Frequently Asked Questions
As missionaries, our focus is on blessing you, not the other way around. Nonetheless, pastors and leaders are always asking how they can help. Here's how...
We make no demands. We follow Christ's admonition to "take no money belt," so all support is deeply appreciated.
We do not accept personal honorariums. Please make all gifts/reimbursements payable to Pentecost Walk.
Transportation: If transportation has not been prearranged with another host, and you would like to cover these expenses directly, we can provide cost information upon request. However, during longer campaigns/prayerwalks, these costs typically spread out to a moderate daily amount, and are recompensed through special love offerings, etc.
Lodging: If lodging has not been prearranged with another host, and you would like to cover these expenses directly, we can provide cost information upon request. PLEASE NOTE: Tom has a health challenge that makes adequate rest essential. For this reason, host-homes are less than ideal; hotel accommodations are preferred. Our mission maintains elite status with Marriott Rewards, who often extend us special "missionary" rates which are very competitive, especially at their value-driven brands (Courtyard, Fairfield Inn, Springhill Suites). Maintaining this status allows us to maximize points within one hotel group, affording us more points to use whenever lodging isn't covered by a host.
Missionary love offerings: In most cases, churches/groups receive a special love-offering for our mission, which is very helpful and much appreciated. We provide offering forms and giving-envelope labels for this purpose (below). We prefer the primary host pastor/leader receive this special offering on our behalf, immediately after we've shared, so folks know-and-remember what they're sowing into. Checks should be made payable to Pentecost Walk. (All donors receive year-end tax-deductible giving receipts.)
Building relationships: During long campaigns/prayerwalks, our first meeting with fellow under-shepherds is often a blur. We welcome the opportunity to return and build upon these new friendships. There is no greater treasure. "How good and pleasant it is..."