Q: Do you accept donations and what is the money spent on?
A: Donations are welcome to further the Good News of the coming Kingdom of Yahweh and His Son, Yahshua the Messiah and King of kings. This is done at Yahweh’s Assembly in Yahshua (YAIY) via mini-studies, booklets, audio CDs, video DVDs, and a bi-monthly magazine called the YAIY Beacon.
Newsletters such as the YAIY News, Sister’s For Yah and Kid’s For Yah are sent out monthly; Websites by the same names have been built, are being maintained and a new one called, Teens For Yah has just been released in 2011.
All of these, along with the New Moon Report website, are tools to proclaim Yahweh’s Word to keep brethren and co-workers informed. A new Bible Correspondence Course is now available both online and in hardcopy form. Our Revealing The Truth telecast is a weekly program that has started to go out to numerous cable stations for viewing. Some of these local stations have viewers surpassing 600,000.
New radio broadcasts based on the Revealing The Truth telecasts have been made and are now being heard on both the east and west coasts, while the video versions are being shown across the United States. A number of the stations also have viewership and listeners in other countries via the Internet.
Donations in the form of monetary offerings and regular tithes also help pay for equipment, maintenance, heating & electric, not to mention all the postage and packaging to send out available study materials. We are receiving more and more requests from overseas, possibly due to the increase of foreign translations from YAIY being posted in our Foreign Translations section online.
Q: Do your ministers receive salaries?
A: Many “Churches” have salaried ministers. However, none of the speakers or writers of YAIY receive compensation or funds whatsoever for those things (such as writings for the Bible Correspondence Courses, YAIY Beacon, mini-studies, booklets, or any speakers for Sabbath Services or the Revealing The Truth telecast); this includes all deacons and elders. They all have regular jobs of their own and even tithe and give regular offerings of their increase.
In the daily office operations there are only a handful of workers, none of whom receive salary, but do receive an hourly wage. There are in-house materials that require skilled pre-press, press, and collating skills. There is editing done to all media and then dubbing of masters which is a regular activity at YAIY headquarters. Administrative and secretarial work, such as ordering, answering phones/letters, and helping in the other areas, is also done. In all of this, there is no overtime pay, and in fact, many hours are donated to make sure that the monetary donations (which include regular tithes and offerings) go to furthering the work.
Q: Can I send a donation using a credit card?
A: It was decided by YAIY's Board of Directors at the outset that no donations were to be accepted using a credit card. Reasons for doing so is the cost of time to send each to the appropriate credit card company, postage to do so, and the percentage charge the credit company charges for each charge we would accept. This, we feel, would not be using tithes and offerings for Yahweh's work. Besides, one can easily overuse credit cards and become mired in debt.
Q: How do I send in a donation, can I send cash?
A: Please do not send cash through the mail, but rather a check or
money order made out to “YAIY.” You can, alternatively, send a donation through the PayPal link below. Many have Paypal accounts directly linked with checking and saving accounts and it has proven to be very secure and an easy way of sending an offering to further the work of Yahweh.