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Annual Report 2014

In 2014 God provided the World Mission Prayer League with more than $2.6 million in regular day-to-day donations – mostly through donors like you. It was the highest operating income we have ever had. More than 1,300 individuals contributed nearly $1.2 million, while 185 congregations contributed nearly $1 million more. Other contributions came from Bible study and fellowship groups, the Thrivent Choice® program, and donor-advised investment funds. In addition to regular contributions such as these, … [Continue Reading]

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Missionary Allowance Increase

In October our Home Council voted to approve an increase in monthly missionary allowances, which will go into effect on January 1, 2015. Paragraph 39 of the Mission Handbook explains a little about our philosophy on missionary allowances: The Mission’s financial policy believes and assumes that God is faithful, and may be counted upon to provide in every way, both spiritually and materially, for the advancement of his kingdom’s work around the world. The Mission, … [Continue Reading]

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Darjeeling Hills Bible School: Sixty Years in Ministry!

Darjeeling Hills Bible School & Seminary develops Christian Leaders in the Nepali speaking world. This past February marked 60 years of ministry. In this year of their Diamond Jubilee, the General Board gives thanks to God for His faithfulness and will host a grand celebration with honored graduates on November 27-29, 2014. Below is our contribution to their souvenir publication. Written by Pastor Charles Lindquist, Director, World Mission Prayer League. Darjeeling Hills Bible School has reached … [Continue Reading]

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Gift Card Breakage

I recently read that a well-known restaurant chain reported $1.7 million in earnings for one year, from gift cards that were purchased but never used. The financial report referred to this as “gift card breakage.” That was amazing to me. Nearly two million dollars were given to the company for food – food never requested and never received. What a waste of money! But it was only money. The free gift of God is tragically wasted, too, often enough. It can be wasted in … [Continue Reading]