CONFERENCE OFFERING: DESIGNATED FOR ‘MISSIONARIES’ FURLOUGH TRAVEL’
Our greatest need continues to be increased supplies for our GENERAL FUND. Our GENERAL FUND offerings provide for all the commitments we have made to our missionaries. For example, every month, we disburse AT LEAST $42,300.54 from the GENERAL FUND just for the Essential Maintenance Transactions which supply the essential and basic ‘living expenses’ commitments we have made to our missionaries. These include their salaries, standard ministry expense allowances, hospitalization premiums, and the publication of their newsletters we print and send to you each month to report on their ministry activities.
And, that is not including also the expenses paid for from the GENERAL FUND which finance the other commitments and benefits they receive each month or periodically through the year as they need them. For example, we reimburse our missionaries’ airfare and travel expenses when they return to the States for their furlough/home assignment. Bobby and Charlene Wacaser and Brennen are in the States right now on their furlough. Later this year, Judson and Raquel Hatcher are due to come to the States for a furlough. Their combined travel expenses will approach $10,000.00. Those disbursements are made from our General Fund.
We don’t have sufficient funds in the General Fund right now to anticipate covering those expenses and all the other commitments we have made to our missionaries for the rest of 2015.
So, we are asking you to give as generously as you can to our Conference Offerings which we will apply toward our missionaries’ furlough travel expenses.
If you cannot attend the Conference, but still want to give a gift, send it to our Treasurer: Pastor George Sledd | PO Box 471280 | Lake Monroe FL 32747-1280.
Or, you can contribute online either by check/debit or by credit card. Go to our website: www.baptistfaithmissions.org and click on the DONATE/SUPPORT page. Enter your designation for SPRING CONFERENCE OFFERING.