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Posted 16 August 2010 - 04:48 PM

I got to stay at a mission one time, and a grandmother brought in her little granddaughter,
the little girl saved her pennies to help the mission out from her heart; after they left, this
guy brought a bag full of pennies to the main dude in charge, but that dude got mad, and
made a rule, no more pennies. What a jurk, I thought as I overheard this nut saying this; was
their any kind of rule like that in the way?
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Posted 16 August 2010 - 05:00 PM

Rule like what? No pennies? No getting mad?

I'm curious, what mission was that and where was it? Do you remember about what year it was?

How mad did your "dude" get? Really mad, yelling, waving his hands, shaking his fist, shouting - that kind of mad?

Or just irritated, like "great - gotta go to the bank now...."

What made you think he was a "nut" for not wanting pennies? Were there other things about his behavior
that were nutty? Or did it just bother you that he didn't want pennies?

I'm just interested, that's all. No biggie.
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Posted 16 August 2010 - 05:09 PM

That dude was mad about having to count them, bank them, his behavior became a shouting and shaking his fist on his disk, a nutty like madness.
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Posted 16 August 2010 - 05:58 PM


They say that there's a perfect chord
That David played and it pleased The Lord.
But, you don't really care for music,
Do you?
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Posted 16 August 2010 - 06:05 PM

:biglaugh: I don't recall a penny-rule in the Way but others may.

Really though - you're right. Money's money. It all spends the same.

Ministers generally prefer money that swishes though, not 'clinks'. The like the green not the brown stuff. Jefferson's - funk the coins. Tall dough, come ooooooon Big Stack !!!!!!

Bringing pennies? -why.....that's just....

non cents.

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Posted 16 August 2010 - 06:13 PM

View Postsocks, on 16 August 2010 - 06:05 PM, said:

Ministers generally prefer money that swishes though, not 'clinks'.
The like the green not the brown stuff. Jefferson's - funk the coins.
Tall dough, come ooooooon Big Stack !!!!!!

Bringing pennies? -why.....that's just....

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Write em on the back of a 50 dollar bill, and send em right on up to the stage!"
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Posted 16 August 2010 - 06:14 PM

I don't remember a penny rule but I do remember Matth3w H@rmon, married to Lauri3 Weirwille, going into a tirade about people who give their ABS in CASH. :realmad:

He complained about having to waste time going to get a money order and paying for said money order to send the ABS to HQ. He called those people selfish and inconsiderate.


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Posted 16 August 2010 - 06:34 PM

View PostBelle, on 16 August 2010 - 07:14 PM, said:

He complained about having to waste time going to get a money order and paying for said money order to send the ABS to HQ.

It was a pain in the @$$. I did it for decades w/o complaining. For a while we would write a check to cover the cash to make it easier. However, TWI didn't like that at all. So we stopped. Which was complete BS too - we had to pay for the cost of the money order out of pocket. Sometimes if there was really low cash amounts we'd leave it for a week or two - usually if under $5.

None of that is the people giving's fault though. He should have directed his anger back at the genuine source of all the BS - the stupid rules surrounding this TWI had implemented. But that's classic Stepford behavior - give the offenders a pass, and come down on the little guy.
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Posted 16 August 2010 - 07:01 PM

When twi asked me to stop giving cash...I did. :evilshades:
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Posted 16 August 2010 - 07:28 PM

View PostGrouchoMarxJr, on 16 August 2010 - 07:01 PM, said:

When twi asked me to stop giving cash...I did. :evilshades:



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Posted 16 August 2010 - 09:06 PM

View PostGrouchoMarxJr, on 16 August 2010 - 08:01 PM, said:

When twi asked me to stop giving cash...I did. :evilshades:


They didn't have to ask me. I just stopped. No checks, either. :dance:
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Posted 16 August 2010 - 11:40 PM

I wonder if VeePee ever considered getting into the mission con?
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 04:46 AM

View Postteachmevp, on 17 August 2010 - 12:40 AM, said:

I wonder if VeePee ever considered getting into the mission con?


Yes. He called it the Word Over the World Ambassadors program.
They say that there's a perfect chord
That David played and it pleased The Lord.
But, you don't really care for music,
Do you?
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 08:22 AM

View Postwaysider, on 17 August 2010 - 05:46 AM, said:

Yes. He called it the Word Over the World Ambassadors program.



