In his Founder Emeritus role at East-West, John continues to make valuable contributions to the organization in several different ways that impact the lives of people within and outside of East-West through devotionals, biblical studies, and speaking at donor and ministry partner functions. The spiritual impact that John has made on so many people is immeasurable.
Please take a moment and ask yourself:
Has John been a spiritual beacon that has led you to Christ?
Has he ignited the fire in your heart to know Jesus?
Has his knowledge of Scripture and love for the Lord made a significant impact on your life?
Has he mentored you?
Has he reminded you that you can’t do Jesus on the fly?
Has John convinced you that you must go deep with Jesus?
Has he challenged you to go out and wash someone’s feet?
Has he charged you to put a stake in the ground for Jesus?
If the answer is yes to any of the above, you know and love John Maisel. Because of his present health conditions, John has been unable to go out into the world to continue to do these things and actively solicit financial support to sustain his ministry at East-West. It is time for all of us, as brothers in Christ, to step up and “wash John’s feet,” as he has done for so many others, by financially replenishing and building John’s donor base.
As a tribute and in honor of John, friends and supporters of John can put a stake in the ground for John through a new East-West initiative called Maisel’s Men, which has been established to supplement John’s missionary fund on a monthly and annual basis.
Your financial contribution to the general ministry of East-West allows our organization to fully support the various ministry endeavors to which God has called our ministry. Funds for the general ministry of East-West will be directed to the areas of most need with the purpose of supporting our daily operations, strengthening our infrastructure, allowing for the flexibility to respond to new or changing conditions, planning for the long term, and investing in staff and technology.
East-West Ministries International attempts, whenever consistent with its charitable purpose and budget, to honor preferences expressed by our ministry partners regarding the use of their gifts. However, East-West at all times maintains full control over all funds donated to East-West and ultimate discretion as to their use, including redirection to other ministry needs. This ensures that all funds will be used most effectively to carry out East-West’s religious and charitable purposes, as required for contributions to be tax-deductible in the United States.
East-West Ministries International adheres to ECFA Standard 7.2 that states: Occasionally, givers request a refund of a charitable gift they made previously. Since contributions must be irrevocable to qualify for a charitable deduction, there generally is no basis to return a charitable gift to a donor.” However, on rare occasions a donor may be refunded if a gift was made in error, and it was clearly not the intent of the donor to initiate the charitable donation in the first place. This will be reviewed by the Financial Services Department on a case by case basis.