MULTIPLY MINISTRY 

Richard and Maggie Oberle

John 6:9-12
 “Here is a boy with five small barley loaves and two small fish, but how far will they go among so many?” Jesus said, “Have the people sit down.” There was plenty of grass in that place, and they sat down (about five thousand men were there).11 Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish. When they had all had enough to eat, he said to his disciples, “Gather the pieces that are left over. Let nothing be wasted.” 

 

Multiply depends on the Spirit's gifts and talents within our body to help raise funds for missionaries. We use every available and willing saint's talents and creativity and watch the Lord multiply them to meet the needs of our missionaries. The funds help support and pay for one-time unexpected expenses, such as unforeseen personal health costs, transportation expenses like new tires, and up to the purchase of or replacement of required missions critical equipment.

One can contribute by volunteering during events, such as ice cream socials, selling breakfast burritos after church, or donate for a bake sale. Donations can also be made in tithes and offerings with the word "Multiply" in the check memo.



This is a new ministry and we are learning as we go, trusting completely in the Lord's guidance.



The funds raised by the Multiply ministry can be thought of as mad money (Missionary Assistance Donations) or like an emergency savings account. We operate under the leadership and supervision of Gary Malkus Jr.



The Multiply ministry will be led by a small, prayerful and reliable group of missions-minded saints. We will have the freedom to manage the funds independent of the church leadership, but always with full disclosure and accountability. By keeping in direct contact with missionaries supported by the church, Multiply will be able to encourage them, pray for them and know about the needs being faced. Multiply is also able to help everyone be more involved in the work of missionaries fulfilling our call to go into all the world and make disciples (Matthew 28:19-20)!



When MULTIPLY gets involved in a missionary's work it is usually to meet a one-time need rather than a monthly financial commitment. The leadership of MULTIPLY will meet monthly to pray about needs that they are aware of, discuss new needs that have come to their attention, and disburse funds to meet the needs they have agreed to. MULTIPLY will raise funds through several events held at the church during the year. As a new ministry we are totally dependent and trusting the Lord for provision, wisdom, and discernment on what ideas to try to raise funds for His glory. We are learning as we go and invite you to be a part of this exciting ministry by answering the call as the Lord leads.