God’s prescription is to work to provide for one’s own needs and to have something to share with others. (Eph.4:28) Central Missions International is one step along the way to helping evangelists to reach that point. It is not wrong for preachers to receive their living from the people they serve. (1 Corinthians 9:13-18) The reality is that congregants in places like Kenya and Haiti cannot support their preachers. They can barely support themselves. Being bi-vocational is the only other choice. Occasionally someone in these situations is fully supported by an outside source like a church in the US, but that is not the norm. One example of how CMI is helping our evangelists to become self-supporting is the field you see. This field now belongs to Brother Anthony Oure, who preaches near Nairobi. Near his family home, the field is about a 12-hour bus ride from where he preaches. He has recently harvested a crop of maize and is now ready to plant this field in beans. May God bless his crop, and may you and God bless CMI so we can continue to help brothers and sisters like Anthony to increase while we decrease.
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