BMW Director’s Report
November 4, 2017
-Matthew’s hours reported are summed up thusly:
-I have preached the need for vacation and I am pleased he listened. He seemed refreshed, even though he cut it short by two days and did some work during vacation.
-He successfully opened a new district named Pabna for the coming year.
-He conducted a staff training in Dhaka this month.
-We have started a new form (see Attachment A) based on Thomas’ job description according to new board guidelines and will begin weekly meetings this week to review his work using it.
-Thomas this last week moved into a new house in Zeeland. He purchased it to become an adult foster care facility to give Gita a home-based income (and built-in company for when he is away). He is renting his Wyoming duplex units.
-Gita was hurt and traumatized when a huge dog chased her.
David Ansari’s report
-We have started a new form (see Attachment B) based on Thomas’ job description according to new board guidelines and will begin weekly meetings to review his work.
My work report
-We have started a new form (see Attachment C) based on my job description according to new board guidelines that I can start using next month.
-50% fundraising, 30% communicating, 5% direct ministry, 15% management.
-Half of my time this month was spent on the dinner which went very well with a lot of help from Dennis and Beth and their helpers
-Last weekend I served as MC for a Bangladesh missionary reunion of about 85 people. It was very emotionally draining and healing at the same time, being 6 years in the making. It was excellent for networking and promoting BMW. It looks like I will get invited to visit California and present BMW there this coming year.
Esther Rapa is a very quiet worker who loves to figure things out. Once she gets it, she hits the bull’s eye. Because of her missions background, she has a good instinct. She doesn’t need lots of guidance.
Upcoming trip to Atlanta
The lady who was coaching me invited me to meet her husband and friends in Atlanta November 15-20 and share BMW. I think she has a meeting of some kind set up for every single day!
My personal health
Ever since the last board meeting I have experienced increasing amounts of discouragement, weakness, depression, doubt. I have had several days of liver pain this month, which is often signals a need of rest and is a sign of spiritual warfare.