From the Memo Board: June 2022

Dates to Know

June 1 – April Financial Reports will be due for US Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

June 1 – May Financial Reports will be due for Non-Resident Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

June 28-July 5 – See The Harvest trip to greater Boston, Massachusetts, in partnership with the Stelzigs.

July 1 – May Financial Reports will be due for US Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

July 1 – June Financial Reports will be due for Non-Resident Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

July 4 – The Office will be closed in celebration of Independence Day

April 10-13, 2023 – Family Fellowship Week at Caraway Conference Center in Asheboro, NC.

Investing for Retirement

At Family Week this year Bro. Whetstone emphasized the need to plan for retirement. John O’Malley’s brother David is a financial advisor with Edward Jones, and has helped the Office as well as many of our missionaries with their investments. He produced a short video for our missions family about saving for the future. We trust this will be helpful to you. If you have questions or would like contact information for him or other financial advisors, please contact Kim O’Malley.

Mobile Banking

Mobile banking and mobile deposit are becoming more and more accessible. We have received questions from many of our missionaries in recent months about how to handle funds with regards to mobile deposits. Following are important things for you to know.

    • WWNTBM recommends all checks be payable to the mission office, as it alleviates certain tax reporting requirements both for the church and for the missionary. However, we realize there are times when a donor will write a check payable directly to the missionary.
    • If you receive a check payable to you, it is fine to use Mobile Deposit options to deposit the funds to your bank. Be sure to list the funds as additional income on Line 2 of your financial report, or to track the funds for your own personal tax records. *NOTE: Due to visa restrictions, Non-Resident Alien missionaries should never accept funds in the US payable to them personally. Please contact our office if you have questions about this.
    • If you receive a check payable to WWNTBM, you should never attempt to deposit it to your bank using Mobile Deposit. Doing so could create problems for both you and the donor. Please mail the check(s) to the Office, so we can process the funds and put them into your bank account. If you need the funds immediately, before the check would have time to arrive in the mail, please let us know and we will be happy to advance the funds into your account pending the arrival of the check.
    • When mailing checks to the Office, please be sure to make a note of the donor(s), amounts, check numbers, and dates you mailed the items to us. In the rare event the checks may be lost in the mail, this would be important information so you can contact the donors to ask about a replacement check.

Things to Consider When Mentioning Financial Needs to Donors

You may occasionally have financial needs that are not covered by your regular support funds. It is good for your donors to be aware of the needs of your ministry. However, there are some things that you should think through when mentioning such situations to donors. Because of this, WWNTBM asks that you keep the following information in mind when communicating your needs and contact us prior to seeking designated funds.

When WW receives or receipts funds with a specific designation, we become legally accountable to ensure the funds are used for that specific project. This can create issues, because multiple churches may give more than what is required for one designation, and funds are then not available to be used for another need that may arise. Because of this, our recommendation is that funds always be designated simply “as needed for the missionary,” without any additional designations or specifications attached. Where that is not possible, we recommend the following.

First, if you are asking to raise funds for a specific project, we request that you confirm for us in advance that your sending pastor is aware of and behind the project. In order for WW to issue tax receipts for specially designated funds, the Executive Board has to include it in the official minutes, and they prefer to know that your sending pastor is aware of the situation.

Second, there are many logistical items the Office can assist you with. For instance, it may not be advisable to ask donors to mark a gift as “France Building” because we may already have another missionary raising funds with that designation, and it could create confusion for how we would post the donation. Therefore, it is always best to confer with the Office prior to contacting donors, so that we can help advise on the best way for funds to be designated. In addition to the designation, there may be tax implications to you based on the manner in which funds are designated. We can help ensure the best tax situation for you as funds are received.

Third, we always recommend that donors make checks payable to WW, rather than to the individual missionary. Although we do have the ability to cash checks in your name, this makes for a smoother process and can avoid unnecessary tax paperwork for the church and the missionary. (If a church makes funds payable to you in the amount of $600 or more over the course of the year, they are required to issue a separate 1099 to you, even if the funds came through WW. In addition, if you are not a US citizen, there may be other tax and visa implications for you.)

