This is one of the most important letters I have written since BGM began over seven years ago. Since that time, much has happened. God has blessed in ways we never thought possible. He has given great successes and allowed an amazing amount of work to be accomplished in a short amount of time.
We now have four locations where we are working: (1) Galette Chambon in Haiti, (2) Thoman in Haiti, (3) Ganthier in Haiti, and (4) the Mississippi Delta. These locations include three Hope Centers and one Malnutrition Center. At these four locations we have seen:
- Countless gospel presentations
- Endless discipleship activities
- Two churches built
- Tens of thousands of patients treated at two full-time clinics
- Mini-hospital opened for starving children
- Over 140 houses built
- Over 1,000 children educated daily
- Hundreds of jobs and numerous companies created
- Water wells dug
- Thousands of people on mission trips
- 19 full-time missionaries
- Many lives changed
CIRCLE OF HOPE
As we look to the future, we want to make sure we are moving forward in a way that is healthy and productive. To this end, we have established the Circle of Hope. The Circle of Hope consists of people who are committed to giving $100 per month to BGM. Our goal is to have 200 people make this commitment. These funds will be the engine that will propel us forward and enable us to expand both in Haiti and throughout the Mississippi Delta.
As I have said many times, as long as BGM is healthy more people will be discipled, more houses will be built, more patients will be treated, more jobs will be created, more clean water will be made available, and access to healthy food will continue.
In other words, as long as BGM remains healthy, we will continue to focus on our SPHERES:
S – spiritual
P – physical (medical/dental)
H – h2o (clean water)
E – education
R – roofs (housing)
E – economic development (jobs)
S – soil (healthy food)
We are currently a very healthy organization and we want to remain that way. We believe the Circle of Hope will be a key means by which we remain strong and effective.
As you are aware, we take very seriously the responsibility of handling financial resources ethically and properly. Every year, we do what we say we are going to do. We spend the money we are given in the way we have promised to spend it. We spend general budget money in ways that are reasonable and effective.
Our most recent audit revealed that our administrative costs are 9.5%. That’s incredibly low. In addition, we refuse to spend funds in ways that are wrong, unethical, illegal, or ineffective. Our donors trust us to use their gifts wisely and in accordance with our stated mission of sharing the love of Jesus Christ through building sustainable communities.
Currently, we have 8 people committed to the Circle of Hope. My wife and I have joined this group as we have increased our giving $100 per month to become part of this important movement.
I realize not everyone is in a position to give an additional $100 per month to BGM. But I believe there are at least 200 of us who could make that kind of contribution. Would you be willing to help us meet this goal? I cannot overstate the importance of the Circle of Hope on the future of BGM.
As a Circle of Hope member, each year you will be receive (1) a beautiful coffee table book depicting our work in Haiti and the Mississippi Delta, (2) a BGM t-shirt, and (3) an invitation to a special dinner with BGM leadership to hear the latest updates and vision for the future.
HOW TO JOIN
You can join the Circle of Hope in several ways:
- Click HERE to register online to give monthly (Be sure and check the box that says, “MAKE THIS GIFT RECURRING.” You will be directed to the next steps.)
- You can mail a check each month to:But God Ministries
404 Fontaine Place
Ridgeland, MS 39157
If you join through the mail, please let us know that you are joining the Circle of Hope.
Thank you for your support over the years. Thank you for praying for our work in Haiti, our work in the Mississippi Delta, and for considering our new Circle of Hope.
Can’t Wait To See What God Does Next,