My book – Your help


Last year was amazing. Your gifts enabled me to spend time in Turkey, China, Indonesia, Egypt, and Eastern Europe to equip missional leaders and their networks in those countries. And because we traveled most of those countries in our 4×4 overlander, the whole family could come along for free. It was a great experience. Life-changing, actually, for us and for the ministries we strengthened. And we did it on a shoe-string.

I want to write a book and give you copy. More about that in a second.

In 2012 we will be primarily in Asia, with NZ as our home base. The family is here in NZ now, living in a Mongolian style yurt. It has a dirt floor so its a bit cold at nights but we are building a platform for it. Being homeless is great for getting around on a budget but when winter comes its not as much fun. Bringing the truck (our home) over here will solve a lot of problems, as well as enabling us to continue the journey. From NZ, the next port of call would be Capetown when the time is right to return to Africa.

Yurt jones

We have 2 big needs right now.

1. I am flying overseas today to pick up the truck and continue the journey. I will be driving 4000kms through 6 countries. More details on which countries in my newsletter shortly. I need diesel money – about US$1500.

Paypal account is

2. Our truck is currently in Turkey but we need to ship it home to New Zealand where it will be our Asian base for the next season. Shipping cost is US$4,780. There is a container ship leaving early March which is not a lot of time but if enough of you kicked in a little bit, we could do it for sure.

The book.

Here’s the thing. If you donate US$10 or more, I will send you a copy of my e-book based on my 35 country trek, a journey that has given me new perspective on the global Christian movement as well as my own life priorities. I hope to start a kick-starter thing but don’t have time right now but if you give to PayPal and leave your email, I will make sure you get a copy of the e-book as soon as it is finished.


Can you pass on the need on your blogs? Facebook? other media? It would be a huge help. And we could also get the truck before winter.

And if you have a larger chunk to donate [God bless you] or want to do a bank transfer then read on for directions.

Bank transfers:


Please specify for “Jones”

Community Development Initiatives

3300 Bell Rd.

Montgomery, Alabama



RBC Centura Bank

2710 Taylor Rd., Montgomery, AL  36117

CDI – Gateway


Account #521-0023545

Routing #053100850




Andrew Jones has been blogging since 1997. He is based in San Francisco with his two daughters but also travels the globe to find compelling stories of early stage entrepreneurs changing their world. Sometimes he talks in the third person. Sometimes he even talks to himself and has been heard uttering the name "Precious" :-)


  • I definitely want to read that book when it’s ready!!! If possible even in printed version…
    I just donated what was left on my paypal account, which wasn’t as much as I hoped (only 24 dollar) and I re-added you and your family and all the things you do to my reurrected prayer list. (I never deleted you guys, I’m just very badly organised, so it’s hard to be on a non-existing list)
    If anyone from your family still remembers me greet them from me!

  • Hi TSK, nice weekend at passionfest. Have you thought of making this a project to go on kickstarter. An interesting new way to raise funds.
    WAirarapa geek

  • I’m very excited by knowing your this type of journey and raising fund. I wanna get the book and wanna donate also. But I’ve a wish that if I will be on your side though will be happier. By the way thanks mate.

  • great idea. i submitted something to them but actually i am driving across eastern europe right now and dont really have the chance to do it.

  • Hi Andrew,
    I donated a day ago, be sure to send your e-book to me. Looking forward to your perspective on all that you experienced. In Cape Town. It looks like you will be here this month. Stop by Floyd’s School, CPx..
    Nick Watts

  • I pray that your book will be a blessing to many. I am praying for you and your family. May many souls come to Christ because of your efforts for Him!

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