July 29, 2022
Do not store up treasures on earth, instead store up for yourselves treasures in heaven.
As you faithfully participate in financial giving you will not be aware of the immense impact and eternal effect that your actions produce. Jesus calls it ‘storing for yourselves treasures in heaven where moth and rust will not destroy.’
The amazing generosity of River of Life is a particularly precious expression of worship in a context of such financial challenge and constraint.
I am thrilled to report that there has been significant updraft in giving in the last months. I am very thankful to everyone for the faithfulness with which people invest of their financial resources in the overall mission of the church.
Here are 7 financial facts I thought you may be interested in :-
- ROL is 100% financed by its local congregations. No external donor funds.
- ROL’s giving has increased in the first 6 months of 2022 from an average of usd36k per month in 2021 to usd49k in 2022. One third up at this stage 🌟
- The 25th Year Anniversary Gift Day yielded USD 45000 on a target of 25k! As a result we are currently upgrading the solar at GP and installing solar at Eastlea BCD, renovations for Youth and meeting areas set to begin, and post-Covid maintenance in full swing.
- ROL gives away 15% of its income each month to church and kingdom advancing initiatives such as Disciple Nations, Michael Project, Christian Counselling Center, Zambezi Holidays, Makomborero, Just Friends and many others. This is having widespread effect into church-planting, church-strengthening, education for most vulnerable, agricultural initiatives, biblical family values, adoption and fostering etc .
- ROL publishes monthly updates on giving and holds an AGM once per year (missed in covid). The ROL PVO which administers the funds of DNa is audited annually.
- a finance committee, accountable to the eldership team, oversees the finances and sets the salaries of the leadership staff.
- we hope to see our monthly giving reach up towards 65k and towards 70k in the coming months and years.
Let us continue to use worldly wealth, amidst inflation and all the difficulties, to store real treasure that can never be taken away.
Much love, blessing and thankfulness,