Finally, we often see situations where designated funds arrive in our office for needs mentioned in passing or in a prayer letter but for which the missionary was not intending to solicit funds. Please be aware that the same procedures for Executive Board approval of designated funds apply regardless of whether you intended to solicit funds or not. Because of this, it is our policy to reach out to you and ensure that it is a legitimate need, and one of which your pastor is aware, before we process the funds. Thank you for your understanding. If you have any questions please reach out to our staff.

Opportunity for High School Juniors and Seniors

Ambassador Baptist College has recently started a Dual-enrollment program, allowing high school juniors and seniors to take up to two classes per semester to get a head start on a Bible degree. These classes are offered tuition-free, and are taught over zoom. Click here to see more information about this program.

Uplift Podcast

The following recordings were recently published on uplift.wwntbm.com. You may access the site by entering the username: wwntbm and the password: gospel. We hope they will encourage your heart.

That Which is Shaking You is Shaping You by Missionary Adrian Hendricks

Guarding a Glad Heart by Missionary Gabe Eiben

Where is your Focus? by Missionary Daniel Fetter

Forward March by Missionary Guy Grenade

From the Memo Board: May 2022

Dates to Know

May 1 – March Financial Reports will be due for US Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

May 1 – April Financial Reports will be due for Non-Resident Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

May 30 – The Office will be closed in celebration of Memorial Day.

June 1 – April Financial Reports will be due for US Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

June 1 – May Financial Reports will be due for Non-Resident Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

See the Harvest

WWNTBM has partnered with Ambassador Baptist College to lead a missions trip to the Boston, Massachusetts area this summer for young people ages 15-30. We will be assisting the ministry of WW Missionaries Nick and Lindsey Stelzig. This year, we are focusing on a multi-lingual team ministering in both English and Spanish. We realize that many small churches do not have the resources to provide opportunities for their youth to see missions first hand. If you know of someone who would benefit from this trip, please direct them to our website at seetheharvest.com.

New Babies!

Samuel Ray Smothers was born on April 16, 2022. He weighed 7 pounds 3 ounces and measured 21 inches. Samual is the son of Joel and Noel Smothers. He joins older brother Gabriel. The Smothers are missionaries in Brazil. The Smothers have recently moved to a new location and will be starting a new ministry in the near future. Please pray for them as they begin this endeavor!

Jaxson Levi Conley was born on April 22. He weighed 8 pounds 9 ounces and measured 20 inches. Jaxson is the first child of Garrett and Katlyn Conley. The Conleys are currently in ministry training with a goal of qualifying for a visa to minister in Ireland.

 

Uplift Podcast

The following recordings were recently published on uplift.wwntbm.com. You may access the site by entering the username: wwntbm and the password: gospel. We hope they will encourage your heart.

God With Us by Pastor David Price

Things to Remember in Difficult Times by Markie Bullock

 

From the Memo Board: April 2022

Dates to Know

April 1 – February Financial Reports will be due for US Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

April 1 – March Financial Reports will be due for Non-Resident Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

April 11-14 – The Office will be closed for Family Fellowship Week in Asheboro, NC.

April 18 – The Office will be closed in celebration of the Resurrection.

May 1 – March Financial Reports will be due for US Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

May 1 – April Financial Reports will be due for Non-Resident Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

Tax Filing Information

The deadline this year to file taxes for most taxpayers is Monday, April 18. If you have not yet contacted your tax preparer about filing your taxes, you need to do so as soon as possible. Failure to file on time, even if you are unable to pay on time, can result in additional penalties and interest. All missionaries with WWNTBM are responsible to file their own taxes. If the office can assist in providing paperwork to your preparer on your behalf, please let us know.

Financial Status Report

We will upload a Financial Status Report to your SecureCloud account in coming days, showing figures for the first quarter of 2022. This is meant to show you the financial details that we have on file, such as your support estimate and the average amount of support you received this past quarter. This is information we provide to pastors who may call about your ministry. We ask that all missionaries update their support estimate once every four years, or as their lives and ministries change. Please review this information and contact us if you have any questions.

New Baby!

We are pleased to announce the birth of William David (Davey) Tolley on March 25. He weighed 9 pounds 7 ounces. Davey is the firstborn son of our staff member, Rebekah Tolley, and her husband Brandon. Davey is also the nephew of our staff member, Laura Cmaylo. Pray for the Tolleys as they adjust to having a new little one in their home!

