Wednesday, September 17, 2003

9/17/03, Elders Dohms on behalf of RPNA(GM) and Society Funds

From: Lyndon Dohms
Sent: September 17, 2003 9:20 PM
To: [List]
Subject: Society Funds

Dear Brothers and Sisters
under the oversight of the RPNA (General Meeting),

One of the true blessings I have, is to watch the secret work of the Lord translate into visible acts of service and sacrifice among his people. There are some among us who have been blessed with prosperity, and who faithfully use it to supply much of the needs of the church. There are others who have little more than food, shelter, and transport, yet they also sacrificially give, like the poor widow that Jesus commended in Mk. 12:42.

This letter is to encourage you not to be weary in this good work, no matter how small a part you may think you have. This is also sent to advise you of how we plan to make best use of your offerings.

We had originally hoped, and still do, that someday there will be local pastors for each of our society gatherings. With that in mind, we tried to keep separate records of the donations from each society, as individual funds, to be available for the call of their pastor and other local expenses.

However, we have found that this approach does not leave enough 'free' cash flow to take care of our current expenses and salaries for Pastor Greg Price and Elder Greg Barrow, who now minister to members from all the societies. For your information, then, we plan to draw proportionately from each of the "societies" funds to meet these needs.

If you have any questions related to this, please feel free to contact me.

Elder Lyndon Dohms

on behalf of the
RPNA (General Meeting)

2 Cor. 9:6 But this I say, He which soweth sparingly shall reap also sparingly; and he which soweth bountifully shall reap also bountifully.
7 Every man according as he purposeth in his heart, so let him give; not grudgingly, or of necessity: for God loveth a cheerful giver.
8 And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work: