Asbury’s Stamp Ministry is continuing to collect and in need of used stamps to help raise money for missions.
At this time of year, especially, we receive many stamped pieces of mail. Did you know cancelled stamps are a vital mission use? They are prepared and sold to stamp dealers, and every penny earned is used to prepare lessons and send to South American Sunday Schools to teach about our Lord, Jesus Christ. When removing stamps from envelopes, please leave at least 1/3 -1/2″ paper around the stamp so the stamp is not damaged. Machine-cancelled stamps are not useable, but computer generated stamps are.
Stamps are collected year-round.
The stamps may be placed in baskets upstairs next to the elevator or downstairs next to the office. Do not use paper clips or anything else that might damage the stamps to keep them together, but they may be placed in plastic bags or envelopes.
As of April, 2021, more than $1,099,000 has been raised for this mission since its inception in 1972 – all from what we usually used to think of as trash.