September 2017- 3 Months to Go
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 33 month mark of the 3 year campaign:
Commitments – $416,000 (83.2% of Goal)
Donations Received in September – $8,380 (Only $5,705 from our commitment)
Total Received through September – $410,295 (99% of Commitments, 82% of goal)
STRETCH GOAL: If we can collectively raise another $40,000 in the last 3 months of the year, we can pay off the Condo Parsonage member loan. This is a $13,000 stretch above our average monthly giving for the year, and $4,333 per month.
Amounts designated to missions in North Dakota: $32,824, St. Lucia $32,824, Nepal $16,412
Total Received in 2015: $206,052 Total Received in 2016: $123,250 Total Received in 2017 : $80,907 ($8990/mo)
God has blessed us richly in this campaign, and our prayer is that we achieve the commitments we’ve received. We will surpass our commitment goal in early October!! If we average $8990/month, which we’ve done thus far in 2017, we would reach $437,000!
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.”