Virtual Offering Plate

Taking a free-will offeringGod's people have a tradition of passing the offering plate to give towards the work of the Kingdom of God and provide for the work of ministry.

Please give as God has blessed you. "Not grudgingly, nor of necessity, for God loves a cheerful giver." This is between you and God. If you can't give monetarily this time around, give your heart to God in a special way in prayer. This isn't about money, but about thankfulness.

If you aren't able to give right now please don't feel guilty! Your first obligation is to give to your local church, not to any other ministry. These Bible studies are offered free of charge so that you can learn without any barriers or obligations.

If you're from a third world country and find it impossible to give online, no problem. Please give something to the poor where you are as an offering to the Lord. That will be a blessing to them and to the Lord's heart.

Why should you give? Your donations to Joyful Heart Renewal Ministries make it possible for us to continue to provide online Bible studies for participants around the world. Thank you for your thoughtfulness. In addition consider two Scripture passages:

  • "The laborer is worthy of his hire" (Luke 10:7)
  • "Anyone who receives instruction in the word must share all good things with his instructor" (Galatians 6:6).

Your donations are not tax-deductible. At this point income from this ministry hasn't been enough to warrant the paperwork and expense involved in setting up a non-profit organization, but be assured that you donations go toward meeting the expenses of the work of the Lord through this ministry.


You may make donations by check to:

Dr. Ralph F. Wilson
Joyful Heart Renewal Ministries
P.O. Box 565
Loomis, California 95650, USA

ZelleYou can use Zelle in the USA to transfer funds into my bank account from your local bank or credit union account. This is free for you. Once you set it up with your bank, I've found this to be a fast and efficient way to send money within the USA.
My Zelle account is: Ralph Wilson,  (But please also send me an e-mail so I can thank you. Zelle only tells me your name, not your e-mail.)

Or you can make an offering via credit card or PayPal online on our secure server. This works quite well for givers outside the USA. Our online system goes through Joyful Heart Renewal Ministries. (Note: though PayPal handles my credit card payments, you do not need to be a PayPal member to give this way. They will take your credit card.)

For international transfer of larger amounts, I've found that Western Union from the sender's debit card to the receiver's bank account is relatively economical. Of course, international bank transfers can be made via SWIFT, but since both the sender's and receiver's banks tend to charge about $20 to $25 USD each, I've found that other approaches are best for most purposes.

Thank you for your donation.

In Christ,
Pastor Ralph F. Wilson
Director, Joyful Heart Renewal Ministries

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