Anglicans of Second Life is run by volunteers and relies on donations to cover the cost of the ministry. No one receives any money for the work they do for AoSL.
The annual amount budgeted for is $2,343 (US dollars). That is $585.75 per quarter.
Donations come in world in Lindens. Some of the Linden dollar income is from a proportion of sales of items in the Marketplace which creators have chosen to donate to AoSL. Other income is in dollars in the PayPal account. Some items of expenditure are paid directly but are counted as donations. When working out the accounts, it is difficult to be accurate as exchange rates vary over time. All figures are therefore approximate. There are also charges incurred when changing money from Lindens to dollars and moving the money into PayPal and then into a bank account.
In the quarter from January to March we received L$60404 which is approximately $226. $293 was donated via PayPal. $60 was paid for the project management software that is used for discussions by volunteers. This makes the total income for the quarter approximately $579, which is close to our quarterly needs.
Many thanks to everyone who has donated to this ministry.
Helene Milena – Lay Pastor