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Fina by Doug Cunningham
There is no doubt that many things have greatly changed in the last 50 years. While many things
at BIMI have changed, one thing has always remained the same; the Finance Department's
commitment to serve the missionaries. Computers and technology
I'm so grateful for Doug
have altered the methods we use, but the fervor of our service is
Cunningham and the whole tax
unchanged. Our commitment at the home office is to make the job
team at BIMI. I'm pretty clue-
of the missionaries as easy as possible by handling as much of their
less when it comes to filing taxes
financial needs as possible.
The Accounts Receivable Department processes several hundred
checks a day. Two full and one part time staff post more than 3 million
dollars to our missionary accounts each month. We receipt donations from an average of 8,000
donors per month. During the course of the year, we receive donations from some 13,000 different
donors. Each donor is given a receipt showing the amount of the gift as well as where the money
BIMI's Accounts Payable Department does much more than pay bills for the Mission. We also pay
many invoices for the missionaries so they don't have to worry about bills getting lost in the mail
or arriving late to their destinations. This takes a great burden off them so they can focus more on
missions and less on finances.
Missionary banking is also administered by our Accounts
Payable Department. Many missionary checking accounts are
set up locally to allow us to manage any problems that may arise.
We also are able to transfer funds by wire to many missionaries.
26 On numerous occasions, Jackie Fuller
has honored our requests for prompt
financial transactions between our BIMI
account and the bank.
Tom and Renee Border—USA/Japanese