He made it turn a profit, too.
He charged people to enter the WOW program,
provided no transportation, provided no support,

and required them to find jobs and housing,
tithe from their income,
and spend days promoting his pfal class.

Each student's tuition was a tidy profit for vpw,
and any student who stayed meant more tithe money.



[Edit:
he provided no support to the WOWs- no housing, no job placement, etc
although local twi'ers may have been tapped to help on their own
time and out of their own pockets-
but he "provided" the tapes for pfal, which was always a net
profit for him.]

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Posted 17 August 2010 - 08:39 AM

It's been so long now that I don't remember.
When we ran classes, did we pay some sort of rental or usage fee for the tapes and charts?
They say that there's a perfect chord
That David played and it pleased The Lord.
But, you don't really care for music,
Do you?
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 10:33 AM

We didn't pay any rental for the charts and tapes during my time (72-86). We did have to sign them out, and had to travel sometimes to pick them up from whatever location the few sets were currently located.

There was an IRS reason for not allowing us to write a check for the cash in ABS. They were afraid someone would claim that amount as a tax deduction. Sometimes I would save the cash for several weeks rather than go get a money order each week. (Yeah, I just reported "no cash" on the blue form- bad bad twig coordinator) When that was questioned by the BC, I began to take the 50 cent Money order fee out of the cash ABS. sigh, no wonder I never had the abundant life while in TWI.

It just seemed silly for me to use my own 50 cents to get a money order for sometimes as little as a $1.50.
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 10:36 AM

Yeah, now it's coming back to me. We used to have to drive to the Limb HQ to pick-up/drop-off.
It was only a 300 mile round trip. Good thing they reimbursed us for gas. HaHaHaHaHaHa!
They say that there's a perfect chord
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But, you don't really care for music,
Do you?
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 01:29 PM

What ingrates.

I remember being told at a TC meeting that we needed to get the ABS into HQ faster because Howard Allen said they were losing interest. It ....ed me off. Instead of being grateful, they were worried about interest.

Ingrates.
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 04:50 PM

There was an IRS reason for not allowing us to write a check for the cash in ABS. They were afraid someone would claim that amount as a tax deduction.

Not altogether unreasonable. For a business. And The Way straddled the fence on that issue for many years.

If it's a simple, friendly and ex officio function of the fellowship leader (as was advertised) there's no need for any of that. If however, income is being collected by formal process for a non-profit business then some form of controls are required by law, some minimal levels of record keeping and accounting for the money being collected, sent and spent.

it would have made much more sense looking back, to have local operations of the non-profit teaching and fellowship franchise to have accounts set up where deposits could be made into accounts and money rendered back into the Way Nash once a month, or at some regular interval, weekly, whatever. That way everyone knows what's going on all the time. I'm not saying it would have been the greatest idea but - hey, if you quack, walk and fly like a duck - be a duck.

It was a business. I'm not saying that's right or that's what everyone who got involved thought it was but rather, that's what was going on with this aspect of it. To treat it as otherwise doesn't make sense. But once treated as such there are issues that have to be dealt with and the "blue forms" method wasn't much of a method.

I once had a whole month or so of ABS that turned up in an envelope, in a branch I had been in, where it had never been mailed in. It created a lot of hassle getting it worked out, and at the time the Finance Dep't. at The Way Nash were extremely helpful and patient working through it. So I don't pretend to say that there's no "good way" to handle any or all of the possible variances and issues that might occur once you go down the road of embracing the business side of
this. But being in the middle and kinda sorta being a business- it doesn't work.

Not to mention that this ABS flow was, in fact,the primary income stream for the Way International for many years. I mean - come on. As an adult lo these many years now, I chuckle at the whole thingie, deal, stuff of it all. And stuff.

But for those who give and claim the IRS tax credit - fine. There's nothing wrong with that. But don't expect the "blessings" of God to roll out the window so huge you're drowned in greenbacks. Ain't gonna happen. You got your reward. Enjoy it.
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Posted 17 August 2010 - 05:04 PM

That's what envelopes with people's names on them are for. All the kids at the church I grew up in got envelopes with their names on them at the beginning of the year so we could give and get it counted towards us.

I never knew how the cash was dealt with in TWI. My first time I brought a dollar in pennies for a "love offering" - it was all I had. I got a couple of strange looks. Looking back I now wonder at the audacity of it all - invite me to something and expect me to pay, but it did serve a purpose of sorts.
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