Uplift Podcast

The following recordings were recently published on uplift.wwntbm.com. You may access the site by entering the username: wwntbm and the password: gospel. We hope they will encourage your heart.

Epaphroditus – The First Missions Agency by Pastor David Landers

Paul’s Desire for His Supporting Churches by Pastor David Landers

The Prosperity of the Wicked by Pastor David Landers

 

Planning for the Future

“Be thou diligent to know the state of thy flocks, and look well to thy herds. For riches are not for ever: and doth the crown endure to every generation?” – Proverbs 27:23-24

“For the children ought not to lay up for the parents, but the parents for the children.” – II Corinthians 12:14

Scripture clearly teaches the principle of planning for the future, and making preparations to care for succeeding generations. Missionaries often focus so much attention on getting to the field and the resources needed for ministry, that they forget about this important area. We daily focus on telling others about the brevity of life. As we encourage others to plan for their eternal future, let us not forget to plan for our earthly future.

Practical steps you can take to ensure peace of mind for your family:

1 – Make a Will
    • You and your spouse should have individual wills, which include instructions if you are survived by your spouse, or if you and your spouse both pass at the same time.
    • Decide who will be your executor.
    • Decide who will care for your children.
    • Decide who will receive your belongings.
    • Decide what items will go to specific individuals (wedding rings, family heirlooms, etc.).
    • Decide on amount(s) to give to charity.
    • Decide who will care for pets.
    • Be sure all names in the will are spelled correctly to avoid delays.
    • Do not sign your wills until you are in the presence of a notary public, and two competent witnesses unrelated to you who are not beneficiaries to the will!
2 – Prepare Other Legal Documents
    • Designate Power of Attorney(s) to handle financial matters.
    • Designate Power of Attorney(s) for health matters.
    • Consider having your spouse as a co-signer on all financial accounts.
    • Consider having your spouse as a co-owner on all vehicles and property.
3 – Obtain Life Insurance
    • Consider funds to cover funeral expenses and possible repatriation of remains.
    • Consider the possibility of moving your family home from the field.
    • Consider any one time expenses you wish to fund, such as paying off any outstanding debt.
    • Consider income to help your family into the future.
4 – Consider Funeral Preparations
    • What can you record that will be helpful to loved ones who will need to make difficult decisions during an emotional time?
    • Where do you wish to be buried?
    • Are there specific verses or songs that are special to you?
    • What are significant dates in your life, including your salvation and call to service?
    • Do you have a preference for a tombstone? 
5 – Create a Legacy Drawer
    • This is a single location to store all important documents.
    • Include a list of all financial accounts, with account numbers, contact information for the financial institutions, and passwords to access online details.
    • Include documents such as Birth Certificates, Social Security Cards, Passports, Wedding License, Deeds, Titles, etc.  If originals are in a safety deposit box, include copies and details of how to locate originals.
    • Include copies of tax documents for prior years, as well as the name and contact information for your tax preparer.
    • Include passwords, combinations, usernames, PINs, etc.  Be sure to include information about your online presence such as social media accounts and personal websites.
    • Click here to view Dave Ramsey’s complete article for more details.
6 – Plan for Emergencies
    • Ensure that someone close to you on the field has a way to contact your family, sending pastor, or the mission agency in the event that something happens to both you and your spouse.
    • Keep the contact information for the local Embassy easily accessible.    
    • Review your health insurance coverage on a regular basis: Have you had major life changes? Do you have sufficient coverage for all family members? Do you have policy coverage both in the US and overseas? 
    • Outline an evacuation strategy: How will you pay for it? Where could you go if needed? How could you travel? If you need to evacuate by car, do you know what route(s) to take?  
 
Resources:
 
Recommended Advisors
    • Accountant
    • Investments Advisor
    • Life Insurance Agent
    • Banking Advisor
    • Attorney
Websites 

From the Memo Board: March 2022

Dates to Know

March 1 – January Financial Reports will be due for US Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

March 1 – February Financial Reports will be due for Non-Resident Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

April 1 – February Financial Reports will be due for US Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

April 1 – March Financial Reports will be due for Non-Resident Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

April 11-14 – Family Fellowship Week in Asheboro, NC.

