I was sent as a missionary from the . to Spain in 1991. THe church that sent me had no resourses and there was no ecconomic support at all. we just knew it was Gods will. I was able to establish two congreations at that time as a full time minister. I have been working in the ministry ever since and 20 years ago I relocated to a small spanish town where I have served the local churches and missions in India. I have just taken over the pastoral role of the church where we have been members for the last 11 years. The church is small and has a commitment to pay rent for the building where we meet. I would not even expect the church to pay me a wage at this point in time. I am working to support my family, I would love to be a full time missionary again and I am investigating ways to raise funds so I can be free to serve Gods people full time.
Thank you so much for your advice.
No one will pay you anyway. Novelist Neil Gaiman says people come up to every author with the same offer (which he always politely rejects): “They’ll tell you the Idea (the hard bit), you write it down and turn it into a novel (the easy bit), the two of you can split the money fifty-fifty.” Business ideas are similarly unsellable. As investor Tim Berry says , “The way real people with real ideas get value from them is by building a company to implement those ideas.” Unless the Patent Office will let you register it, it’s worthless. So don’t hand your idea to an expert like you’re whispering into a college grad’s ear, “One word: Plastics.” Just get it out there, and if the experts want it, they’ll find it.