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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    Praise God!
    Wow - my Ministry Coordinator just told me we got ANOTHER TEN THOUSAND today!!!! (or, yesterday, counted today)
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Wow - my Ministry Coordinator just told me we got ANOTHER TEN THOUSAND today!!!! (or, yesterday, counted today)
    You've become a TV evangelist!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    You've become a TV evangelist!
    I'm doing it backwards, though -- NOT begging for money, and it comes rolling in.
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    I'm doing it backwards, though -- NOT begging for money, and it comes rolling in.
    Don't go buying a yacht and telling us that God told you to!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    Don't go buying a yacht and telling us that God told you to!
    Laughing.... there was a $10,000 check recently... well, lemme back up.....

    My Ministry Coordinator came into my office and said, "I know you don't like to see these, but I thought this might be an exception". She handed me a very nice card from a member, thanking me and our Church for ministering to her, but letting us know she had sold her home and was moving to Houston.

    I told my MC, "why would I mind seeing this, I don't get it".

    She said, look what's attached --- it was a check for TEN THOUSAND DOLLARS. She was tithing on the profit for the sale of her home.

    Don't know WHY the serial $10,000 amounts.


    (the reason my MC thought this was different is because this person would no longer be with us, and my objection to seeing the amounts of money anybody gives is because I don't want it to 'color' my ministry to them)
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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    I know you will put it to good use, helping others!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sparko View Post
    I know you will put it to good use, helping others!
    Our mission organizations should be happy, because we have an automatic percentage of any income that goes to them --- when we get a bump, they do, too.
    When we get a surplus, yeah, we share that, too.

    Because we send most requests for assistance to a local care organization (the one I'm involved in), we like to make sure we fund them, as well.

    And, you can imagine, in these troubled times, they're REALLY getting hit up for services and assistance.
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cow Poke View Post
    Don't know WHY the serial $10,000 amounts.
    Sounds like the Bank Secrecy Act, or the Currency And Foreign Transactions Reporting Act, which was enacted in 1970. Banks are required by law to report any deposits greater than $10,000.00 to the IRS using Form 8300.
    Last edited by Faber; 06-01-2020 at 06:18 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Faber View Post
    Sounds like the Bank Secrecy Act, or the Currency And Foreign Transactions Reporting Act, which was enacted in 1970. Banks are required by law to report any deposits greater than $10,000.00 to the IRS using Form 8300.
    I'm suspecting it was some of that, yes.
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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    Something I've been thinking about... If churches are allowed to reopen with limited numbers, how does that affect the situation with visitors? Are visitors going to be actively discouraged, or just not allowed? Does this provide an incentive for churches not to reach out to the community?
    "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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