At LAMB, we see our monthly donors as the Shepherd’s Staff – instruments Jesus uses to care for His little lambs in Honduras. We see Him using monthly partners – The Shepherd’s Staff – to protect His little lambs from the enemies of poverty, violence, injustice, and hopelessness; to guide them through spiritual formation and bible teaching; and to draw them to Himself in love.
Is God calling you to be a Shepherd’s Staff?
Q&A – Shepherd’s Staff
What is a monthly donor?
A monthly donor is someone that provides a regular monthly donation through a credit card, bank draft, or check. Monthly donors who support our where-needed-most gifts (general operating dollars) are referred to as Shepherd’s Staff.
Why are monthly partners called Shepherd’s Staff?
A shepherd’s most valuable tool is his staff, his curved stick. He uses the staff in several ways: to protect the sheep from danger or enemies; to guide the sheep towards green pastures and clean water – providing for their needs; and to draw the sheep to himself. The shepherd’s staff serves as an instrument of rescue, of reassurance and of redirection.
At LAMB, we see our monthly donors as the Shepherd’s Staff – instruments Jesus uses to care for His little lambs in Honduras. We see Him using monthly donors – The Shepherd’s Staff – as a resource to protect His little lambs from the enemies of poverty, violence, injustice and hopelessness; to guide them – through spiritual formation and biblical teaching; and to draw them to Himself in love.
What does my monthly donation support?
A Shepherd’s Staff donation supports the ministry through where-needed-most gifts (general operating dollars). Through this monthly support, God provides a financial base for the ministry, helping the ministry meet immediate needs on the ground no matter what day, week or month it is.
Is there a minimum monthly commitment to become a Shepherd’s Staff?
No. There is no minimum amount. You can give any amount you feel called to give.
I sponsor a child. Does that mean I am a Shepherd’s Staff?
Those who sponsor a child are such a blessing to LAMB! They provide ongoing support, as well as meaningful and life-changing relationships with our children; however, because their giving is used exclusively in support of the Children’s Home, it cannot be used in other ministry programs. Therefore, they are not considered a Shepherd’s Staff. These are two distinct but equally important forms of monthly partnership.
I currently am a monthly giver. How can I still support the campaign?
There are many ways to still support the campaign even if you are a Shepherd’s Staff. Perhaps you feel called to increase your monthly gift, and if so, please email Trina Clayton at trinaclayton.
firstname.lastname@example.org and she will be happy to help. Another way to support the campaign is through prayer. Our goal is to secure an additional $10,000/monthly. We could use as many prayers as we can to reach this bold goal!
Lastly, please share this campaign with others by forwarding our emails, social media posts and word of mouth.
How long have monthly donors been partnering with LAMB, and why is there a need for more?
We are so grateful for our monthly donors, some of whom have been partnering with us since LAMB was founded in 1999. Right now, about half of what we need to send to Honduras each month comes in through monthly partnerships. Since the ministry has grown and the needs continue to grow, it is our goal to secure an additional $10,000/monthly during this campaign to help provide for unexpected and sometimes extraordinary medical costs, major maintenance expenses, as well as aiding current programs to flourish, and God willing, be able to serve even more in the future.
How would I modify, or cancel my monthly commitment?
We are aware that people give as God calls them; as they are able, and sometimes for a season. If you need to increase/decrease or cancel your monthly partnership, please contact our Accounting department (Trina Clayton 843-442-9306 ext. 4), and we will be glad to assist you.
Is this tax-deductible?
Yes. LAMB is a 501 (c)(3) organization and all gifts are tax-deductible.
I am ready to become a Shepherd’s Staff. How do I sign up?
Simply follow the giving link on this page to set up your gift. You will receive a confirmation email. If you have any trouble or need help please don’t hesitate to call us at 843-442-9306.