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More Than Bricks – July Update

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.”