MW USA just received financial figures from the 2012-13 fiscal year ending July 31, and we have met our budget for the year! The endowment fund is now at $49,183.26.
Yesterday I (Rhoda) met with Rebekah Basinger who has served as a financial consultant for MW USA for the past 10 years. Rebekah has helped MW USA in many ways by envisioning how our funding could include individuals as well as groups, giving training for the Board, and providing guidance when we started our endowment fund. She and I meet several times each year at our “Panera Bread office” in Carlisle, Pa. Thank you Rebekah for the many ways you have guided MW USA with faith and wisdom.
Thanks so much to all who have supported Mennonite Women USA through your prayers and financial generosity. This has been a year of reaching beyond our borders through Sister Care international and a larger number than usual of International Women’s Fund scholarships – as well as ministry for women here in USA. “This is the Lord’s doing and it is marvelous in our eyes.” Psalm 118:23
– Rhoda Keener and Ruth Lapp Guengerich, Co-Directors