"Therefore go and make disciples of all nations...." Matthew 28:19
Did you know the great commission is rich in meaning? What does it mean to make a disciple? I grew up thinking this verse was only talking about telling people about Jesus. But to be a disciple means to follow a teacher, and in my case I follow Jesus. But I can't just tell someone who Jesus is and walk away thinking they're now a disciple. You have be love, and forgiveness and a living sacrifice. You have to show up and keep pushing forward. You have to teach them who Jesus is…
Here at The Archibald Project we believe we're making disciples amongst the nations. We believe, that through our work, we're teaching and inspiring others to take care of the orphan, which is what James 1:27 says is pure and undefiled religion. We believe our media inspires people to live selfless lives caring for the forgotten and abandoned.
And…We’re MOVING to UGANDA!
This December, with a few bags in tow, we will board a oneway, Boeing 777 headed east. That’s right my friends, we are quitting our day jobs and taking The Archibald Project full time! Up until this point, my wife and I have been working full time jobs while pouring our hearts and souls into T.A.P. We believe with all of our hearts that God is using our media to impact people into action and therefore our media is directly affecting the amount of orphans in the world. We believe this because we have seen it to be true.
We have seen our media directly influence people to adopt, volunteer in orphanages, support children’s education, donate to medical needs and more!
But we can’t do this alone, we need your help! We need to raise $5000 in reoccurring monthly donations and we of course welcome one time donations! All donations are tax deductible!
How can you help?
We’ve come up with a few ways to help make donating to The Archibald Project fun and easy!
1.Adopt The Archibald Project!
Would you please consider ‘adopting’ The Archibald Project as a community group, church, group of friends or family? We would love to send you updates, prayer requests and praises as we follow the Holy Spirit! Will you find a monthly amount, that you are comfortable donating, share with your community group and ask them to do the same? It takes a village you guys, and we’re so excited to enter into this season with you all!
2. Give Up Coffee!
We often spend small amounts of money every day on things like coffee, tea, gum, a muffin, a coke out of the vending machine, etc. Would you pledge giving up one item every week and using that money to fund our mission of serving the fatherless?
3. Host a Wine Night/Dinner Party!
If you like entertaining, you’ll love this idea! Since we’re going to the nations, pick your favorite culture and host an evening around that country! Cook a traditional meal, plan out questions and topics of conversation to help the evening center around the orphan crisis. We need conversations happening. We need people who care about orphans talking to their friends and family about what is going on around the world and in our own backyard! After your meal, or wine and cheese, play a few movies from The Archibald Project, pray for us as a group and ask your friends to help you donate towards our mission!
4. Monthly Donations!
Please consider setting up a monthly, reoccurring donation. We only need $5000 in monthly donations. Everyone can play a part, from $10 a month to $500 a month, all donations are welcomed and deeply needed! If you’ve been impacted by our media or understand the importance of our storytelling, would you please consider donating monthly?!
5. One Time Donation!
We love one time donations! If you feel led to donate, but can’t commit for 12 months, please consider donating a one time gift. Our mission is big and we need your help!
We can’t thank you enough for supporting us thus far and for believing in our mission. We know that together, we can all make a difference in the lives of orphans. Some people are called to go, some are called to pray and others are called to provide financially. All three are equally important, and all three are ways we can EACH serve. Thank you for your service!
Whitney and Nick Runyon
co-founders of The Archibald Project