JUNE IS THE PRIMARY GIVING MONTH FOR OUR FOUNDER’S DAY OFFERING
Our current BFM Veteran Missionary Pensioners represent the first generation of our faithful missionaries.
[There is a second generation who are still serving and will also be transitioning to pension support status in coming years. We want to make advance preparations to care for them also.]
These who receive continuing benefits from our original traditional defined pension arrangements depend upon this commitment we have made to them.
None of their pensions are large, but we have committed to them that we will give back to them and provide for them as generously as we can for the remainder of their years here.
What we have committed to them reflects at least an expression of our appreciation and gratitude to them for giving many years of their lives – in many cases, all of the years of their adult lives – in service to Jesus Christ in partnership with BFM.
Paul teaches us in Romans 15.27, “For if the Gentiles [nations] have been partakers of their spiritual things, their [our] duty is also to minister to them in material things.” And again, in Galatians 6.6, “Let him who is taught the word share in all good things with him who teaches.”
The financial commitments we have made to them are not supplied from our current contributions.
Rather, they are supplied from an investment account we established years ago to provide for these continuing expressions of our gratitude and appreciation for their many years of service to Christ and the peoples of the nations where they served.
We call this investment account our Veteran Missionary Pension Account.
It is extremely important that we maintain and replenish the capital base in this account so their monthly pension benefits can be supplied by the interest and dividends on those deposits.
All of your Founder’s Day Offering contributions will be deposited into the Veteran Missionary Pension Account that supplies their pensions month by month.
Please PRIORITIZE and COMMIT to give as generously as you can for the support of our veteran/retired missionaries.
Contribute to the 2018 Founder’s Day Offering!
“Now also when I am old and grey headed, O God, forsake me not; until I have shewed Thy strength unto this generation, and Thy power to everyone that is to come.” Psalm 71:18
Contributions may be mailed to:
Baptist Faith Missions
George Sledd, Treasurer
P.O. Box 471280
Lake Monroe, FL 32747-1280
Contributions may also be made online by going to www.baptistfaithmissions.org and selecting the tab labeled ‘Donate / Support’ or by clicking here.