Whakatane Christian Fellowship began subscribing to Liberty Trust at its inception in 1989 with six memberships for church land, buildings, Bethel House and three missionaries we support, so that they are able to have a home when they return. Since then the Fellowship has been blessed to receive the last of these interest-free mortgages which will take many years off the existing debt. This has Kingdom benefits with finance being freed up long before the expected date releases the giving of our people to be used for the work of the Kingdom!
In fact we have been blessed in many ways in the achievement of the facility of our church home, Liberty Centre – especially through all the voluntary labour and the giving of materials and funds. We have a large modern auditorium seating 600 people and a full range of offices, classrooms and kitchen etc. all on a maximum mortgage of $70,000! God has blessed the obedience of our leaders and the sacrifices involved in following His principles of borrowing. All who have contributed are, in a sense beneficiaries of the financial blessings received through the Trust and of the subsequent Kingdom impact that will result!
We give thanks to God for the courage of those who first had the vision for the ministry of Liberty Trust and for the current administration as well!
Pastor Ian McDonald