Hey church friends, I would really appreciate it if you could take a look at the info below about my year end fundraiser. If church isn’t your thing, feel free to just skip this. If you are curious and do decide to keep reading you can think of this fundraiser as me “crowd funding” my job.
I often describe my job title as being a “Punk Monk.”
I’m on staff with GOHOP (Greater Ontario House Of Prayer), a new monastic ministry connected to the world wide movement of 24-7 Prayer. We aren’t a monastery but we do live a community life dedicated to the monastic rhythms of prayer & service. That covers the monkish part of the job but what about the punkish part? For me, punk music is all about creativity with a strong DIY (Do It Yourself) ethic. I think of prayer in that same way. We can learn to play creatively with prayer as a way to connect more deeply with our maker and each other. For me this permission to play with prayer is very punk!
The other DIY part of my job is that I have to raise my own support. Believe it or not but being a Punk Monk is my family’s primary source of income. I’m 1 year into this crazy adventure and I have been able to raise all of the money I have needed up until the end of October. I’m now trying to fund-raise an additional $3000 before the end of 2021.
Some people who have helped me so far have donated $5 and others have donated $300 (as well as everything in between). I have even had a few donations over $1000. I am so grateful for all this generosity and it has convinced me that God is going to use a diverse group of people to help me finish my first year at GOHOP strong. Would you please consider making a donation towards my support? Any amount is much appreciated.
GOHOP is a registered Canadian charity,
and all donations are tax deductible.
If you would like to make a donation by cheque
scroll to the bottom of this page to find out how.
I think it is really important when talking about money to be 100% transparent. If you would like to find out more about my job (including what I get paid) you can find all that info here: https://randellneudorf.com/gohop/
Any money raised above the goal for this fundraiser will help create a buffer for my ongoing fundraising efforts in the new year.
Thanks so much for taking the time to consider partnering with me on my Punk Monk journey. I also have an e-newsletter that I send out about 4 times a year. Email me if you would like to be added to that list: firstname.lastname@example.org
Grace & Peace to you!
Randell (Randy) Neudorf
How to send a donation by Cheque:
- Make cheques payable to “GOHOP”
- Important: Do not write names on the memo line (or anywhere else) on the cheque. Revenue Canada disallows the use of cheques with allocations written on them for charitable donations.
- Please attach a letter or post-it note indicating how you desire the funds be allocated. It just needs to say something like “GOHOP Support for Randell Neudorf.” Be sure to include your contact info as well to receive a tax receipt.
- Mail your cheques & note to:
GOHOP, Box 57022, Jackson Square, Hamilton, ON L8P 4W9
You are also welcome to hand your cheques in directly to me if you would like.