DSI Ministries Donation Fund

$2,695 of $25k goal

Raised by 19 people in 14 months
Dennis Stauffer  COLORADO SPRINGS, CO



                                          A Missionary In Need
Hello, I am Dennis Stauffer, a independent missionary to San Benito, Peten, Guatemala.  For 8 years,  we have been showing the love of Jesus by helping the poorest of the poor in San Benito.  The people we helped our  mostly single mothers and children who have been abandoned by their fathers.  We also haved helped the elderly and supplied medicine to the sick who could not afford it and also paid for a life saving surgery to a teenage boy who was sent home to die because he did not have the money to pay for an operation.   

As of lately our ministry has hit hard times.  Many donors, for one reason or the other have moved on.  During this time, I have learned God is faithful.  He has for the past years supplied me with work in the United  States.  I been painting houses, detailing cars, babysitting and building fences and other odd jobs to offset the lost of donations. This has been a awesome blessing.

Unfortuately, the day before Thanksgiving 2015, I went to help out a elderly couple who needed their gutters cleaned before winter set in.  While cleaning the gutters, a almost new ladder from Walmart collapsed due to faulty metal.  I fell appox. 15 feet,  landing on my head and my shoulder.  The fall did some considerable damage to me.  I ended up in the trauma unit at a Colorado Springs Hospital.  I had a seaver consussion, I broke my shoulder in 4 places, my arm broke in 2 places, at the shoulder and elbow.  I am extremely grateful to God I was not killed in this accident. 

Unfortuately this left me with a consider hospital and doctor bills and also lost of income for the past 3 months.  I did contact lawyers but after the homeowners insurance company fought and said the homeowner was not in any way liable, they refused to pay.  My lawyers informed me,  it was not in their best interest to take on Walmart or a international ladder company.  This left me with a very bad situation and over 25 thousand dollars in debt. 

Many close friends of the ministry suggest I come to gofundme and post this page. I would be really grateful to anyone who can help with any amount to help pay the hospital bill and help keep the ministry running until I can return to work. 

For the past eight years we been helping people in need, which I love doing but I found out it is sometime harder to ask for help , when I am in need.  Thank you in advance for all your help to me and this ministry.

God bless
Dennis Stauffer

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Update 3
Posted by Dennis Stauffer
12 months ago
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I am opening this up to help my donors donation. If you are use to donating through PayPal, use this link instead.
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Update 2
Posted by Dennis Stauffer
14 months ago
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Things are starting to pick up. Thanks for all the help, as I am still recuperating in Guatemala and spending time with my family. The bones are pretty much healed but their is muscle damage and lost of mobility, needing to strengthen training with some time at the gym and at the lake swimming.
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Update 1
Posted by Dennis Stauffer
14 months ago
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We raised 150 so far. Thank you to the donors who are helping us during this time.
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$2,695 of $25k goal

Raised by 19 people in 14 months
Created February 3, 2016
$50
Anonymous
3 months ago
VA
$300
Vinoth Antonyraj
3 months ago
SB
$1,000
Sean Byers
3 months ago
EH
$100
Eric Harper
4 months ago
KK
$100
Kevin Kudrna
6 months ago
$500
Anonymous
6 months ago
TB
$50
Thomas Bruno
7 months ago
MJ
$50
Mark Jones
7 months ago
JT
$100
John Trippe
8 months ago

Hi Dennis, I'm sorry I haven't made another donation sooner than this. It has been a tough summer this year with my mother suffering and dying with cancer. It was difficult to see her suffer and go down hill so fast. After she passed away, we had to deal with setting up an estate account cleaning out her house, having an estate sale and getting the house ready to sell. I made eight trips to Erie, PA in a nine week period. Its 325 miles each ways, so that alone wasn't easy. I've been very consumed with all that and I got way behind on everything else. Take care and God Bless.

$20
Teri Marti
8 months ago

Dennis I pray that God will bless you and your family. One of my favorite scripture verses says, I have never seen the righteous forsaken nor his seed begging for bread. God Bless all that you put your hands to..

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