April 18 – The Office will be closed in celebration of the Resurrection.

Staff Update

As many of you are aware, Mrs. Rebekah Tolley is expecting a baby within the next few weeks! If all goes as planned, she will be on maternity leave beginning March 14 through the end of April. We are all excitedly anticipating the arrival of Baby Tolley!

During Rebekah’s absence, Mrs. Hannah Brenneman will be monitoring our Signal Messenger communications. You can continue to send financial requests to the main Signal number, 704-750-9493. Our staff will monitor Rebekah’s email and other communications.

After her maternity leave, Rebekah will be working from home four days per week and will spend one day per week in the office. Congratulations may be sent to [email protected].

Uplift Podcast

The following recordings were recently published on uplift.wwntbm.com. You may access the site by entering the username: wwntbm and the password: gospel. We hope they will encourage your heart.

Paul’s Example in the Ministry by Pastor David Landers

Why Paul Refused to Quit by Pastor Mike Renfrow

Fainting in the Work of the Lord by Pastor David Landers

John Mark – The (Restored) Forgiven Man by Pastor David Landers

 

From the Memo Board: February 2022

Dates to Know

February 1 – 1099 Forms and other tax documentation for the 2021 tax year will be available.

February 1 – January Financial Reports will be due for Non-Resident Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

March 1 – January Financial Reports will be due for US Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

March 1 – February Financial Reports will be due for Non-Resident Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

April 11-14 – Family Fellowship Week in Asheboro, NC

New Excel Templates for Financial Reports

New Excel templates for the year 2022 have been emailed to you and posted on SecureCloud in the Forms and Manuals folder. Please begin using the new templates with your January financial reports. NRA Reports for January are due on February 1, and January reports for US Missionaries will be due on March 1.

Financial Status Report

We have uploaded a Financial Status Report to your SecureCloud account, showing figures for the fourth quarter of 2021. This is meant to show you the financial details that we have on file, such as your support estimate and the average amount of support you received this past quarter. This is the information we provide to pastors who may call about your ministry. We ask that all missionaries update their support estimate once every four years, or as their lives and ministries change. Please review this information and contact us if you have any questions.

Benefits of Financial Reports for US Citizens

The Monthly Financial Report (MFR) for US Citizens is the tool that missionaries can use to become accountable to WWNTBM for their reimbursable expenses, rather than having all funds listed as personal earnings. Over the course of 2021, 72% of those eligible chose to submit MFRs. By doing so, they were able to reduce their 1099 Personal Earnings by a combined average of 23.37%. If you are not currently utilizing MFRs and would like information about how to begin, please contact our office.

IRS Information For the 2022 Tax Season

The IRS has issued several notices about this year’s tax season. Due to Covid and the government closing of many IRS offices, millions of 2020 tax returns are still pending processing. In addition, the added procedures regarding the Advanced Child Tax Credits and the Economic Impact Payments (stimulus checks) are expected to cause unique challenges this year. Click here to read important information from the IRS. We encourage all missionaries who are subject to US Taxes to contact your tax preparer and begin the filing process as soon as possible.

The IRS is issuing two separate letters to taxpayers who received either the Advanced Child Tax Credit or the Third Economic Impact Payment in the year 2022. These letters will be marked as the Advance CTC letter 6419 and the Third Economic Impact Payment letter 6475. In addition, taxpayers who filed on time in 2021 but whose refunds were delayed due to Covid may receive a 1099-INT from the IRS for interest earned on the delayed refund. It is important that you keep these letters and provide them to your tax preparer when filing your taxes for 2021. If these letters come to our office for you, we will provide them to you at the time we provide your other tax documentation.

Please Note: The IRS has already issued a warning that some of the 6419 and 6475 letters sent to tax payers may contain errors! Please be sure to verify the information in the letters against your personal records of Advanced Child Tax Credits or Economic Impact Payments received. Consult your tax preparer for advice if you notice any discrepancies.

Preparing and Filing Taxes for US Missionaries

Please note that, while our Office Staff is familiar with many of the IRS regulations that affect missionaries, we are not authorities on the subject. We will attempt to assist our missionaries in any way possible; however, questions which are beyond the scope of your missions status are best directed to a tax professional.

