frequently asked questions

When do I receive my funds?

We process payments on a monthly basis and make deposits into your checking account on the 15th of every month. Project deposits are made when requested by the missionary.

How often do I get updated on who gave to me?

We send monthly reports of the contributions that are processed, which you can expect to receive via email around the 7th of each month showing all donations for the month prior.

Can my donors write checks to me?

Yes! Please have your donors write out their checks to “FIRE International” and place your name in the memo line of the check. Checks should be mailed to:
FIRE International, P.O. Box 5306, Concord, NC 28027

Does FIRE International have any fees?

Yes, FIRE International has a 10% administration fee for all donations. The 10% allows us to have the services in place to do all that we do for the missionaries and their contributors.

Am I able to join FIRE International if I am not a US citizen?

FIRE International is a foreign mission’s sending agency and accepts applications only from U.S. citizens. Applicants, when approved for membership are subject to all applicable U.S. labor laws and must be eligible for employment based on the laws of the United States. We do accept foreign nationals as associates.

Will my donors receive an end of the year tax contribution statement?

Yes! We mail out contribution statements twice a year in January and July to all donors. In addition, our SubSplash donor software allows for the donor to access their giving report.

Does FIRE International have an application fee?

Yes, we have a one-time application fee of $25 that is paid when you submit an application.

What about taxes?

Our missionaries are employees of FIRE International, we DO NOT give 1099’s, INSTEAD our missionaries submit their monthly expenses thus enabling them to minimize their taxable income. Keep track (with documentation) of your ministry expenses so you can claim them each month. We provide W-2’s for your tax records.

How can I prepare for the mission field?

Many opportunities are available in a variety of settings to learn about mission work. Your local church, Christian Bible schools, colleges, and universities, through mission books and other types of study materials. While obtaining a degree is a good goal, becoming a life-long learner who is hungry to grow in your understanding of God’s World, the people of the world, and Christ’s Great Commission cause is vital to mission work.

Can I use crowd funding like PayPal and GoFundMe to raise support?

There are a variety of giving websites and services available these days. FIRE International functions just like these sites, so they are not needed when you join us! We offer many ways to give – via our App, checks, bank drafts, credit cards, and simple, clickable online giving and receipting. FIRE International has the added benefit of providing all of our donors a tax deduction for their contributions.

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