I am often asked why don't we use PayPal, the answer could be summarized briefly by saying they are not friendly to Christian Ministries, they are not friendly to anyone who speaks out against homosexuality, they are not friendly to any pro-family group.
But from on a more personal report, PayPal suddenly about 4 yeas ago decided to stop payment to Jerry Golden of $2003. Many times during that period we tried everything we could think of to get them to release the money that had been given to Jerry Golden, and it wasn't until a few months ago that they finally allowed the money to be transferred to our bank in Jerusalem.
During that period of time I discovered that they have done this to many others, mostly to Christian Ministries. www.paypalsucks.comreports on many of these cases.
This is my last email from Paypal after they finally decided to release the money to our bank in Jerusalem. When I ask them to reinstate my account so people could once again start using it as a way to support this work in Israel. Below is their reply and my request.
Dear Jerry Golden,
Thank you for contacting PayPal regarding your PayPal account.
Unfortunately your PayPal account will remain limited.
Thank you for your time.
Copyright © 1999-2011 PayPal. All rights reserved.
Consumer advisory- PayPal Pte. Ltd., the holder of PayPal’s stored value
facility, does not require the approval of the Monetary Authority of
Singapore. Users are advised to read the terms and conditions carefully.
Original Message Follows:
Now that we have resolved the problem with my account and the money is
deposited in my bank account, will my Paypal account be open for me to
It is now being reported across the Internet that Paypal has started a new program that is prejudices against the above mentioned groups.
FAITH UNDER FIRE
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I know it makes it harder to write a check or make a bank transfer but for the time being this is the only way we have available to us.
If God has been speaking to you about supporting this Ministry in Israel, we welcome your support.
The best way at this time is by personal cheque and sent by airmail, and if you are concerned about security you can register the letter. You can send Personal or Bank Cheques by airmail or registered mail. Money orders are also okay, with the exception of US Postal Money Orders. They are not accepted outside of the US. All other cheques and money orders can be sent
We do not use PayPal. They have been illegally withholding this Ministry’s money for the past 3 years, to know more about Paypal click on www.paypalsucks.com
PO Box 10268
Jerusalem 91102 Israel.
Bank Transfer Information:
For those who would rather make a direct bank account transfer we offer the following, but because of the Israeli banking procedures it would be necessary for you to email us in advance letting us know the amount you are transferring in order for us to acknowledge your gift. Depending on the amount it may be necessary to give you special instructions. We can check daily to see the amount deposited but it is almost impossible for us to determine who sent it without knowing in advance.
Account Number 88292
Bank Hapoalim (Branch 690)
Code Swift: POALILITJLM
Bank Hapoalim (Branch 690)
16 King George
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem, for our son Joel and all the IDF soldiers. Pray for this Ministry and your part in it.
Shalom, Jerry Golden