[This is part of a series that informs supporters of missionaries some things that missionaries won’t tell them.]
The missionary can only use the donated money in their missions account for certain things. All of their ministry expenses, salary, benefits, etc., are taken out of their missions account.
Money in the account does not pass directly through to them.
If you give a missionary a $50,000 gift, that does not mean they get a huge paycheck that month. The overall balance of their ministry account would grow a lot, but the salary they draw from it would stay the same. So don’t worry about giving too large of a gift to a missionary lest they get rich from it!
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