Philosophy of Giving & Spending
Giving to Walking In The Promises —We continue to raise funds for P.A.C.T. (Parents & Children Together) to send out the book: Discipleship:God’s Plan for Parenting as a free resource to 1500 pastors. So far God has provided just over $7,000 for P.A.C.T.! We are also praying that God would supply additional support to help with the Tolopilo’s ongoing medical obligations—Medical HSA as well as several pressing ministry needs (Office Equipment, etc.).
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Living By Our Name
The name of our ministry “Walking In The Promises” is a constant reminder to us of our call to walk by faith in the manifold and precious assurances of God. Among the Lord’s many gracious promises are those that speak of His abundant provision.
For example, Paul reminded his beloved Philippians that God would take care of their needs according to the supply of His inexhaustible riches; “And my God will supply all your needs according to His riches in glory in Christ Jesus” Philippians 4:19).
We at Walking In The Promises can attest to the veracity of that precious pledge. We believe God encourages us to trust boldly in His ability to supply our ministry needs. As always we are committed to live within our means, while at the same time we are compelled to walk by faith in the Lord, and through new doors of ministry He opens. With that truth fixed in our mind, there are two cardinal principles that help guide our ministry finances.
The first is, No Red Ink! – We have a fundamental commitment to avoid debt! We love the color red in a bouquet of roses, but not on a spreadsheet. Our ministry has no indebtedness which allows us to invest your gifts (monthly and one-time) in actual ministry rather than using God’s resources to service debt.
Secondly, we resolutely trust God to grow our ministry. While we are committed to stay debt free, we are just as determined, by God’s grace, to enlarge our horizon. That is not a contradiction. We continue to experience open doors for ministry that require us to trust in the Lord to provide. Consequently, while we live within our budget every year, we trust God to expand our ministry and to provide for new opportunities. We believe that’s a faith to grow on!
These two rails have guided us through several financial challenges over the years, especially during the difficult economic times of recent history. Every year our ministry opportunities create a greater need than our monthly giving can meet. Yet God has never failed to provide for the growth He has caused, and we look forward to this trend continuing. Although the Lord may decide to trim our expectations, so far it has pleased Him to broaden our service for Christ. Every year He has supplied our growing needs through our monthly partners, and also through the special one-time gifts of many ministry friends.
We earnestly pray that many of you will consider giving a special one-time gift to fuel the torch of this Bible teaching ministry. Help us unleash the glory of God’s word wherever the Lord leads us.
We are committed to shining the light of God’s life changing truth on the path of God’s people (Psalm 119:105), and to proclaim the light of the gospel in the murky twilight of this perishing world (John 12:46). Thank you for standing with us. Soli Deo Gloria!
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