There are several ways in which to support Jesus Cross My Heart Ministries:
1.PRAY: We need prayer for health, safely, wisdom, and ability. We need prayer that God will anoint our voices. We need prayer that we will touch lives, plant some seeds, and spread joy. We need prayer for direction and guidance. We NEED PRAYER!
2.INVITE: Invite us to sing or preach at your church, hospital, prison, or event. Give us the opportunity to serve our Risen Savior.
3.TELL: Tell others about our events. Post or share our fliers. Post a link from your wiebsite to our website. Mention us on Social Media. Give out our free CDs; they have our website address on them where people can go to see our schedule of events and contact information. If it's your birthday, any you decide to create a fundraiser for your birthday on Facebook, scroll down and select "Jesus Cross My Heart Ministries" as the charity of your choice; WE ARE ON THE LIST OF NON-PROFITS ON FACEBOOK!
4.ATTEND: Show your support by attending our events. And don't be afraid to clap, whistle, yell, stomp, or say "AMEN".
5.INFORM: Let us know if there is someone we need to minister to. Let us know who we need to pray for. God may be all-knowing, but we aren't.
6.SHOP: Anything you purchase from the Shop on our website goes directly into JCMHM account. We have T-Shirts, books, Christmas Decorations, Christmas Cards, etc. (I promise to get the SHOP set up on the website as soon as possible). Whenever you purchase one of our Books, it also puts money into the ministry account.
7.GIVE: Any money you donate to JCMHM is tax deductible, and we will gladly mail or give you a receipt if you need one. There's more than one way to donate. You can give us cash, you can mail us a check (to Jesus Cross My Heart Ministries, P.O. Box 407, Tok, AK 99780), or you can send money online via Paypal. Any money you send to via Paypal goes into our ministry account. Or, if it's easier for you, you can go to Denali National Bank and tell them you want to make a donation to Jesus Cross My Heart Ministry Account. They will put the money directly in the ministry account.
8.DONATE: We set up a GoFundMe page to help with travel expenses. Any donations to this fund is greatly appreciated! Also, if you could share the site on your social media account, that could help get the word out.
9.PRAY SOME MORE!!!!!!! WE NEED PRAYER!!!!
To help you make your decisions about this ministry, the following is a brief overview of how this ministry was mainly financed in the past...
From the conception of Jesus Cross My Heart Ministries (JCMHM} in 2007 until 2014, Richard was an over-the-road truck driver. His occupation provided the main source of income for JCMHM.
In 2015, JCMHM became a 501(c)3 non-profit corporation. Once that was established, the main source of income for JCMHM was some over-tithing from Rich and Joanie Ware.
In 2016, Richard and Joanie sold Joanie's former home. From the sale of that home, Richard and Joanie were able to deposit a little over $10K into the ministry account for ministry expenses. In September of that year, Richard retired from his over-the-road truck driving job, and Richard and Joanie were able to go on their first ever over-the-road tour in the "Ministry-Mobile".
In Spring and Summer of 2017, during a ministry tour to Alaska, Richard and Joanie felt the calling to move to Alaska and minister to people there. They still don't know why God called them out of a comfortable home in Missouri to continue their ministry in the "last frontier". But rather than ask God to "explain Himself", they opted to simply trust and obey. Specifically, they both felt that God was calling them to Tok, Alaska...where they have now resided since July 2017.
In 2018, Richard and Joanie sold the house in Missouri. This gave them opportunity to deposit more funds into the ministry account, which they did.
So here it is 2019. Ministry Funds are pretty much gone but that's not stopping the Wares! Have credit card, will travel! During the 2019-2020 ministry tour, they plan on preaching and singing in Montana, Florida, Illinois, Missouri, Louisiana, Mississippi, Georgia, and Arizona....not necessarily in that order. All prayers greatly appreciated!
Just a note from Rich & Joanie....The above is just an overview of where our MAIN funding has come from. There have been several donations to our ministry along the way. The largest donation was $400, and the smallest was just a few coins. But we appreciate each and every penny! We are just the "VEHICLE" for taking the love of God (in Word and Song) to all those who will receive us. All who donate are the "FUEL" that helps keep the VEHICLE going. Together, we and you form Jesus Cross My Heart Ministry.
In His Service, Rich & Joanie
Below is a copy of our 501(c)3 determination, a copy of our Alaska Certificate of Incorporation, and a copy of a donation receipt that you can request with any donation to JCMHM:
Click to see the 501(c)3 document
Click to see the Alaska Certificate of Incorporation
Click to see a blank donation receipt