WORLD CHURCH NEWS —
Year-end contributions surpassed the $3.5 million Worldwide Mission Tithes goal set for November and December. We are so grateful for the response of members and friends around the world. In addition, the expressions of generosity by congregations and mission centers have been remarkable and made reaching the $3.5 million-dollar goal possible.
Many testimonies and stories have emerged as these jurisdictions have explored how they can help with the financial challenges facing the church. The following was shared by Steve Pomeroy, financial officer for the Greater Pacific Northwest Mission Center:
“The resolution to send money to the World Church passed without a negative comment or a dissenting vote. It is a true expression of the spirit of unity and oneness that was present at a recent conference.”
We look to 2018 with growing hope. That hope arises from the generosity of so many who passionately support the mission of the church.
Total contributions in 2017 are estimated to be just under $14.7 million and based on this, the Presiding Bishopric will be recommending a 2018 goal of $14.7 million for Worldwide Mission Tithes to the World Church Finance Board in February. We are blessed by the faithfulness and generosity of all those who boldly believe we can make a difference in the world.