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Child Sponsorship
 
 

1. How much does it cost to sponsor a child?
It depends on the country. Most sponsorships are $25.00 per month.
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2. How do I send in my payment?
Harvest International will send you a statement acknowledging your donation and include a return envelope with the statement, or you can choose to make your donation via PayPal by clicking on the DONATIONS link. Please note: you must include your sponsored child's name.
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3. Can I pick a child to sponsor or is one assigned to me?
We will be happy to assign a child for you to sponsor, or you may request a child and we will do our best to assign that child to you.
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4. Can I pick a country to sponsor a child?
Yes. You can also pick a gender.
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5. Can I write my child?
Yes. However, mail service in the countries we serve is very poor and takes a long time.
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6. Can I send my child gifts in addition to my support?
Yes. Once again, keep in mind that the mail service is very poor in these countries. The easiest gift to send is money since we can transfer funds via email, and your child can have a gift within days instead of weeks. We realize that shopping for a gift is half the joy of providing a gift but delivery services are unreliable at best in third world countries.
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7. Can I visit my child?
Yes. Arrangements can be made for you to visit your child whenever you desire.
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8. Will I receive letters from my sponsored child?
[yet to be answered]
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9. Can I adopt a child?
Yes, but Harvest International is not an adoption agency. We can recommend an agency if you are interested.
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Donations
 
 
1. How much of my donation actually goes to missions?
90%. Harvest International operates on 10% of the gifts made to missions.
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2. Can I make a donation with a credit card?
Yes. From our website click on the DONATIONS link and follow the instructions.
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3. Can I be set up for automatic bank draft?
Yes. Please contact Pam Barrett at Harvest headquarters and let her help you set it up. Her email address is: pam@harvestinternational.org
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4. How can I submit my donation?
You can submit your financial donations via Check, Cash, or Credit Card. Your gifts can be sent directly to our headquarters at: Harvest International, 3711 NE 42nd Lane, Ocala, Florida 34479. They may also be personally dropped of at our headquarters Monday through Friday between the hours of 8am and 5pm.
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5. Can I give a non-cash gift?
Yes. All items/gifts in kind (GIK's) are acceptable.
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6. Are my gifts tax-deductible?
All items/gifts in kind (GIK's) will receive a letter identifying the item donated along with the proper IRS forms to be filled out in order for you to be able to get a tax-deduction.
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7. Will I receive a receipt for tax deduction purposes?
No. We will send you a letter identifying the item donated along with the proper IRS forms for you to file to receive credit for your gift.
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8. Can I take a tax deduction for my time?
No.
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9. If I have any questions regarding my donation, who should I contact?
You can contact Danny Thomas at headquarters to get a response to your donation questions. His email address is: danny@harvestinternational.org
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General Questions
 
 
1. What countries is Harvest involved in?
Cuba, Haiti, India, Kenya, Romania, Uganda, and Ukraine.
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2. Do you send out ministry teams to help in other countries?
Yes. We currently send teams to Haiti, Kenya, Romania, Uganda, and Ukraine.
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3. Do you have teams already scheduled?
Yes. You can find team schedules on our website by clicking on the MISSION TRIPS link.
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4. What team dates are available?
Please visit our website and click on the MISSION TRIPS link.
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5. Can our church/group put together a team?
Yes. As a matter of fact, we encourage church/group teams. You can contact us for further information by email at: danny@harvestinternational.org; visit our website and click on the CONTACT US link; or call us at: 352-622-1818.
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6. What kind of teams are needed?
Some teams are medical in scope, other teams are involved in construction, but all teams are evangelistic in nature.
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7. Is there an application that must be completed?
Yes. Applications can be downloaded from our website from the MISSION TRIPS link. Look for the infobox that says Team Application. Click on the link in the box and an application in PDF format will be displayed. You may also call our office if you would like us to send you multiple copies: 352-622-1818.
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8. What are the costs involved?
Short-term trips start at $800.00 plus airfare.
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9. How long does a team normally stay?
Trips range from nine days to thirty days, but almost all trips are nine days in length.
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10. What about travel arrangements?
We will make all arrangements for each trip but will not make reservations until we receive final approval from the team leader/team member.
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11. Will I need a passport and/or a visa?
A passport is now required for all travel outside of the United States. Visa's are only needed for some countries. Harvest will take care of obtaining Visa's for any team that requires them.
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12. Do I need immunization shots?
Shots are not required in any country that we visit, however, we recommend that you follow the recom- mendations of your personal physician.
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13. Is there an age requirement?
There is no minimum or maximum age. Minors must be accompanied by a family member, teenagers must have parental consent to travel abroad. The team member must be able to care for themselves or have someone who can take care of whatever need they have.
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14. Are there certain skills needed to be able to go on a trip?
No. A willing heart and willing hands is all that is required. There are no special skills required to be a member of any team.
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15. What specific spiritual requirements are needed?
We would like to know about your personal walk with the Lord.
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16. How safe is it to go on a team?
It has been said that "the safest place to be is in the center of God's will for your life." We have been doing teams for over 19 years with a 95% safety record.
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17. If I have a medical condition, can I still go on a team?
As long as your medical condition does not require you to take medication that needs refrigeration, or other conditions that require medical equipment that use electricity you are good to go. We request that you reveal your medical condition on the Team Application so that we will be aware of any issues that may arise.
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18. I've been on a mission trip through Harvest, how can I continue to support this ministry from home?
You can support the ministry financially in one of three ways: 1) support a missionary; 2) sponsor a child through our Child Sponsorship Program (click on link: CHILD SPONSORSHIP); contribute to the Harvest International "general funds."
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19. Besides my financial gifts, what other things can I donate to Harvest?
1) Time in prayer for our missionaries and their families; 2)
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20. Are my gifts tax deductible?
Yes. Harvest International is a non-profit, Christian, Charitable, IRS-approved 501(c)3 organization.
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21. How do I find your most current prayer needs?
Look on our website under the following links: HOME, BLOGS, NEWSLETTERS, and individual country flags.
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22. How long has Harvest International been in existence?
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23. Can I do volunteer work at Harvest?
Yes. We are always looking for help at the office for administrative tasks such as answering the phone and stuffing envelopes.
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24. Are there any positions available for employment at Harvest International headquarters?
We will accept applications from anyone who is interested in applying for a position at our headquarters. However, we are not looking to fill any positions at this time.
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25. What is a blog?
A blog is the shortened way of saying, "web log." Blogs, or blogging, is a fairly recent and extrememly popular addition to Internet communications worldwide. The owner/author of a blog page has the capability of logging or sharing information on their own page by using text, pictures, audio, and visual means. Additionally, there is usually a place given for the readers of the blog to respond, or correspond, on that page.
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26. How will a blog on the Harvest website benefit me?
It will be one of the places on our site where you will be able to keep up in real time with special prayer needs; follow the activities of various ministry teams in other countries; correspond with missionaries and their families; see the latest pictures involving ministry activities.
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27. Can I reply to a blog on the Harvest website?
Yes. Click on the BLOGS link in the upper righthand corner of this website and then click on the blogger of your choice. You can enter your comments under any one of the web logs as listed; plus, you will be able to read the comments from other people who have responded to that log.
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28. Where can I find the blogs on the Harvest website?
Click on the BLOGS link on any page in the upper right hand corner. It will take you to a page giving you the option of clicking on different bloggers at Harvest.
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