Supporting The Melvilles’ Financially

This page will tell you a little about how our finances work and how to support us.  If you do send a one off gift or set up monthly support,  however small, we will send you a thank you. If you do not receive a thank you, please let us know. With many missionaries to administer, sometimes money gets lost or put in the wrong account!

Action International, the missionary organization we are working through to go to Zambia, does not finance us. We have to raise all the financial support ourselves. The Action office provides us with logistics support, management of the finances and accountability.

If you would like to give to this ministry from the USA, please make checks out to Action International Ministries and note the memo account Melville. All gifts are used as designated and receipted for tax purposes. Send the check to:

             Action International Ministries,
             P.O. Box 398,
             Mountlake Terrace,
             WA 98043, USA.

You can also give with a credit card by clicking here

If you would like to give to this ministry from the UK, please make cheques payable to Action International Ministries and add a note stating clearly that it is for the Melvilles’. All gifts are used as designated and receipted for tax purposes. Send the cheque to:


             Action UK
             P.O. Box 144,
             Wallasey,
             Wirral

To contact us: email melvilles2zambia@melvillesworld.com

Website: http://www.melvillesworld.com/zambia

Children being taught in Sunday School. This church meets at a school. There is no glass in the windows.

If you would like to give to this ministry, please make checks/cheques out to Action International Ministries and note the memo account Melville.  All gifts are used as designated and receipted for tax purposes.

Action International Ministries, P.O. Box 398, Mountlake Terrace, WA 98043, USA

Or P.O. Box 144, Wallasey, Wirral CH44 5WE, UK 

We have added an FAQ to our web site. Go take a look and ask us the questions by email that you would like to have seen answered and we will add them. Click here or on the Globe above.

 

             CH44 5WE, UK

It takes  while for us to be notified of your gift, so apologies in advance for the delay in the thank you but we will acknowledge all gifts. Please do contact us if you do not receive a personal thank you from us as it probably means the donation got lost, or went to another missionary by mistake!


The way it works when we reach Zambia is that all the support for all the missionaries gets sent through to a bank account for which is managed by the field leader. We then receive the money as needed. This saves a lot o bank chares that would be incurred if we all had individual accounts.


What are our support needs?

We have two main areas we need to raise support for, our set up costs, and our monthly living costs. It is to costly to ship a container out with our household goods, so we have to purchase everything we can’t take in our luggage when we get there. That is pretty much everything!

The setup costs include things such:

Monthly costs include some regular costs such as:
Rent, Food, Phone, Internet, Household, Utilities etc
And, some less expected ones such as:
USA tax, Zambian tax, Guards, House worker, Medical cover,  etc

Yes, even though we are in Zambia doing voluntary we are required to pay some basic taxes in both our country of residence and Zambia.

Zambia is a very poor country and westerners are expected to pay for at least one house worker to support the local people. We would be labeled as selfish and it would make our ministry hard if we did not support the local people.

While Zambia is not a violent country, it is very poor with many families struggling to make ends meet. In such a climate, people do desperate things. Our house has an electric fence, a guard dog and a guard. One missionary who did not have guards was robbed at gun point unlocking her gate on evening, so having a guard significantly reduces the chance of being robbed outside or inside the property. The guard also does work in the yard / garden.

The medical system is very basic and for any hospital care or emergencies we will have to be airlifted to South Africa, this adds to the monthly costs but is necessary in a developing country.

For both of these do pray for our safety.