Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Where Do Mission Dollars Go?

Not to missionaries. At least not to keep this one.

M. Z. Hemingway tips us off to Rev. James May, a full-time missionary in Burkina Faso and Togo, West Africa, who is being pulled from the mission field.

What's even more alarming than missionaries being sent home, at the same time that Ablaze! is so fervently promoted in the Synod--along with the goal of raising $100 million dollars--is what he reports in this comment:

It was not a funding problem. During the last 21 months supporters had sent in $248,000 to keep us on the field. A new program by World Mission requires that career missionaries raise $120,000 per year or risk being sent home to raise more support. It was not easy but we tried our best to find supporters. It should be noted that $120,000 is FAR more than what was spent to pay our field costs.
Why are missionaries required to raise their own money?

Why are missionaries required to raise more than their expenses?

Where is the money going?

HT: Augsburg1530


  1. Anonymous said...

    I think they are smoking mission dollars at headquarters.