Our Finance Accountability
Debbie and I run Big Question International Ministries as an independent ministry. As a part of the ministry, we send out newsletters periodically to keep our followers updated on upcoming trips, results of the ministry and any other news associated with Big Question International Ministries.
Because we are independent, we sought and found an agency that was not only very reputable and competent in this area, but also one that makes sure that as much of the donor’s gift as possible reaches its intended target. Central Missionary Clearinghouse (CMC) of Houston, TX, has been serving missionaries around the world since 1974, and is the agency that we asked to provide us with the donor services and financial accountability so crucial to our ministry. Other than the occasional “Love Offerings” that are given to us directly and recorded on our monthly reports, all of our financial gifts are received, receipted, and tracked through them. To go directly to their website you can click on their logo at the bottom of this page.
Each month CMC gathers our personal support, as well as donations designated toward various aspects of our ministry. While they forward our personal support to us at the end of each month, they hold in reserve specific ministry funds that we have set up at the CMC Office. Debbie and I will be sending out newsletters on a regular basis to all donors and prayer warriors about where the funds are being used, trips to be taken in the future and all of the results of each training session. We have all given money and never known what happened to it. Debbie and I, however, strive to provide you with much more personal service and updated information than that.
CMC requires detailed monthly expense reports to be submitted to their offices in Houston to account for literally every penny of the support we receive. This is not only to safeguard their reputation with donors, but also, of course, their accountability to the IRS. Upon the completion and submission of these monthly reports to CMC, Debbie and I will also send a copy of them to each member of our advisory board for review. That advisory board serves as a redundant accountability structure for our ministry.
If you ever have any questions regarding the financial details of our ministry, please do not hesitate to contact us directly, or the office of the Central Missionary Clearinghouse Office at: 800-262-7729; 281-599-7411. You may also contact any member of the BQIM Advisory Board as found on this web site. Click on this logo to go to the web site of CMC.