This post originally appeared on Chavah Messianic Radio, a service by Tabernacle of David teacher Judah Gabriel Himango.
I received an email this week from a listener who suggested we stop asking for donations.
“Dear friends Thank you for the beautiful songs …I think that is not right for a messianic radio station even You are asking 3 time,s a day for money. Please trust the Father of Abraham .Isaac and Jacob and don,t ask for money That,s not in the word He will give what you need Matt.6 Bless you.”
That’s a fair question. After all, we’ve been running Chavah for 10 years and have never asked for donations until this year. Is it wrong to ask? Here’s my answer:
We don’t ask for donations for Chavah. We only ask for donations to Messianic musicians via Messiah’s Music Fund. 100% of the donations go to the musicians; you can see for yourself in our artist distribution posts), which shows the exact dollar figures sent to individual artists.
Since those musicians freely give their music for your enjoyment, I encourage listeners to do the same and give to Messiah’s Music Fund.
Chavah doesn’t make any money; we’re a registered non-profit. And truth be told, Chavah costs me about hundreds of dollars each month to host and stream music; I lose money each month from running Chavah, money out of my own pocket. Thanks OK! I’m glad to do this in service to the King, and have been doing it for over a decade now.
Asking for donations for people in need has a biblical precedence, most prominently in 1 Corinthians 16:1–4; 2 Corinthians 8:1–9:15; Romans 15:14–32. Voluntary giving to Messiah’s musicians fits this Biblical model.
In short, Chavah doesn’t ask for money for ourselves. We ask you donate to Messiah’s Music Fund, which goes 100% to Messiah’s musicians. ♥
Hope that clarifies things, and I hope you’ll donate to the artists who make Chavah possible.