Here are a couple of ideas in response to that question...
The number one way that you can be involved is by praying for me and the ministry of Kudjip Hospital. Missionaries could not do their jobs without the prayers of family, friends, and churches back home. And I certainly feel those prayers! If you are interested in becoming a prayer partner and would like to receive occasional updates with specific requests, send me an email: email@example.com
Secondly, there are a couple of PNG projects that are sponsored through Nazarene Compassionate Ministries.
The NCM Kudjip Nazarene Hospital Project helps to support operational costs, infrastructure development, and equipment. Gifts to this fund help us maintain an excellent quality of care for our patients, and thus bring the love of Jesus to the sick and hurting of PNG.
I recently wrote about the difficulties we are having with power/electricity in my blog entry "Let there be light." NCM is currently raising money to help rebuild the energy infrastructure of the hospital. For more information, follow this link.
The Nazarene Hospital Foundation is another non-profit organization that was established to be an ongoing support to the hospital. And the really cool thing is that 100% of the donations are used for this purpose (there is no overhead). The Foundation sends several containers of much needed medications, supplies, and equipment to PNG each year. I so appreciate all that they do! If you are interested in making a contribution, here is the donations web page.
You can also send items on the "Hospital Needs" list directly to the Foundation. That way you only have to pay for shipping to Oregon rather than all the way to PNG... quite a savings! If you are interested in sending items to the Foundation or directly to the hospital, please check out the attached file. You can also send an email to Judy Bennett, my fellow missionary who manages the hospital store room. She can let you know what we need most and how best to send it. Contact her at this email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Finally, here are a couple of ways to give specifically to my work in PNG.
Deputation fund helps to pay for some of my needs on the field. So far this year, deputation has provided for transportation to and from town, stamps to send mail, a new refrigerator when our old one broke, internet access, and for continuing medical education. Follow this link to give online.
My "work of fund" is similar to a deputation fund, but with a little more flexibility. This year I was able to use this account to help Robert travel to see an eye specialist. My hope is to continue using this fund to support PNGians and their ministries. To give to this account, send your contribution to: General Treasurer Church of the Nazarene, 17001 Prairie Star Parkway, Lenexa, KS, 66220. Please mark in the memo line of your check, "work of Stephanie Doenges" (this part is very important to make sure it gets to the correct place). Drop me an email if you send in a donation, and I will send updates on how your gift is being used to help people in PNG.
*Donations to all of the above are tax-deductible.*
Thanks so much for your interest in my work and the ministry of Kudjip Nazarene Hospital in PNG! And thank you especially for your prayers. You are touching more lives than you will ever know. May the Lord bless you many times in return.
"Each man should give what he has decided in his heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver."
~ 2 Corinthians 9:7
Attachment: Sending stuff to Kudjip Hospital.pdf