Next Steps….

Starting a new chapter in the book of life…as this year I embark on a year long trip to India to help those who have been sold into the commercial sex trade. Join me….as a single life changes the world and a single heart touches millions!


Let’s speak honestly and clear the elephant in the room. It costs money to serve overseas or anywhere for that matter.

As an independent missionary (meaning I am not partnered with an organized mission group like the IMB who exists solely for the support of missionaries) I am responsible for raising support to cover all of my expenses while in India; rent, utilities, food, home on furlough, travel, etc……

So what does a missionary budget look like?

One-time costs:
Plane Tickets $3,600.00
Health insurance $1,800.00
VPN $75.11
Visa $250.00
Phone $45.00
Clothing $150.00
Apartment set up $250.00
Vehicle Ins/Title $92.67
Total $6,262.78
Living Expenses:  Yearly  Monthly
Rent $1,800.00 $150.00
Food $2,100.00 $175.00
Local Travel $420.00 $35.00
Train travel $72.00 $6.00
Phone (Internet/cell min) $120.00 $10.00
Internet (wi-fi) $240.00 $20.00
Gas $90.00 $7.50
Electric $900.00 $75.00
Language study $480.00 $40.00
Vehicle Maint. $120.00 $10.00
House supplies $240.00 $20.00
Medicine $3,000.00 $250.00
Admin fee $1,200.00 $100.00
Ministry fund $1,200.00 $100.00
Total Living $11,982.00 $998.50
Total All $18,244.78

Would you prayerfully consider becoming a monthly or one time financial partner for my time in India? With 20 monthly partners at $80/month I could be fully funded, that’s less than your daily Coffee House Mocha or Frappe. Of course any amount is greatly appreciated.

The sending organization for the time I am in India is Rahabs Rope. They are a federally recognized 501(c)(3), and as such all donations for India are tax deductible. Their mailing address can be found at Rahabs Rope
If you wish to make a donation online, you may do so at DONATE Please select ‘Full Time Missionary’ and in the drop down box below select ‘K.Edwards’.  If you don’t select this information, your gift will still be put to good use, but will not be designated for my account .

2 thoughts on “Budget

  1. I wish I could give to your missions, but I will be praying that God will put it in others hearts to give! 🙂


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