A Matter of Perspective
It is both a privilege and a challenge to be a missionary when it comes to finances. We work but do not receive payment for our services. If our support level drops, working harder at our ministry does not produce increased income. There is no direct correlation between my work and my income.
Thankfully God has a plan for this as he designed the function of the church, His body. 1 Cor 9:14 – “The Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should receive their living from the gospel.”
If I’m not thinking clearly, it is easy for me to dislike this situation with it’s seeming impotence and insecurity. But when I really think about it, it is the greatest possible scenario: I work for the King of Kings and receive my payment from him. He will provide for my needs as he sees fit and he will reward me eternally for the sacrifices that I make each day. Praise God for His wisdom and grace!
New Tribes Missionaries are faith supported. We do not receive a salary. We are dependent upon God’s provision through Churches and individuals like you who desire to be a part of what God is doing through us by preparing missionaries to take the gospel to the ends of the earth.
Our Budget is based off the recommended support levels established by NTM leadership in conjunction with recommendations from a variety of US churches. Our specific individual budget has been raised from the standard recommended budget to account for our medical needs. Overall our budget is based on what would be necessary to function at a modest, comfortable level in our current ministry.
We believe that we have a responsibility to be accountable to our supporters and to the stewardship entrusted to us by God. Here is a brief synopsis of our financial status:
Current Budget: $5,680/mo
Currently Receiving: $4,545/mo
Balance Needed: $1,135/mo
Click the link below for a breakdown of our budget
Stantons’ Financial Information 2013
How can you help?
Pray – Please pray that God will raise up new partners who are excited to be a part of what we are doing
Share – Tell others about our needs and encourage them to join our team
Give – Please consider how God may have you contribute to our cause
Would you consider partnering with us financially?
Are you already giving? Would you consider increasing your support?