October 4, 2018 – People are encouraged to get regular check-ups to make sure they are healthy and on target with their lifestyle. Ministries are no different they too need to have regular check-ups to see how they are doing.
Last week I shared what God has done over the past decade. This week I want to share the financial health of the work we have here in the Balkans.
There are 3 financial areas I want to look at:
- The Missionary Support – There are 3 missionary families here as part of the team. Each family has to raise their own support and all 3 families could use some extra contributions right now. We do not talk a great deal about our own support because of the projects and special needs but there is still a need here. Without the missionaries, there would not be anyone to oversee the other areas.
- Our Church Planting & Development – (formerly Country Support) these are the in-country cost needed to do the work that we do – It does help some with church planting but most of it goes into developing leaders and launch new programs as well as our support staff
- Extra Mile projects – these are the special things we do like the Girls Home, Christmas Gifts and other things we share about from time to time.
As you look at your year-end giving – please consider giving to help keep the ministries here strong. Starting with the staff, then the Country and finally the projects.
Staff Support Links
Galloways - https://give.fmcusa.org/galloway
Sweets - https://give.fmcusa.org/donation/df-vibgsweet
Mellinger - https://give.fmcusa.org/mellinger
Church Planting & Development - https://give.fmcusa.org/sslpage.aspx?pid=620
Thanks again for your partnership with Team Balkans – Thanks for taking part in our check-UP
This week pray for…
Our finances that God would provide for them as He sees fit
Our first Livelihood Group Workshop – a one day project to help raise some short-term funds. (We hope to do different projects each month rather than the same thing all the time.)
Our US store opening –working on all the details from Bulgaria with the help of my son until we arrive.