Support for LMC ministries in 2018 has been strong. As December approaches those wanting to make a gift for supporting missional multiplication in LMC are encouraged to do so. With LMC joining Mennonite World Conference, there will be an expectation for financial support from LMC to MWC, which will increase the LMC budget. The connection with MWC will greatly expand global relationships and the already existing significant international connections. With the increase in the number of congregations served and the enlarged geographic footprint, there is some modest pressure to increase staffing. Your end of year gift will help decide how to handle that pressure.