Frequently Asked Questions
How are the Operating Expenses met for CMML each month if 100% of gifts sent to CMML are forwarded to the missionary?
CMML is a ministry of faith and we rely on the Lord to meet the Operating Expenses that are necessary to fund the office and Missionary Guest Home. We are thankful that these funds are provided through the generosity of the Lord’s people as they suggest part or their entire gift be used to help defray Operating Expenses. Funds to meet CMML’s operating expenses each month come from three sources: 1. Gifts from donor’s specifically designated for operating expenses. 2. Funds left to CMML by individuals who designate CMML as a beneficiary in their will or estate. 3. Income from investments.
Can I specifically “designate” a gift to go to an individual missionary?
We appreciate when a donor includes a “suggestion” as to how they would like their gift to be used. Since the Internal Revenue Service requires that the directors of a non-profit organization like CMML have the responsibility for determining how to distribute gifts that are received, a specific “designation” made by a donor cannot be guaranteed. However, a “suggestion” for the use of a gift is most helpful as the directors make these important decisions.