I love being the bearer of good news….and especially GREAT NEWS! I have 3 pieces of really great news to share with you.
 First and foremost we are grateful to God we ended 2017 in the black.
 Second of all, our total for the 2017 World Missions Offering [WMO] was $552,768.04 in undesignated funds. As you know the 2017 World Missions Offering goes to support partnerships, missionaries in need, and the general fund.
 Now for the really GREAT NEWS.
> Of the WMO total, $275,795.91 went to fully fund the remaining budgets/balances of partnership commitments.
> That left $276,972.13 to be split 60/40% between missionaries in need (60%) and the general fund (40%).
> This $166,183.28 (60% amount) combined with $53,495.02 from the general fund allowed us to erase ALL missionary deficits as of December 31, 2017! Praise the Lord!
This GREAT NEWS is a clear reminder of God’s generous blessings and provision. Let us collectively rejoice in the goodness of the Lord. The presence and power of God, along with the obedience giving of our FWB supporters has made all this possible