Presentation on theme: "Accountability from the third world side to us? It’s our money isn’t it—they should be held accountable to us. (right??) Or Accountability from us to."— Presentation transcript:
Accountability from the third world side to us? It’s our money isn’t it—they should be held accountable to us. (right??) Or Accountability from us to the third world side? They need it and we should provide it! (right??)
We need to be accountable to each other and it is ‘not’ just “Financial Accountability”. Mission partners need to have faith in each other that they are both in this mission for the same reasons. Both sides are playing very different roles, but the end result has to be the same goal. And by the way---it’s not our money anyway---we are only stewards of the money. Our job is to see that the money is used for the intended purpose!
Fr. Tom---”do you want to accept Jesus as your saviour?” Through an interpreter---this prayer time is done before every rural ‘bush’ clinic starts, followed by praise and worship music.
1. Fact finding on available mission opportunities 2. Narrowing the list 3. Exploratory trip to your chosen mission before any commitments are made 4. Making a commitment with your mission partner 5. Renew, revisit and readjust the commitment on both sides. (This list over simplifies the process—each step can take months or years to accomplish)
What type of mission opportunity are you seeking— medical, school, building, other What do we have to offer to a mission opportunity— funding, willing missionaries, mission support, prayer support What types of support are available mission opportunities looking for?
From your fact finding, decide on your mission partnership direction. Basis of decision The opportunity is of high interest with your mission committee Likeliness of committee members and other volunteers to travel to the mission opportunity Ability to raise funds needed to support the mission opportunity Prayer
Observe and assess the needs of the mission opportunity Meet with leaders and workers of the mission opportunity to get their personal viewpoints of the most critical needs Discuss with leaders---find out what they are looking for in a mission partnership
Builds mutual trust and faith in each other Discussions should include talks about accountability to each other Exploratory committee (travel group) needs to meet separately to discuss findings, pray together and make a decision as to whether this opportunity is a good fit as a mission partner
Due diligence has been done---now what?? What is the commitment—financially, spiritually, travel, fund raising? Set limits on financial support---sustainability Better to under promise and over deliver than to over promise and under deliver Travel---regular mission trips build the strength in the partnership—helps build relationships that do not come out of giving money alone Fund raising to meet the needs outlined during the exploratory trip—church appeals, fundraising dinners and events, regular newsletters
What are the expectations from the partner?? Budgets—Monthly/Quarterly at least---simple Record Keeping---accountability Travel-when possible
PROJECTED ACTUAL STAFF DESIGNATIONNAME MONTHLY SALARY MEDICAL CONSULTANT N N RESIDENT DOCTORDR. O.O. OLANIYIN130,000 N NYSC DOCTORDR. OHIMAIN O. CHRISTOPHERN35,000 N60, MATRON/CHIEF OF NURSINGMRS A. AFUWAPEN25,000 N STAFF NURSE 15,000 STAFF NURSE N15,000 N NYSC NURSEOLUYIDE O. OMOWUMI COMMUNITY HEALTH EXT. WORKERAGATHA MICHAELN8,000 N COMMUNITY HEALTH EXT. WORKERGLADYS MAGAYAKIN8,000 N COMMUNITY HEALTH EXT. WORKERDAUDA KEZIAHN8, COMMUNITY HEALTH EXT. WORKERNATHANIEL ALIN8, COMMUNITY HEALTH EXT. WORKER N8,000 NYSC PHARMACIST AMUBIAYA SEMION TUNJIN30,000 N LABORATORY PERSONNELSYLVIA AMOSN12,000 N RECEPTIONISTJOYCE DANBABAN5,000 N RECEPTIONISTCAROLINE EMEKA OBIALON5,000 N CLEANERBILHATU MANASSEHN3,500 N CLEANERGRACE LADANN3,500 N CLEANERMRS HARUNA 3,500 N CLEANERGRACE INUSAN3,500 N COMMUNITY HEALTH EXT. WORKERMRS. M. YOHANA N SECURITY PERSONMUSA DAUDAN4,000 N
OCTOBER 2011 RECEIPTS 622FOLTZ MEDICAL CENTRE CLINIC 72, FOLTZ MEDICAL CENTRE LAB 5, FOLTZ MEDICAL CENTRE CLINIC 64, FOLTZ MEDICAL CENTRE LAB 2, FOLTZ MEDICAL CENTRECLINIC 53, FOLTZ MEDICAL CENTRE LAB 4, FOLTZ MEDICAL CENTRECLINIC 49, FOLTZ MEDICAL CENTRE LAB 2, FOLTZ MEDICAL CENTRECLINIC 2, FOLTZ MEDICAL CENTRE LAB 58, N 250, EXPENDITURE 1263DRUGS 101, IMREST ACCOUNT 5, DRUGS 120, SALARIES 382, TOTAL N609, ============
DISEASE CONDITION Oct 2011 CHILDRENYOUNG AD ADULTTOTAL ANEAMIA ANTENATAL CLINIC APPENDICITIS11 ASSAULT11 ASTHMA11 MALARIA PEPTIC ULCER DISEASE 0 20 RESP TRACT INFECTION ROAD TRAFFIC ACCIDENT ADMITTED CASES MORTALITY TOTAL NO OF PATIENT 541 TOTAL INCOMEN254,780
Grow the faith and trust between partners---how??? Plan regular mission trips with small groups of interested mission minded participants—they want a relationship not just your money! Invite their leaders to visit your church and community –meet you on your turf. Why?? Builds a stronger relationship Who better to speak at a fundraising event Reinforces that you are not just in this to send money—you care! Creates stronger interest in the mission project among your church community and other mission minded people
Have expectations of your partner—accountability Do ‘not’ just send money—require some sort of financial support for what the funds are spent on! Require some record keeping of daily, weekly, monthly activities at the mission—like daily attendance at a school, # of patients seen at a medical facility, school achievement records, records of medical procedures done Accountability (not necessarily financial) builds respect between the two sides. Requiring other info shows that there is a genuine interest in their lives
As the mission project grows, larger commitments may be necessary to keep the project moving forward As the project grows there needs to be an expectation that the partner needs to take on some ownership or financial responsibility---teach self sufficiency As stated above, regular mission trips build relationships, relationships build sustainability, sustainability builds lasting relationships Seeing is believing—believing is seeing!
Things we have done well Regular Mission trips-with medical staff, regular lay people and teenagers Hosting people from Nigeria Fundraising Partnership building Things we have ‘not’ done so well Slow getting the 501C3 status set up Grant writing—just now getting into this