I’m not a financial expert but I would like to believe that our family’s finances are in a much better “place” now compared to six years ago. You see, when my husband and I were still fulltime lay missionaries we had the wrong beliefs about money. We were not able to save much because our missionary allowance back then was just enough for our growing family’s needs, though I must admit there were “lean” days.
Back then, we had no idea that Filipinos like us could invest in mutual funds and stocks, and that it is important to build a strong financial foundation. We were clueless as to what phrases like “build your emergency fund” and “make your money work for you, not you work for money” meant. We didn’t know that you could combine the words “millionaire” and “missionary,” and that becoming a “millionaire missionary” (or a “missionary millionaire”) was a fine and worthy goal.
That’s why we are so grateful to God for the people He has sent our way, the learning events He has allowed us to attend, and the books and articles He has allowed us to read. Slowly but surely, He is helping us improve our family’s finances. (We claim it in Jesus’ name!)
But it doesn’t stop here. I believe God wants all families to experience His abundance and provision, so that more people may be blessed to bless others. So, if you think you need help with your financial situation right now, head on over to Philstar.com, where I share three simple but significant things you can to improve your family’ finances. (I also invite you to the Family and Finance Conference 2016, so go ahead and click here!)