Dates to Know
October 8 – Most US Banks will be closed for Columbus Day.
November 1 – September Financial Reports will be due.
November 12 – Most US Banks will be closed for Veterans Day.
November 19 – Please contact us by this date via Signal if you will need funds in your account before Thanksgiving.
November 22-23 – The Office will be closed in celebration of Thanksgiving.
December 1 – October Financial Reports will be due.
December 10 – All prayer letters should be submitted to our staff in order for your recipients to get them before Christmas.
December 18 – Please contact us by this date via Signal if you will need funds in your account before Christmas or the end of the year.
December 24-28 – The Office will be closed in celebration of Christmas.
January 1 – November Financial Reports will be due.
January 8 – Missionaries will receive their statements of December Support Received.
January 11 – All missionaries will receive their final December support on this day, regardless of the day they normally receive support.
January 15 – December Financial Reports will be due, along with any remaining receipts or financial paperwork for 2018.
January 31 – W-2 Forms and other tax documentation for the 2018 year will be available.
Scott and Marilee Norman have been added to our missions family. The Normans served as missionaries for 20 years in Saipan. Their desire is to be used in the area of pulpit supply and furlough replacement. They are sent out of Trinity Baptist Church in Wilson, NC, with Pastor Mike Renfrow.
Our missions family continues to grow! We rejoice in the safe delivery of these babies. Pray for the mothers who are recovering from deliveries, and for the babies to remain healthy as cold and flu season is around the corner!
Congratulations to Joel and Noel Smothers on the birth of their firstborn, Gabriel Paul Smothers, on September 8. He was 9 pounds 6 ounces and measured 20 inches long. There were some complications in his birth as he was born chin first! He also had to have a procedure done to fix a lip and tongue tie. However, he and his mother are both recovering well! The Smothers are on deputation to go to Brazil. Pray for them as they continue raising their support.
Congratulations as well to John and Sarah on the birth of Alaina Joy on September 19. Alaina is their third child and joins her brother John Gabriel (3) and sister Eliana (19 months). Keep their family in prayer as they continue to serve overseas.
Gerald Mosher and Marie Story were married on June 9, 2018.
Bro. Mosher has served with World Wide in Nova Scotia since 1987. His first wife Delores (Lorie) went to be with the Lord in June of 2013. Mrs. Marie Mosher is originally from Indiana. The World Wide family would like to extend our congratulations to the new couple. We wish them all the best of the Lord’s blessings as they continue to minister together. They are currently meeting with a small group of believers in a home and are praying about what the Lord would have for them next.
Financial Report Reminder
As we enter the last quarter of the year, thoughts turn to year-end tax procedures. Many people begin thinking of last-minute deductions that will affect them. If you anticipate making large ministry purchases and you desire the purchase to be a deduction in the year 2018, you may wish to make the purchase by the end of November. Because of the way our W-2s are calculated, December expenses are “reimbursed” out of January income, so the tax benefit on your W-2 would actually be considered a 2019 reimbursement. Regardless of when the purchase is made, you will still receive a tax benefit. However, we wanted you to be aware of these deadlines as you plan your expenses over the next few months.
Remember, due to changes in tax law this year, if you have previously been submitting ministry expenses through your tax preparer, you will lose that tax benefit this year. The best situation is for you to report all ministry expenses through WW, thus providing the fullest tax benefit. If you are not currently submitting financial reports we suggest you consider this option. If you have questions about this, please contact Naomi Torberson.
The following recordings were recently published on Uplift.com. You may access the site by entering the username: wwntbm and the password: gospel. These recordings for our missions family contain the Uplift calls in their entirety, including prayer requests and challenges to our missionaries. We hope they will encourage your heart.
Soul Winning on the Road by Byron Foxx
Advocates vs. Accusers by Dwight Smith
The Dangers of Spiritual Indifference by Freeman Weems
Faithfulness by Jonathan Earnhart
Paul’s Singular Focus by Jeremy Lockhart
The Practice of Praise by Alton Beal
When God Hides the Answers by Chris Swiatocho
Crazy Schedules, Disobedient Kids, and Sergeant Dads by Jeremy Lockhart
Conveying Your Story, Part One by Duey Whitfield
The “I Wills” in Psalm 138 by David Landers