We will provide you with the following information at the end of January.  Please watch for emails in coming days with details on how this will be distributed. 

      • A copy of your 1099 
      • A year-to-date Summary of the MFR information that you have submitted to the Office.  This can be especially helpful if you have completed Categories 17-22, as many of those categories can affect your personal taxes.  This will show your Personal Earnings Calculations for the year, as well as Housing Allowance information and details of Estimate Taxes we may have submitted for you during the year.  There may also be notices on this document specifically for you and your tax preparer about any situations we are aware that may impact your tax filing.

You should also provide your tax preparer with the following:

      • List of the dates that you were in the US vs. out of the country during the year.  
      • Details of any Housing Expenses, to be used in addition to the Approved Housing Allowance for completing Worksheet 1 of IRS Publication 517.
      • Information on any retirement plans that you may have contributed to during the year, or that you have received a distribution from during the year.
      • Names and Social Security Numbers of all family members.
      • Names and dates of any family births or deaths (children and spouses), as well as whether you were married during the year.
      • US Treasury Department regulations require that if you have any foreign bank accounts, and if the sum total of all of your foreign accounts has ever been $10,000 or more at any time during the year, you should fill out a TD-F90-22.1 Form.  Further information is available on the IRS website at www.irs.gov.
      • You may also need to complete Form 8938, which deals with foreign assets.
      • If you participated in the Healthcare Marketplace, you will need to provide your tax preparer with Form 1095-A.

New Baby

Micah James Fry was born January 16. He weighed 8 pounds 2 ounces and was 21 inches long. Micah is the son of Nathan and Hannah Fry. He joins older sister Grace, who is 3. The Frys are currently on deputation raising support for their videography ministry Lens of the Harvest.

Uplift Podcast

The following recordings were recently published on uplift.wwntbm.com. You may access the site by entering the username: wwntbm and the password: gospel. We hope they will encourage your heart.

God Provides Strength by Pastor David Landers

The Ministry of the Thorn by Pastor David Landers

Exceeding Expectations by Pastor David Landers

Have Not I Sent Thee by Pastor David Landers

 

God’s Intelligent Design

Dr. Raymond Damadian, the inventor of the MRI, created a video sharing proof that the origin of the universe must be from a Divine source. Dr. Damadian speaks of evolution’s fallacies, the certainty of Intelligent Design, and the lack of evidence in evolution.

The video is available in several languages by clicking here.

World Wide missionary Elsa Ramirez translated the video project from English into Spanish. To see the video with the Spanish subtitles, go to the link then click on the Closed Caption (CC) button in the lower right of the screen. You can click here to email Miss Elsa Ramirez about this video.

From the Memo Board: January 2022

Dates to Know

January 1 – November Financial Reports will be due for US Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

January 1 – December Financial Reports will be due for Non-Resident Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

January 7 – Please check your Tax Info Status Report on SecureCloud and contact us by January 7 if any details need to be changed concerning how we will handle your tax paperwork.

January 10 – Missionaries will receive their statements of December Support Received.

January 12 – 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 for US Missionaries, along with any remaining receipts or financial paperwork for 2021. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

February 1 – 1099 Forms and other tax documentation for the 2021 tax year will be available.

February 1 – January Financial Reports will be due for Non-Resident Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

March 1 – January Financial Reports will be due for US Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

March 1 – February Financial Reports will be due for Non-Resident Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

April 11-14 – Family Fellowship Week in Asheboro, NC

SecureCloud Packets

At the end of each month, we scan any mail that has come to the Office and place it in your SecureCloud folder. This would include check stubs for all bills paid by the office, as well as any cards or correspondence from donors. Please be sure to check SecureCloud periodically, especially once you receive the notice that December packets have been uploaded, as many missionaries have received Christmas cards and letters which are available to you there.

January Income Totals

During a typical month, we close the books on the 25th, and any checks received after that date are posted to the following month. Due to receipting requirements, we cannot do this in the month of December. As a result, please be aware that your December support total received in mid-January may be higher than normal, while your January support total may be lower than normal. Please be sure to plan ahead for this!

