Glenn E. Hamilton
To: Rosalito Nardo
Sent: Friday, March 30, 2007 9:36 AM
Subject: Re: Support
Just because there are many corrupt preachers who receive and seek more
support than necessary does not mean you should be one of them. I note
did not answer my
points that you cannot possibly be spending nearly $200 per month
on the schooling of children aged 5 and 8, nor does it cost $75 per month
for vitamins and milk for said children.
As to your
contention that your work is widespread, if it is too spread out for
your financial ability then cut back. It is clear in your
first letter that there are actually only 3 congregations you work
with. Other preachers handle the other works, so you do not need to spend
money you don't have by traveling there.
point on gospel meetings costing a lot of money is absurd. As you
know, I was a long time preacher in the Philippines (I no longer live
there. I returned to the US more than 6 years ago). To get to the place
of the meeting you can travel by bus, jeepney, and trike. What is the
big expense you have in holding meetings?
I appreciate your
offer to have me come and travel with you, but as I have pointed out,
I no longer live in the Philippines, nor do I have any plans to return.
But in the more than seven years I lived there, I did travel with dozens
of preachers and I know very well the nature of the work. That is the
reason why I know that you are seeking more than you need. I know it is
tempting to look at the big support of all the crooked preachers around
and want to have a piece of that, but that is not godly. Do your own work
for the Lord. There are enough lost souls in your barangay to keep you
occupied for years. Reach the lost and harvest the souls nearby before
Yours in His service,
[Editor's Note: Further response found here.]