The Good, the Bad, & the Ugly: Foreign Finances and the Local Church

There are a number of discussions related to finances and missions taking place on the Lausanne sites.  Many of these focus on the nature of the financial interactions between outsiders and the local church.  Throughout these conversations, I have been particularly interested in reading the accounts of actual exchanges–the records of specific interactions, and the responses of the various parties involved.

On this page, let’s try and gather some of those experiences.  I will record some of the things I have seen, both positive and negative.  Please feel free to add examples from your own experiences as well.  By having a broader picture of the kinds of things that are happening around the world, we should be better able to make constructive statements about what should be happening around the world.