project you wish to support and the corresponding account number (if known).

U.S. contributions should be mailed to:
United World Mission
PO Box 602002
Charlotte, NC 28260-2002

Canadian contributions should be mailed to:
United World Mission
Attn: Susan Zerf
PO Box 54024
Oshawa, ON L1H 1A0, Canada

Go Paperless: eReceipts

By selecting our paperless receipt option, you are helping us make every dollar count! Did you know that it costs about $1.00 to mail each receipt? Multiply that by each donation and you can see how it adds up fast.

If you are ready to “go paperless,” please fill out the form above. You have the option to receive your receipt via email, or opt-out of receipts all together. Either way, we will still mail your year-end statement for tax purposes.

Go Paperless: eReceipts

By selecting our paperless receipt option, you are helping us make every dollar count! Did you know that it costs about $1.00 to mail each receipt? Multiply that by each donation and you can see how it adds up fast.

If you are ready to “go paperless,” please fill out the form above. You have the option to receive your receipt via email, or opt-out of receipts all together. Either way, we will still mail your year-end statement for tax purposes.

How can I update my contact information?

You can manage your donor profile on our website by Signing In and updating your contact information under Summary Profile or you can email our Donations Team by clicking here.

Are there fees related to credit card transactions?

Yes, United World Mission charges 3% to the missionary to cover the fees for credit card usage. We encourage donors to consider Electronic Fund Transfers (EFT), which is a direct transfer from your bank account to United World Mission’s account which incurs a smaller fee around $.30 for each transaction.

Are my donations tax-deductible?

Yes. All donations to the ministry of United World Mission and our missionaries are tax-deductible.

Can I give directly to United World Mission’s general fund, which helps UWM better serve churches and missionaries?

Yes. Simply write “General Fund” on a separate note with your check or choose “General Operations” in the designation dropdown list.

You can also donate online though our GIVE page.

How are United World Mission missionaries paid?

UWM depends upon financial partnership with churches and donors that believe in and share in our mission. Our missionaries are required to develop a team of churches and individuals that partner with them to provide their necessary prayer and financial support.

Each month our missionaries receive a set salary that is determined by an analysis of specific cost of living and ministry expense requirements in their context and role. Regardless of fluctuations in the amount of donations received they receive the same salary, provided the funds are available.

Can I give a missionary a personal, or non tax-deductible, gift?

To give a personal, non tax-deductible gift to a missionary at Christmas-time or other special occasions, make your check payable to United World Mission and write “non tax deductible personal gift” on the memo line. Because it is a personal gift for the missionary, you will not receive a donation receipt from United World Mission and you will not be able to claim the gift as a contribution on your income tax return.

Can I give a stock donation?

Yes. We regularly receive stock donations. Please contact us at (704) 357-3355 for our routing and brokerage account information.

 

What percentage of my gift actually goes to the missionary or project?

All missionaries are assessed a 13% administrative fee and projects are assessed a 10% administrative fee.  These administrative fees enable us to provide financial and administrative services to your missionary and strengthen the ministry of United World Mission through missionary mobilization, training, and leadership.

How do I make a Canadian donation/receive a Canadian receipt?

Make Checks Payable to United World Mission – Canada

Canadian contributions should be mailed to:

United World Mission – Canada

Attn: Susan Zerf

PO Box 54024

Oshawa, ON L1H 1A0, Canada

What if my question is not answered here?

If you have any questions or if we can help you further in any way, contact our Donations Team by email or call us at (704) 357-3355 M-F between 8am to 5pm (ET).

Contact Donor Services

Donor Support Team: (704) 357-3355 | donations@uwm.org

Our Commitment to You

We take very seriously our stewardship responsibility of all contributions. As a member of the Evangelical Council on Financial Accountability, we strive to meet the highest standards of financial integrity.  As part of that commitment, we undergo an annual financial audit by a respected outside firm that reports directly to our Board of Directors.

With many alternatives for charitable giving, we seek to earn and keep our donors trust. We also want to serve our donors with excellence as a partner in ministry. We welcome learning how we are doing and how we might improve.

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