Mustard Seed Project


“What shall we say the kingdom of God is like, or what parable shall we use to describe it? It is like a mustard seed, which is the smallest of all seeds on earth.” —Mark 4:30-31

coffeeImagine light and power supplied to an entire village—no, to a whole host of villages—by a single cup of coffee. Now imagine that it’s your cup of coffee

During my most recent trip to India, I met with Pastor Richard, a long-time friend and ministry partner whom we have mentioned to you over the years.  Based in the city of Madurai, Richard works with over 300 pastors who labor to bring the light and power of Christ to southern India’s poorest areas.  Many of these pastors do so without financial support and are barely able to provide for themselves, their families, or their ministry work.

I told Pastor Richard that many of our friends would love to help support some of these faithful servants if they could. I asked him how much would provide for a pastor’s very basic monthly needs. His answer stunned me: $40.  Forty bucks!  For less than the price of a daily cup of Starbucks coffee you can help support a full-time worker in the Kingdom harvest field!  And this is what the Mustard Seed Project is all about.

Here’s how it works:

From among the 300 pastors he works with, Pastor Richard has carefully selected 50 of the neediest.  When you become a sponsor by committing to at least one year of support ($40 each month or a single gift of $480), we will send you information about your pastor and his ministry.  Each month Burning Bush will send your $40 through Pastor Richard to your sponsored pastor.  Pastor Richard will make sure that your pastor receives every dollar you send and will help your pastor stay accountable for his life and ministry.  You can communicate directly with your pastor if you choose, but Burning Bush will disburse the financial support.  Your gifts to the Mustard Seed Project are tax-deductible, and you may renew your commitment each year if you like.

IndiaThe cool thing is that these pastors are already serving in the harvest field.  These are men of proven integrity and commitment, workers who have already committed their lives to the church and to the Gospel of Jesus Christ.  They are God’s faithful servants!

Please join us! You can send a check, use Paypal, your credit card, or set up regular monthly gifts through your bank’s bill pay feature.  If you do use your credit card please let us know by email ( that your gift is for the Mustard Seed Project. If you use bill pay please write “Mustard Seed Project” in the memo or account field. Gifts to the Mustard Seed Project are tax-deductible.

Please take hold of this extraordinary opportunity to advance the Kingdom of God!  Sponsor a pastor—or two or three or more—today!  Then enjoy that coffee.

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Burning Bush Ministries
PO Box 7233
Salem, OR 97303

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