Every October we turn in a revised and updated budget to Horizons. We want to be completely transparent with all of you about our expenses and budget because we are funded solely by you, our friends, family, and partners in ministry.
Lying lips are an abomination to the Lord, but those who act faithfully are his delight.
For we aim at what is honorable not only in the Lord’s sight but also in the sight of man.
2 Corinthians 8:21
Living Expenses: Monthly Expense
Salary: $3,167 (minimum) to $4,000 (maximum) __3,167__
Social Security & Medicare: (.0765% x Salary) ___242.27_________
Retirement: (IRA, etc.) _______________
Total Living Expenses: __3,409.27______
Ministry Expenses: Monthly Expense
Medical & Dental ___125________
Ministry Auto Mileage ___300_________
Overnight Travel, Meals & Lodging ___270_________
Conferences & Meetings ___50__________
Postage & Printing ___33__________
Ministry Telephone & Internet ___150_________
Ministry Meals & Gifts _______________
Supplies & Materials ___50__________
Total Ministry Expenses (Non-Taxable): _978_______
Administration Fee: __438.72_______
Total Monthly Staff Budget: 4,825.99
As you can see, our actual salary is just over $3400 per month. Many people have asked why this is not the amount we need to raise per month. Why do we have to have so much more as listed below? Being a missionary is much like running our own business, the supplies and benefits usually provided by an employer are part of our cost. You are all our employer in a way, providing for benefits such as Medical, and also ministry iterms, such as postage and Bibles.
By having a detailed budget, we can stay accountable and within our means by checking in and showing you each month where your money is going. As you can also see, we are always hopeful for more, we never want to limit God’s awesome and amazing gifts of grace poured out through all of your generosity. As we gain your financial backing we will be able to pour into the refugee center and national missionaries in Lebanon. With extra funds we will be able to accomplish so much more!
Please continue to pray about your role in our finances. If you cannot give, we are so honored that you continue to pray for us, and would truly appreciate your recommendations to your churches, small groups, friends, coworkers, and anyone else you know of who might be able to make a monthly pledge.