Bethsaida Missionary Union - Non-profit / Charity

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently Asked Questions


How are donations used?

Thanks to your donations, BMU is able to undertake mission and relief works. Your donations are primarily used to support missionaries whereas large sponsorship is used to build a church building. In the "PAST WORKS' menu, you may review the summary of past works with each expenditure as well as annual expenditure statistics. For the years 2018-2020, we used 97 percent of our total expenses for mission and relief.

How does BMU decide where to support?

Once a member suggests a candidate mission region, we consider it by sharing information on a mission scale and financial aspects. Members vote on whether to support and the final decision is made, which takes place at a monthly meeting typically held in Northern Virginia and/or by on-line discussion via messenger. Decisions are recorded in the minutes on the monthly meeting that is uploaded in the 'Member Board' menu.

Which denomination does BMU belong to?

BMU is not affiliated with any particular denomination or local church. However, former and current affiliates of our members, missionaries, and their mission partners include the Southern Baptist Convention, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Evangelical Presbyterian Church, the Presbyterian Church in America, the Korean Evangelical Church of America, and La Iglesia del Nazareno.

Can I look into how my donation was used?

Yes, you can. BMU' finance information is open to all members. Once logging in, you can find it in the "Finance Report" menu. An annual report on individual donations is posted in the webpage, and a monthly finance report is also posted in the same menu. Learn more about finance transparency at the 'BMU Policy' menu.

How can I donate to BMU?

Online: you can donate to us via PayPal once clicking ‘DONATE NOW' button.

Regular mail: please make a check or money order payable to ‘Bethsaida Missionary Union’ and mail it to us (13004 Quartz Ln., Clifton, Virginia 220124).