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To the Churches & Brethren that Monthly supporting me:

Dear Brethren in Christ,

Good morning! We earnestly pray that this finds you all again in the best of health! Brethren, I'm sorry I was not able to send you in the past months my Monthly Report due to my so many works. I am always thankful for your kind love, support & understanding! Thanks to God for giving me this chance today to send you my February 2007 Report below about the Metro Tuguegarao Church, Minagbag Church, and our Budgeting & Finance.

MONTHLY REPORT:

PREACHER:---------------- Rody C. Gumpad

ADDRESS: ----------------- P.O. Box 075, 3500-Tuguegarao City, Cagayan, Philippines

MONTH:---------     February       YEAR:-- 2007

CHURCH:--------- Metro Tuguegarao Church of Christ

SUNDAY ATTENDANCE

W

1

E

2

E

3

K

4

S

5

Adult & Y.Pple

113

102

125

104

Children

36

42

30

32

Total ATTEN:

149

144

155

138

Collection (P)

P3,683.50

P2,344.25

P4,522.50

P3,721.75

Baptism

  CHURCH:--------- Minagbag Church of Christ

SUNDAY ATTENDANCE

W

1

E

2

E

3

K

4

S

5

Adult & Y.Pple

21

22

39

26

Children

21

30

44

35

Total ATTEN:

42

52

83

61

Collection (P)

P222.00

P261.00

PP716.25

P238.00

Baptism

5

 

A. Breakdown of monthly needs (Minimum rate);

  1. Foods: Family reg. members of 10 X .60=$.6.00 per meal.
    X 3 = $21.00 per day, X 30 days a month-------------- $ 540.00
  2. Preaching Materials/Traveling Exp./Gas/Copy, etc.:------ 400.00
  3. Electric/Water/Cable/Phone/& Other Bills:----------------  210.00
  4. Children's Education/School Expenses/Fees, etc.:--------  200.00
  5. Other house needs/Cooking gas/Oil/Soaps/Etc.etc.:------  200.00
  6. Medical Exp./Drug Maintenance/Hospitalization:--------  200.00
  7. For Guests Expenses/Miscellaneous, etc. -------------- ---  150.00

B. Total monthly needed support: ---------------------------------------------------- $1,900.00

C. Less Monthly support receiving from;

  1. Pleasant Valley Church, New Martinsville, W.V. ---$300.00
  2. Henderson Boulevard Church, Tampa, Florida-----    200.00    
  3. Traders Point Church, Indianapolis, India-----------    200.00
  4. Tillman's Corner Church, Mobile, Ala. ----------------   200.00
  5. Hwy. 62 N.- C.O.C.- Mauriceville, Texas -------------   100.00
  6. Sis. Nancy Myers Tell City, Indiana ------------------  100.00
  7. Bro. David & Jean McKee Nashville, Tn. ----------    100.00
  8. Bro. Maurice & Donna Gaut Mobile, Al.-----------   100.00
  9. Bro. David & Paula Cote Abiline, Texas  -----------   100.00
  10. From the Metro Tuguegarao Church (P500.00) ---- -       25.00

D. Total of support receiving each month:------------------------------------------  $1,425.00

E. Balance Needed each month -------------------------------------------------------   $   475.00

Brethren, I also earlier RECEIVED other funds allocated to some Specific things like for the repair of my Car, Hospital Expenses for my daughter, Video Cam for our TV-shows taping, Mindanao Preaching Travel Expenses, and small amount of "Gifts" or One time gifts! I also recieved Funds (Supports & Benevolence) care of to me for Preachers & Brethren, and for our 5 widows here at metro Church. As usual, we are so thankful to God and to you all Brethren who are trusting me. I will continue to be a good steward of all these gifts & material things that are entrusted in us. Please be assured that we will use every cent allocated for me and my family for the Glory of our heavenly father! We are thanking God for proving our needs and like what the Apostle Paul said we do some things shortages and sometimes more than enough but we are using every penny in building up treasures in heaven and not on this earth which will be destroyed on the judgment Day! Brethren, if ye have any question to the above report please feel free to let me know! We love you all and all of you are also in our fervent prayers! Billlion thanks again for the support ye are giving to us! May God bless more all of you! There are people again outside waiting for me so I will close for now!

Respectfully yours In Christ,
Rody C. Gumpad
P.O. Box 075,
3500 Tuguegarao City, Cagayan Valley,
Philippines

[Editor's Note: See research into typical wages done by Glenn Hamilton. Compare the above to the fact that a doctor or college professor in 2004 typically made $325 per month.]

[Editor's Note: To calculate the exchange rate from Philippine Peso's to U.S. Dollars in February 2007, multiply the Peso amount by 0.0205. Exchange rates change rapidly, but this value is a close approximation for the month. The letter above appears to use a rate of 0.05 for some reason.]