Gifting

CLICK HERE to donate online.

All donations are 100% tax deductible if sent through City Bible Church.  You can donate online or by check.

Online Donations:

  • Once you’re at the donation website click on the Missions (the third option down).  Click on the next drop down menu for a list of Missionaries, and select “Nicaragua-Stearns”

To send a check

please write the check out to City Bible Church, and put a sticky note that says “Missions-Mark and Jenni Stearns” on it,

  • or in the memo line write Nicaragua (NOT our names).

Mail the check to City Bible Church, 9200 NE Fremont St. Portland, Oregon 97220

Thank you so much for your support!

Financial Information

The financial part is always the hardest to talk about.  However, in our desire to be completely open, we have decided to share our projected budget with you.  Hopefully I can do this in a way that is easily understandable…

Reoccurring Expenses:

Every 10 years:

  • Adult passport renewal (2)-$220.00
  • Passport Photos (2)-$20.00

Total: $240.00

Monthly costs: $2.00

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Every 5 years:

  • Child passport renewal (2)-$210.00
  • Photos for passports (2)-$20.00
  • Battery backup for computer-$150.00

Total: $380.00

Total Monthly: $6.33

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Every two Years:

  • Airfare for 4 (we plan on coming home for a couple of months every 2-3 years): $3200.00
  • Computer: $800.00

Total: $4000.00

Total monthly: $166.66

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Yearly:

  • School Supplies: $50.00
  • Family outings (we have to leave the country every 6 months for 3 days to renew our visas) : $400.00
  • Navy Reserve Uniform: $100.00

Total: $550.00
Total Monthly: $45.84

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Every Six Months:

  • Entry Fee (Visa Renewal) $30.00

Total: $30.00                                                                                                                                                 Total monthly: $5.00

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Monthly: 

  • Entry Fee for Mark: $10.00
  • Propane: $40.00
  • Phones: $100.00
  • Insurance (Car): $10.00
  • Gasoline: $300.00
  • Car Maintenance: $100.00
  • Emergency Airfare: $100.00
  • Health Insurance: $197.50
  • Dental: $ 80.00
  • Copay: $35.00
  • Food: $300.00
  • Toiletries: $20.00
  • Cleaning Supplies: $10.00
  • Misc: $20.00
  • Clothing: $25.00
  • Utilities: $200.00
  • Cleaning Help: $25.00
  • School Tuition: $661.00
  • Dates/Eating out: $30.00
  • Flight for Navy Reserves: $500.00

Total: $2763.50

Total Monthly Costs: $2989.33

Annual Need: $35871.96

Income:

  • Naval Reserve Pay: $650/month
  • Annual drill pay (for two week Navy period): ~$2500.00 (exact amount depends on actual number of days)

Approx. Annual Income from Navy: $10300

ONE TIME COSTS

-20,000 Truck

-7000 (moving expenses, 6000 for shipping the truck and some household goods and 1000 for gas/food driving to Houston for shipping)

-5160 Tate’s enrollment and first year tuition at Nicaragua Christian Academy

-6000 House set up costs and flights (we are going to need furniture for our living room, a refrigerator, range and washer as well as kitchen items.  We are shipping as much as we can)

-2000 Diesel production equipment for Vocational Training School

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