General Questions

Fundraising Campaign Questions

This is probably the most frequently asked question we receive. The short answer is “We plan to go back as soon as November 2023, Lord Willing”

Here is the more detailed answer: We plan to go back as early as November, but there are a number of variables to that date. First we need to have 100% our funding in place, to be sent. This includes monthly funding as well as the transition funding. Secondly we need to be ready physically, mentally, and spiritually. Finally, there needs to be a good window of opportunity, which as of now is open.

The main thing holding us back at the moment is funding, which we trust the Lord to provide at the right time, it is a good way that He directs our timing and our path.

Very few people in Uganda have access to a digital device. Even if they do, data is expensive there and internet is unreliable. The primary way people learn there is through print materials.

Uganda as a country is starved for good Christian print materials, and local Christian educational curriculum has not been available until now.

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If you have not received an email, or you need something asap, send an email to holmertz@refornations.org

Botswana is a country in southern Africa. It is considered the safest country in Africa at the moment, and there is little to no problems with malaria. The president of Botswana is currently homeschooling his own children, so there is a growing interest in the population. Currently there is not a lot of support for homeschool families in terms of how to do it, and resource materials. We are looking to begin building relationships there to replicate the work in Uganda. Botswana could work as a more long term base for our family in Africa as the ministry grows and continues, Lord willing.

Currently there are 600+ (known to us) families that are actively homeschooling in Uganda.

Homeschooling has become contagious and is spreading into South Sudan and other surrounding countries as well.

Yes, ReforNations is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization and gifts are tax deductible to the fullest extent of the law.

* Check with a CPA for your specific situation.

The breakdown is as follows:

  • On-Demand Printing Press including shipping, setup, 6 months of consumables, training, import taxes, and contingencies is $65,000
  • Resource Center build-out, initial inventory and start up costs is estimated at $85,000.
  • 4×4 reliable van for use by the Holmertz family and as a delivery vehicle for larger print orders. $25,000
  • ¬†Preparation, flights, shipping, setting up a home in Uganda for the Holmertz family. $55,000 (this is in addition to monthly support needs)
  • Administration, Marketing and Fundraising Expenses $10,000
  • Reserves for contingencies and emergencies. $10,000

*This $250,000 does not include Holmertz family monthly support needs or Homescholars Uganda Group monthly funding needs.

We will be actively working to help you reach your goal. We are also very thankful to each person who puts in the time and effort to help us raise the funds needed for this mission.

In short, we want to honor and thank you for your efforts, and want as many participants as possible.

Yes, absolutely! You can give to the campaign by check and send to our PO Box with a note that says which fundraiser’s page to credit with the gift. When processing we will add it to their total.

ReforNations
PO BOX 3151
Shawnee, KS 66203

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If you have not received an email, or you need something asap, send an email to holmertz@refornations.org