Dates to Know
October 14 – Most US Banks will be closed for Columbus Day.
November 1 – September Financial Reports will be due.
November 11 – Most US Banks will be closed for Veterans Day.
November 22 – Please contact us by this date via Signal if you will need funds in your account before Thanksgiving.
November 28-29 – The Office will be closed in celebration of Thanksgiving.
December 1 – October Financial Reports will be due.
December 9 – 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 23-27 – The Office will be closed in celebration of Christmas.
January 1 – November Financial Reports will be due.
January 9 – Missionaries will receive their statements of December Support Received.
January 13 – 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 2019.
January 31 – 1099 Forms and other tax documentation for the 2019 year will be available.
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 2019, you may wish to make the purchase by the end of November. Because of the way our 1099s are calculated, December expenses are “reimbursed” out of January income, so the tax benefit on your 1099 would actually be considered a 2020 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.
Please keep in mind the due dates for financial reports. With the holidays approaching it is easy to let these slip past, but our CPA has encouraged us we need to keep to the due dates, per IRS regulations. The best situation is for you to report all ministry expenses through WW, thus providing the fullest tax benefit. With the change to 1099s this year, if you do not submit a MFR on time, you can still submit it on your personal taxes on a Schedule C. If you are not currently submitting financial reports we suggest you consider this option. If you have questions about this, please contact Naomi Torberson.
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Lucy Charlotte Stelzig was born on October 8. She weighed 7 pounds 13 ounces and was 20 inches long. Lucy is the second daughter of Nick and Lindsey Stelzig, who are church planters in the Boston, MA area. The Stelzigs have two older children: Gabe (4) and Ellie (2). Pray for them as they begin a new church plant in the coming months.
The following recordings were recently published on uplift.wwntbm.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.
Be Filled with the Spirit by David Price
Social Media by John O’Malley
Man-Pleaser or God-Pleaser? by Jeremy Lockhart
Visiting Small Churches by Gene Krachenfels
Woe, Low, Go by Daniel Fetter
A Proper View of God by John O’Malley
They Have Been with Jesus by Ernie Wyrick
Be Authentic! by Bro. Steven
Duty and Devotion by Stanley Cline
Rejoice! by Ernie Wyrick