We’ve decided that now is the right time to simplify that. So we’re moving Pastor Tim and Melissia to Korea to join the rest of our staff. And we’re officially changing our name to Voice of the Martyrs Korea. The Seoul USA name and Colorado office are being retired. This will allow us to cut our administrative and facilities costs in half, and it will enable me to spend less of my time typing the full name of our organization.
On the one hand, these are big changes. We’re expanding our presence in Korea, changing our logo and name, dissolving our US nonprofit structure, planning expansion of our ministry to even more fields, and trying to improve our Korean language skills in a hurry.
On the other hand, you yourself probably won’t notice much changing. Except a few things:
- You won’t see the name Seoul USA anymore. You’ll see VOM Korea on everything. If you’re signed up for our Twitter, Facebook, and/or Prayer Partner updates, those will automatically switch over to VOM Korea. You don’t need to do anything. Our new website will be vomkorea.kr, but if you forget and type www.seoulusa.org, it’ll automatically send you to the new page.
- This blog will stay the same but get a nice little face lift and a new address. We’re about a week away from making that switch, so I’ll write you when it happens so that we can update our bookmarks together.
- If you’re an existing Seoul USA champion, even though we won’t have a US office you’ll still be able to give to us tax-deductibly from the US, through the New Horizons charitable foundation. They’ll send you a receipt for tax purposes, and they’ll send us your donation for ministry purposes. Nice.
So other than a different name showing up on your bank statement (New Horizons Foundation instead of Seoul USA) and us updating a few website and blog addresses and maybe printing cool new staff t-shirts, everything else will remain the same. Same US phone number, 719-481-4408. (The world is so high tech today that we can keep our phone number even in Korea!). Same staff. Same ministry. Same cheeky blog posts. God is so good.
If you’re an existing Seoul USA champion and you have any questions about giving to us through New Horizons Foundation, just call or email Pastor Tim ([email protected]). If you want to set up your credit card or bank account to give monthly, he and Melissia can take care of that with you.
So, existing Seoul USA champions, effective immediately, please send all your VOM Korea donations to:
New Horizons Foundation
5550 Tech Center Dr. Suite 303
Colorado Springs, CO 80919
Always make a note on your check that it’s designated for Voice of the Martyrs Korea.
If you’d like to give electronically, that’s really easy. There’s already a page for us on the New Horizons site. The “Donate to this Project” button is on the right hand side of the screen. After our new VOM Korea website goes live next week, we will also have a direct link to New Horizons on our webpage. This will be located on the “Get Involved” page.
Any donations you made to Seoul USA in 2014 are tax-deductible, and all future donations to us through New Horizons will also be tax-deductible. New Horizons will send you a receipt for each gift you make from now on, but of course it’s Pastor Tim, Melissia, and me that you’ll always be hearing from via our usual e-mails, letters and check-in calls. New Horizons is just handling the mail, so to speak.
Thanks for working with us to get even more money into the field—and fewer dollars in the airlines’ pockets from us having to fly back and forth!—from now on.