‘Mind the Gap’ opens donations online
Sponsor delegates from around the world for Boundless 2015
Launched in July 2013, “Mind the Gap” aims to raise the funds to bring 1,500 Salvationists from developing countries to London for Boundless 2015, and you can now donate online.
General André Cox set the challenge to help ensure that all 126 Salvation Army countries are represented at The Salvation Army’s international congress.
“It will be truly wonderful to see the embodiment of the boundless love of God as peoples from all nations are able to assemble here in London,” Cox said. “Thank you for all that you will do to ensure as many delegates as possible from all over the world are able to attend.”
International Headquarters estimates a $3,400 cost per delegate, including a flight, visa, passport, accommodation, meals, five-day congress ticket and a travelcard for in-country transportation.
“We need your help to make this sponsorship program happen,” said Louise Rutterford, delegate affairs and volunteer coordinator at the International Congress Office. “Any donation, no matter the amount, will help.”
Bramwel Mutinda Kisilu is a sponsored delegate from Kenya. “It is my prayer that [through the congress] the Lord will develop my witness so that I will bless others as the Army has done to me,” he said.
Margaret Elgin is a sponsored delegate from Guyana in South America. “I look forward to celebrating God’s faithfulness and blessings in the land where The Salvation Army was born,” she said. “I express my sincere thanks for this opportunity.”
Donors who raise more than $500 will be acknowledged on the online Congress Wall of Sponsors.
“Corps have pledged funds from collections and special events, headquarters have raised money by holding themed parties with homemade cakes, people have put on craft classes with class fees going to Mind the Gap,” Rutterford said. “It’s fantastic, but we’ve still got a long way to go to reach the target set by the General. We need people to get involved as soon as possible.”