Financial Principles: The Gold Coast Mission Fund is dedicated to helping our native brethren spread the gospel throughout Ghana and its surrounding countries. Because Ghana is considered a developing nation, there are many financial obstacles on this field of labor. Since there are so many needs and limited resources available for this work, we generally prioritize the money as listed below.
1. Financial support of the native preachers to allow them to focus their time and attention on studying the Word of God, prayer, and sharing the gospel.
2. Resources such as books, essays, bible lessons, audio lessons, etc. are provided to help the brethren in studying and spreading the Word of God.
3. Helping the native churches maintain mission works within the country including: missions, schools, orphanages, and other forms of evangelistic outreach.
The money received into the fund is prayerfully considered before being spent. We feel like it is important for the native brethren to have an opinion on the whereabouts of the money since they are most familiar with the field of labor. We also try to follow financial principles found in God's Word including: a refusal to accrue debt (Proverbs 22:7), preparing for financial difficulties (Proverbs 21:20), seeking godly financial advice (Proverbs 15:22), and keeping financial records.
It is our prayer that the gospel will be advanced throughout West Africa and He will enable us to wisely steward the financial resources for which we have been entrusted. Please pray for God's wisdom and help in carrying out this work.
Tax information: The Gold Coast Mission Fund is in the process of being established as a 501(c) (3) non-profit organization. It is being legally established separate from a local church for the sole purpose of allowing Brother Hicks to maintain oversight of the fund regardless of where the Lord might lead him. Brother Hicks will always subject the fund to the authority of his local church and maintain complete transparency by sending quarterly financial reports to his church and a select group of elders.