What is $5 Mission?
FiveDollarMission is a non-profit ministry bringing free on-the-job Bible training, resources, and help to thousands of national Spanish missionaries. It is made possible with the tax-deductible gifts from ministry partners who cover the $5 monthly production and delivery costs per national missionary.
For more information about the weekly Bible training and resources FiveDollarMission provides, please visit https://about.logoi.org. FiveDollarMission is an integral part of LOGOI Ministries.
Who are national missionaries?
National missionaries are men and women who grew up in their native cultures, speak the language, are already involved in ministries, and support themselves financially via “normal” day jobs. They feel called by God to proclaim the Gospel and minister to particular needs in their communities. They are in need of very practical and ongoing Bible training and help.
How does Five Dollar Mission Work?
The Cost of Traditional International Missionaries
According to the data from missionary sending agencies (such as the Southern Baptist Convention), the average cost to support one (1) international missionary in 2013 was $52,000 a year. That’s $1,000 more than the 2013 median household income in the United States. If the international missionary has a family, the costs can increase by more than 50%.
$52,000 vs. $60
The comparison between a $52,000 traditional international missionary and a $60 per year LOGOI national missionary is dramatic. The difference is $51,940 a year. Consider this: for the cost of one $52,000 missionary, you could support 865 LOGOI national missionaries.
How can it cost only $5 per month…$60 per year?
Traditional international missionaries require support for housing, groceries, travel, insurance, and all the various expenses that go along with their respective lives and ministries. A national missionary, on the other hand, does not receive support from LOGOI for any living or ministry expense. Like the Apostle Paul, they are “tent-makers” meaning they must survive financially and completely cover their own expenses. That’s why almost all of them have full-time regular jobs.
So what happens with the $5 monthly donations?
We take your $5 and turn it into the one thing most of our national missionaries need the most—Bible training. Your $5 become excellent on-the-job Bible training, resources, courses, ideas, and practical advice specifically designed for busy national missionaries. And it is 100% FREE to all of our national missionaries. We deliver it all via the internet in a beautiful package called, “LOGOIgram.” LOGOIgrams are delivered directly to each national missionary's home IP address at least once a week. With each $5 invested, you are directly involved in "equipping God’s people to do His work and build up the church, the body of Christ" (Ephesians 4:12). Not bad for 5 little dollars.
What are Five Dollar Missionaries Doing?
LOGOI’s national missionaries are men and women who love the Lord, who want to be lights in a dark world, and know Jesus really is the answer. Some are planting churches. Some are ministering to widows and orphans and unwed mothers. Some are bringing hope and peace to prisoners. Some are building wells or clinics, or schools. Some are teaching Sunday School or leading a Bible study. Some are deacons and elders in their churches…many are even pastors. As they go about fulfilling their respective “special callings,” they are "helping the other parts [of the body] grow, so that the whole body is healthy and growing and full of love" (Ephesians 4:16).
The Bottom Line
Yes, for $5 a month, you really can support a national missionary. They are doing everything a traditional international missionary is doing, but at a fraction of the cost. What they often lack is the Bible and leadership training traditional missionaries have received. That’s where we come in with our $5 support. And remember, our national missionaries were born and raised there, already speak the language, and are already involved in ministry. They understand their cultures, understand the needs of their communities, are already at work, and can already drink the water.