One Guest’s Experience

As you consider supporting Fairhaven, allow one of our guests to share with you a few thoughts on what might be the return on your investment in this Kingdom work!

Ken Shigematsu’s experience with Fairhaven Leadership Retreat from Fairhaven Ministries on Vimeo.

Extending your care and compassion to those in Christian leadership . . .

is both easy and convenient.

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“We are intimately linked in this harvest work. Anyone who accepts what you do, accepts me, the One who sent you. Anyone who accepts what I do accepts my Father, who sent me. Accepting a messenger of God is as good as being God’s messenger. Accepting someone’s help is as good as giving someone help. This is a large work I’ve called you into, but don’t be overwhelmed by it. It’s best to start small. Give a cool cup of water to someone who is thirsty, for instance. The smallest act of giving or receiving makes you a true apprentice. You won’t lose out on a thing.”

There are several practical ways in which to contribute a “cup of water” to a thirsty leader and invest in their life and the life of their family . . .


1. Utilizing Interact e-transfers
Many banks and personal bank accounts offer the option of e-transfers. Instructions specific to your bank are available in the transfers section of your personal accounts. Donations can be sent via e-mail transfer directly to

2. Mailing a check
A good number of our regular supporters faithfully give to Fairhaven through checks payable to “Fairhaven Ministries” and forwarded to:

Fairhaven Ministries
#1 – 8191 Rogers Road
Vernon, BC V1B 3M8

3. Through Canada Helps
Canadahelps is a secure online platform for giving to charities using Visa/MC/American Express, Paypal, or Interact online. Simply click on their logo below, select “Donate Now.” Follow the instructions as provided.

Canada Helps Logo
Please note: Canadahelps charges a 3.5% transaction fee per donation.

4. Gifts in Kind
Supporters from time to time inquire about specific needs for things like library resources, computer equipment, lawn care equipment, vehicles, etc. The CRA does allow us to provide tax receipts for fair market value of gifts of “property.” Our current needs include:

  • a gas-powered high pressure washer,
  • a Dewalt/Makita Multi-tool Cordless Combo Kit,
  • 65” UHD HDR LED Smart TV, and
  • bluetooth compatible speakers for our cottages as we look to update our cassette/CD players

Please contact us for specifics on any of these needs.

5. Gifts of securities (stocks, mutual funds, segregated funds)
Additional tax benefits can often be realized by donating securities directly to a charity rather than selling them and donating the proceeds. Please contact your financial advisor to discuss this easy process.

6. Planned giving
Intentional estate planning utilizing tools such as bequests in a will and life insurance can minimize or eliminate capital gains and estate taxes while at the same time providing a significant gift to Fairhaven.

If you have any questions about donating to Fairhaven Leadership Retreat, please e-mail (, or give us a call (250-260-1616).


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