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) 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?
A Two reasons. (1) The needs are great. Zambia is one of the least developed nations in the world and poverty is widespread. (2) We just love Zambia and its 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 eighth trip to Zambia was in January, 2017.