New Excel Template for US Missionaries

A new Excel template for the year 2022 will be available on February 15. This will give us time to review the need for any possible updates. January financial reports for US Missionaries will be due on March 1. Should you wish to complete your January report before the new template is available, you are welcome to submit it on the 2021 template. However, starting with the February report please be sure to use the new template.

New Mileage Rate

Beginning on January 1st, the IRS mileage rate has increased to $0.585 per mile for business/ministry miles. This change will be reflected in the new Excel template for 2022, which will be available on February 15.

Update on Reva Trenton

We are grateful for the outpouring of love and concern that has been shown for the O’Malleys and Reva Trenton during her recovery from multiple surgeries. Many continue to ask about their welfare. Mrs. Reva is slowly regaining strength and mental clarity. They are in the process of seeking a subacute rehab facility, where she will stay for 8-16 weeks. The O’Malleys will remain with her until she is settled in a facility closer to her home.

Family Fellowship Week

Family Week is fast approaching! We are excited about the new location and format, but most excited about being reunited with those we’ve not seen in several years. The week will begin with dinner on Monday evening, April 11, and will end with the Thursday night service. There will be free time in the afternoons so you and your family can enjoy the facilities or take in local attractions. Attendees are asked to stay for the entire week. Check out will be Friday morning.

If you have not yet contacted us to reserve your spot please do so ASAP. Your final plans regarding attendance need to be communicated to our office by February 1, 2022. Click here to see information about the property. We look forward to seeing you there!

Missionary Flay Allen offering Fireside Chats by Youtube

Brother Flay Allen, Mimi Bonikowsky’s father, is recording fireside chats recalling his past fifty years of missionary service. Mimi’s husband, Andy, is leading the conversations.

If you would like to see the previous episodes, you can find them on Youtube.

Uplift Podcast

The following recordings were recently published on uplift.wwntbm.com. You may access the site by entering the username: wwntbm and the password: gospel. We hope they will encourage your heart.

The Lord’s Knowledge of You by Pastor David Landers

Why Does God Allow Suffering – Part 1 by Pastor Gene Krachenfels

Why Does God Allow Suffering – Part 2 by Pastor Gene Krachenfels

Our Companionship with Jesus Christ by Pastor David Landers

From the Memo Board: December 2021

Dates to Know

December 1 – October Financial Reports will be due for US Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

December 1 – November Financial Reports will be due for Non-Resident Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

December 7 – If you use our processing services to send out your prayer letter via prayerletters.com or MailChimp alone or prayerletters.com and MailChimp together, please submit your letters anytime before 4:00 PM EST, December 7th. This enables us to process and send to prayerletters.com and recipients to receive it by Christmas. Letters received after this date will not be mailed until after Christmas.

December 15 – 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 20-24 – The office will be closed in celebration of Christmas.

January 1 – November Financial Reports will be due for US Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

January 1 – December Financial Reports will be due for Non-Resident Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

January 10 – Missionaries will receive their statements of December Support Received.

January 12 – 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 for US Missionaries, along with any remaining receipts or financial paperwork for 2021. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

February 1 – 1099 Forms and other tax documentation for the 2021 tax year will be available.

April 11-14 – Family Fellowship Week in Asheboro, NC

February 1 – 1099 Forms and other tax documentation for the 2021 tax year will be available.

December Support

Please contact us via Signal by December 15 if you would like funds in your account before Christmas. Final December support distributions will be made on January 12 for all missionaries, regardless of their regular pay date. Contacting us by December 15 will enable us to schedule your funds around bank closings and holiday hours. Should you have an emergency need after December 17, you may contact Naomi Torberson at 704-692-7237.

January Income Totals

During a typical month, we close the books on the 25th, and any checks received after that date are posted to the following month. Due to receipting requirements, we cannot do this in the month of December. As a result, please be aware that your December support total may be higher than normal, while your January support total may be lower than normal. Please be sure to plan ahead for this!

Upcoming Financial Reports for US Missionaries

Please prepare now to ensure that your year-end financial reports are submitted on time. October reports are due December 1, November reports are due January 1, and December reports are due January 15. If it is possible for you to submit reports before the due dates, that would greatly assistant our staff. Please note, it is fine to submit a report without waiting for the Line 1 income figure. We can add that for you as needed. Reports should be submitted to [email protected]. Please be sure to include all receipts for expenses $75 and over at the same time you submit your report so there are no delays in processing. Thank you for your help in these areas.

