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What is the financial perspective of LookUp Ministries?

LookUp Ministries is a 501(c)(3) organization that is primarily intended to spread the gospel through the means of cell phone and text message technology.  LookUp Ministries receives funding from two primary sources: participants’ payments for text messaging costs, and charitable donations.  Since our operational expenses are relatively small, it is foreseeable that donations coming into the ministry will exceed our direct operational needs.  With the best possible stewardship in mind, the use of any overflow of financial resources will be based on the following principle from James 1:27—“Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

To help clarify the heart and intent of this ministry, let me explain that as founder and president I do not intend to receive any financial compensation from this ministry; this is also true for those who are on the board of directors.  We have made this commitment to ensure that personal financial gain never pollutes the purpose or vision of the ministry: to spread the gospel of Jesus Christ and “to look after orphans and widows in their distress.”  With this in mind, below is an explanation of our general financial perspective:
    • First, we will undertake a financial assessment of the ongoing needs of the ministry.  After an evaluation of the need for expansion of staff, facilities, equipment, and a reserve for potential shortfalls, we will set aside monies for these projected needs.  

    • Beyond providing for the financial needs to sustain our ministry operations, it is our intention to distribute additional resources to the following types of non-profit organizations:

      75% of the remaining profits will be given to world-oriented charities that support the hungry, widows and orphans. World Vision is an example of such an organization.

      The remaining 25% will go to support churches and organizations within the United States that minister to the poor.  This may include, but is not limited to, Soup Kitchens, Rescue Missions and individual churches.

The evaluation and direction of charitable gifts will be the responsibility of the board of directors in cooperation with the founder and president.

The evaluation and direction of charitable gifts will be the responsibility of the board of directors. As funds are delivered to these organizations we will make that information available on the website.

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