Sunday, 29 November -0001 19:00

A Report from the Treasurer of Missions

Written by Peter Luth
1997 will be a memorable year for the Free Reformed Churches when we consider the decision to build a church in Cubulco and three small churches in the aldeas. The translation of the Old Testament is picking up speed and certain portions are going to the printer for the initial draft. Synod 1997 gave approval to include $105,000 in the mission budget for building those churches and further increases to cover the costs incurred with the translation program. The total budget for 1997 adds up to $340,000 which is a significant increase over last year. The churches and all societies are encouraged to pull out all stops this season so that we can reach our target of meeting the budget. Income for the first seven months of 1997 from all sources totalled $89,900 which is slightly higher than in 1996 for the same period.

For those who are interested to raise funds for a specific project here is a list.

Print first part of Genesis.........$1000

Churches in the mountains...........$1750 3X

Copy the above to cassettes.........$1000

Musical Instruments for the above...$300, $125, $100

Hardware and Software...............$3000, $400, $250, $100

Bibles..............................$2000, $1000

Cubulco Church

To be broken down into various segments

Basic Library sets..................$250 6X

As was promised in the Foreign Mission Report to Synod here is a detailed list of income in 1996 that was collected for special projects.

Computer & Software

Hamilton............................$7000

Chatham.............................2750

Church Lot - Herfst children fundraising 31

Dundas Choir........................3250

Ladies League Board.................1500

London..............................1250

Chatham.............................170

Cubulco S.S. - Christmas Program Chatham

Sunday School.......................$500

Bibles and Library

Langley Women Fellowship............$2043

St. Thomas Mission Circle...........200

Chatham Ladies Society..............86

Chatham Mission Committee...........2000

Irrigation Repair

Chatham Mission Committee...........$2473

Of further interest are the contributions from the following societies:

Grand Rapids YPS....................$432

Hamilton Choir......................$424

Clifton Ladies Society..............$270

Brantford Outreach Committee........$5606

Vineland Ladies Society.............$2128

Vineland Mission Committee..........$6300

Elders & Deacons Conference.........$257

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