The Missionary Society has moved into a great new office space in Ashaway, RI, just one block away from our old offices. Previously, we worked out of a home that was purchased several years ago for use as office and meeting space. Last year, we made the decision to enter into a cooperative relationship with the First Hopkinton SDB Church to use some space on their property.
The SDB church has a large Parish House with a complete 2nd floor that was not being utilized. The church agreed to “donate” the use of the space to the Missionary Society. The Society would need to pay their portion of utilities, but would not owe anything for rent, lease, or maintenance of the building and grounds. Over time, this will generate significant cost savings for the Society and keep staff focused on the missionary work without worry of caring for facilities. The initial lease is for a minimum of 30 years.
The Missionary Society spent roughly $39,000 to renovate the 1500+ square foot office space. There is a reception area/office, 2 private offices, a copy/mail room, storage areas, and a large conference room. The Society will have use of the “common” kitchen, bathrooms, and additional meeting space downstairs. The new space is sunny, comfortable, and practical. After the sale of the house formerly used for offices, and the new office renovation expense, the Society expects to net about $135,000 to put back into ministry use.
You can help us reduce our overhead and put more of those funds into missions by donating toward the building expenses for our new office space. Just mark your donation with a designation for “New Offices” and send it to our old mail box at:
Thank you for your continued help in equipping the Society in finding new ways to cooperate in ministry work to disseminate the gospel across US & Canada and the around the world.
We still have some boxes to open and things to put away, but we are up and running in our new office. We need to get our new address sorted out with the post office and a mail box installed. Also, the phones are in the process of being transferred, so you may need to leave a message and we will get back to you back as soon as we can. Thanks for your patience and prayers.
“He is the one you praise; he is your God, who performed for you those great and awesome wonders you saw with your own eyes.” – Deuteronomy 10:21
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~ David Stall, Ast. Treasurer
SDB Missionary Society