At the present time LME accepts online donations through PayPal, by bank account (ACH) transfer, and via the PayPal Giving Fund. Choose one of three ways to give by clicking on one of the links below.
Important Information Related to Online Giving
Offerings given for a specific purpose should be designated. Undesignated offerings will be used to meet the general needs of the work.
The main areas of the work for which offerings can be designated are as follows:
- General Needs (related to the work in Europe, Russia, and Israel)
- European Gospel Work (mainly the work in Germany)
- Boston Trainees to Europe
- UK Building Project
- UK Radio Work
- Distribution of Bibles in Europe
- Other Special Needs related to Europe, Russia, and Israel
As much as possible, special gifts intended for specific individuals who are serving in the work should be given directly to the individual or to the individual's home church. Those who wish to give for needs that are not related to the Lord's work in Europe, Russia, or Israel (for example, for the Lord's work in Africa, Asia, or South America) can send an email to email@example.com to request information on how to give.
PLEASE NOTE: Receipts for online donations will be sent by email from the donation processor at the time each confirmed donation is made. Please keep these receipts for income tax purposes. LME will not send receipts or yearly acknowledgement letters for donations that are made online. The only benefits provided to those who donate to LME are intangible religious benefits.
IMPORTANT: For gifts given through PayPal, a processing fee of at least 2.2% will be deducted from the donated amount before the donation is received by LME. To greatly reduce or eliminate the processing fee, those who wish to give larger amounts are encouraged to use the PayPal Giving Fund or the ACH Transfer options.
Give via PayPal/Credit Card/Debit Card
One-time and recurring donations can be given through PayPal. After clicking on the “Donate” button, you will be directed to the PayPal checkout page. You will be given the option of donating either with a PayPal account or with a credit or debit card. If you choose to give a recurring donation with a credit or debit card, you will be required to register for a PayPal account. To designate your donation, use the drop-down list provided.
To give a donation for a purpose that is not shown on the drop-down list (a donation designated for “Other Special Needs”) or to give a recurring donation that is of limited duration or that is quarterly, semiannually, or yearly, please click here.
For instructions on cancelling or modifying an existing recurring donation given through PayPal, click here.
Give by ACH Transfer through EFT Corporation
One-time and recurring donations by ACH transfer can be given through EFT Corporation. This kind of donation transfers funds directly from your checking or savings account to LME. Credit or debit card donations cannot be given using this method. For donations made through ACH, a small transaction fee of about $0.50 is charged regardless of the amount donated. For larger donations, to minimize the processing fees, we recommend that you consider giving through ACH.
To give via ACH transfer through EFT Corporation, click on the link below. To cancel or modify an existing recurring donation given by ACH, click here.
PLEASE NOTE: For ACH transactions, the originating bank must be in the USA.
Give via the PayPal Giving Fund
To submit a
secure ONE TIME donation using the PayPal Giving Fund, click the "Donate" button below. You will be directed to the PayPal Giving Fund donation page for The Church in Anaheim/LME.
Select a donation amount or specify the amount of your donation in the box provided.
(At the present time it is not possible to make a recurring donation; only one-time donations can be made.) Click on the blue "Donate Now" button on the PayPal Giving Fund page and then login to PayPal to complete your donation. If you do not have a PayPal account, you will need to register yourself for a PayPal account in order to donate using this method. A receipt will be sent to you from PayPal by email.
NOTICE: The PayPal Giving Fund will charge LME no processing fee for your donation. 100% of your donation will be received by LME within 15-45 days after it is completed. At the present time there is no way to designate your offering for a specific purpose on the PayPal Giving Fund site. If you wish to designate your offering, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org identifying your donation and specifying the purpose of your donation.
How to Cancel or Modify an Existing Recurring Donation
If you wish to cancel or modify an existing recurring donation, please follow the instructions given below.
- A donation given through PayPal: click on My PayPal Account. Log in to your PayPal account. At the top of the page click on the "Settings" button (looks like a gear wheel) and then on "Payments" and "Manage pre-approved payments." To cancel your recurring donation, click on the payment to the Church in Anaheim and cancel it. In order to modify the amount and other details of your recurring donation, you must manually cancel your old donation and set up a new one.
- A donation given via credit or debit card or via ACH Transfer through EFT Corporation: click here and follow the instructions.