New Meal Allowance Rates

The US Government issued updated Meal Allowance rates effective October, 2021-September 2022. The standard daily rate within the Continental US has increased from $55 to $59. Please note that if you would like to take advantage of this on your October, November, and December financial reports you should follow instructions on the Mileage tab. You can adjust the report by following the steps listed for utilizing international meal allowance rates. If you have a question, please contact us at [email protected]. These new rates will be included as part of the 2022 Financial Report template, which will be available in mid-February 2022.

 

New Baby

Sophia Bonikowsky was born on December 2. Sophia weighed 7 pounds 4 ounces. Sophia is the second daughter of David and Raquel Bonikowsky. She joins her sister Leire, who is 17 months. The Bonikowskys are missionaries in Spain. Sophia is also the granddaughter of our missionaries Andy and Mimi Bonikowsky, and the great-granddaughter of Al and Helga Bonikowsky.

Uplift Podcast

The following recordings were recently published on uplift.wwntbm.com. You may access the site by entering the username: wwntbm and the password: gospel. We hope they will encourage your heart.

Being Like Christ While Serving The Lord by Pastor David Landers

Psalm 23 by David Landers, Gene Krachenfels, Jeremy Lockhart, and John O’Malley

Psalm 2 by Jeremy Lockhart

Stewardship Principles by Pastor Jim Davidson

Stay Focused by Pastor Chad Estep

From the Memo Board: November 2021

Dates to Know

November 1 – September Financial Reports will be due for US Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

November 1 – October Financial Reports will be due for Non-Resident Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

November 11 – Most US Banks will be closed for Veterans Day.

November 25-26 – The Office will be closed in celebration of Thanksgiving.

December 1 – October Financial Reports will be due for US Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

December 1 – November Financial Reports will be due for Non-Resident Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

December 7 – All prayer letters the Office assists in mailing through prayerletters.com should be submitted to our staff in order for your recipients to get them before Christmas.

December 15 – 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 17 – All prayer letters the Office assists in sending solely through MailChimp should be submitted to our staff in order for your recipients to get them by the end of the year.

December 20-24 – The office will be closed in celebration of Christmas.

January 1 – November Financial Reports will be due for US Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

January 1 – December Financial Reports will be due for Non-Resident Missionaries. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

January 10 – Missionaries will receive their statements of December Support Received.

January 12 – 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 for US Missionaries, along with any remaining receipts or financial paperwork for 2021. This includes FNPO Reports for those with Foreign Non-Profit Organizations.

February 1 – 1099 Forms and other tax documentation for the 2021 tax year will be available.

Family Fellowship Week Returns!

We are excited to announce the return of Family Fellowship Week! This week has always been a highlight for our missions family, and we have missed it these past few years. This year’s meeting will be held April 11-15, 2022, at the Caraway Conference Center in the Asheboro, NC, area. Please make plans to join us! We need your tentative answer, regardless of whether you will come or not, by November 15. If you have not already registered your reply, please click here today. If your plans change, please let us know as soon as possible. Final reservations need to be communicated to the office by February 1, 2022.

This is a time to gather for fellowship and encouragement. Meals, lodging, and child care are provided. Attendees should plan to stay the entire week. There will be preaching and teaching sessions in the morning and evening, with free time in the afternoons. The week provides opportunities to rub shoulders with fellow servants around the world, in all stages of ministry. Please plan to join us.

January Income Totals

During a typical month, we close the books on the 25th, and any checks received after that date are posted to the following month. Due to receipting requirements, we cannot do this in the month of December. As a result, please be aware that your December support total may be higher than normal, while your January support total may be lower than normal. Please be sure to plan ahead for this! In addition, because of these changes, normal pay dates are adjusted. Be sure to check the important dates section above!

Upcoming Financial Reports for US Missionaries

Please prepare now to ensure that your year-end financial reports are submitted on time. October reports are due December 1, November reports are due January 1, and December reports are due January 15. If it is possible for you to submit reports before the due dates, that would greatly assistant our staff. Please note, it is fine to submit a report without waiting for the Line 1 income figure. We can add that for you as needed. Reports should be submitted to [email protected] Please be sure to include all receipts for expenses $75 and over at the same time you submit your report so there are no delays in processing. Thank you for your help in these areas.

