More Than Bricks (MTB) kicked off in December 2014 as a major funding campaign for our new Ministry Center, with a goal of $500,000. 80% of the money received ($400,000) is being used to reduce our mortgage debt and related expenses, and 20% ($100,000) is being used to support mission work in North Dakota, St. Lucia and Nepal.
Here is where we stand at the 31 month mark of the 3 year campaign:
Commitments – $416,000 (83.2% of Goal)
Donations Received in July – $9,260 (Need $5,979/mo to reach commitment goal)
Total Received through June – $389,472 (93% of Commitments, 77% of goal)
Amounts designated to missions in North Dakota: $31,158, St. Lucia $31,158, Nepal $15,576
Total Received in 2015: $206,052 Total Received in 2016: $123,250 Total Received in 2017: $60,084 ($8583/mo)
God has blessed us richly in this campaign, and our prayer is that we achieve the commitments we’ve received. If we average $8583/month, which we’ve done thus far in 2017, we would exceed $432,000!
If you didn’t complete a commitment card or if you are a new member in the last 2 years, prayerfully consider supporting MTB. As a reminder, your box of donation envelopes includes a monthly MTB envelope. Reducing our mortgage debt as much as possible during the upcoming year will allow us to have a manageable mortgage payment and also help us support other VOTL programs more effectively.
2 Corinthians 9:7 “Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.”