Q How is Africa Ministry Partners organized?
A AMP is a nonprofit corporation in California. The primary mission of the organization is to provide direct aid to carefully selected ministries in Africa (and particularly Zambia, Rwanda, and the DR Congo) that are engaged in Jesus-centric ministry to the poor. The organization is governed by a three-person board of directors comprised of a Chairperson, Secretary, and Treasurer.
Q Why Zambia, Rwanda, and the DR Congo?
A Several reasons. (1) The needs are great. Zambia and the DR Congo are two of the least developed nations in the world and poverty is widespread in spite of great potential. Rwanda is on the verge of becoming a middle income country but it’s still healing from the 1994 genocide against the Tutsis. (2) We just love these places and their people.
Q How much of the gift actually gets to the ministry?
A Ninety percent of the gift goes to ministries in Africa (and wire transfer fees). The remaining ten percent is used for overhead costs such as travel expenses to, from, and within Zambia. If a project becomes fully funded, gifts toward it may be redirected at the discretion of the board of directors to other projects mentioned on the website.
Q Are my gifts tax deductible?
A Yes. Africa Ministry Partners is a 501(c)(3) organization and has been recognized by the IRS as tax-exempt (ID #31954).
Q Is my financial data secure?
A Yes. Africa Ministry Partners does not store financial information such as credit card numbers but we rely on Stripe and MoonClerk to collect and process payments using encryption and industry-standard AES-256 protocols for protecting confidential data.
Q Can you tell me something about the AMP founder?
A Originally from Vancouver, Canada, Rory Randall has lived in the Pasadena area of Southern California since 1986. He has an M.Div. and Th.M. degrees from Fuller Theological Seminary and finished a Ph.D. in Renewal Studies from Regent University in 2015. He has taught biblical studies at Azusa Pacific University (near Los Angeles, CA), the Theological College of Central Africa (Ndola, Zambia), Life Pacific College (San Dimas, CA), and theology at Kaniki Bible University College (Ndola, Zambia). His ninth trip to Zambia and first visits to Rwanda and the DR Congo were in March, 2019.