New Executive Board Members

We are grateful for the men who sacrificially give of their time and energies to lead the mission agency. We are pleased to announce some recent changes to our Executive Board!

Danny Whetstone was elected as the new Chairman of the Board. Bro. Whetstone became an Executive Board Member in 1976 while pastoring in TN. In 1985 he resigned the pastorate to serve as a missionary in Grenada. Since returning from the field, he has held several positions with WWNTBM, including President and Vice-Chairman of the Board. He and his wife Darleen continue traveling and speaking in missions conferences around the globe. They have four adult children.

Michael West was elected as the new Vice-Chairman of the Board. Bro. West has served on our Executive Board since 1999, and has previously served as the Second Vice-Chairman. He has pastored Memorial Baptist Church in Ocala, FL, since 1982. He and his wife Boone have three adult children.

In addition to the above new officers, the Executive Board also added the following new members.

Frank Camp has been appointed to the Executive Board of WWNTBM. Bro. Camp has served on our Board of Reference since 2010. He has pastored Victory Baptist Church in Darlington, SC, since 2017. Prior to accepting the pastorate in SC, he taught at Ambassador Baptist College for many years, and also previously pastored two churches in NC for twenty-four years. He and his wife Renee have three married daughters and twelve grandchildren, including Christa (and John) Boylston, who served with World Wide for many years in Pohnpei.

David Fulp has been appointed to the Executive Board. Bro. Fulp has served on our Board of Reference since 2017. He pastored for twenty-eight years before moving to Bethel Baptist Church in Rockwell, NC, in 2020. He and his wife Lisa have two married children, including Stephanie (and Tim) Germano, who serve as World Wide missionaries in the Dominican Republic.

John O’Malley has been appointed to the Executive Board. Bro. O’Malley has held many positions with WWNTBM since 1993. Most recently, he was appointed to serve as President in February of 2020, a position he will continue to hold simultaneously to serving on the Executive Board. He and his wife Kim served as missionaries to Grenada, and also pastored in AL prior to coming with World Wide. They have one married son.

Michael Renfrow has been appointed to the Executive Board. Bro. Renfrow has served on our Board of Reference since 2016. He has pastored Trinity Baptist Church in Wilson, NC, since 2014. Prior to pastoring, he served as an evangelist for 21 years. He and his wife Priscilla have two married sons, and two daughters still living at home.

New Babies

Violet Claire Stelzig was born on September 30. She weighed 8 pounds 13 ounces and was 21 inches long. Violet is the daughter of Nick and Lindsey Stelzig. She joins older siblings Gabe (6), Ellie (4), and Lucy (2). The Stelzigs are church planters in Lawrence, MA, in the greater Boston area.

Christy Sue Folkers was born on September 16. She weighed 8 pounds 3 ounces and was 19.5 inches long. Christy is the daughter of Seth and Kaitlin Folkers.  She joins older siblings Atarah (3), and Beniah (20 months). The Folkers are work with a mobile Bible Institute and assist church planters in Cameroon.

 

Daniel Hadad was born on October 17. He is the first born child of Jamil and Karla Hadad, who minister in the Middle East.

Righteous Rides Is Coming To Charlotte

Righteous Rides provides rental vehicles to missionaries.  Their vision is for every international missionary to have access to affordable and stress-free stateside transportation. Their mission is to provide care and cars to missionaries on home assignment…in a manner worthy of God.

Righteous Rides main hub is in St. Louis, Missouri. They also have 10 other hubs located across the U.S. and 150 vans.

To request a vehicle go online to righteousrides.org or learn more by clicking here.

Uplift Podcast

The following recordings were recently published on uplift.wwntbm.com. You may access the site by entering the username: wwntbm and the password: gospel. We hope they will encourage your heart.

A Servant’s Heart by Pastor David Landers

Dealing with Conflicts by John O’Malley

Make Christ your Master by Jeremy Lockhart

How We May Respond in Time of Difficulty by Pastor Gene Krachenfels