The Traveler “… be ye doers of the Word and not hearers only”
RVICS, Inc., 1800 S.E. 4th Street, Smithville, TX 78957 Phone: 800-727-8914 E-mail: [email protected]
The following is a Motto of RVICS founder’s Henry and Margaret Schaeffer: “I am only one person, but I am one. I cannot do everything but I can do something for the Lord; and what I should do and am able to do - by the grace of God – I will do.” The above motto was included in the pamphlet for the 20th Anniversary Celebration of RVICS held at Calvary Bible College in Kansas City, MO in June 1997. To me it sounds like an appropriate motto that perhaps all RVICS members should adopt because each one of us can do something for the Lord. Note that this was included in a pamphlet for the 20th Anniversary Celebration and we are currently progressing through the 40th Anniversary year of RVICS. It has been 20 years since then and counting! To God be the Glory!! Praise Him that He continues to bring in new members which means He continues to touch hearts and encourages couples to join RVICS so the RVICS teams can continue to serve the project locations throughout the USA. I also discovered the poem presented below in the same pamphlet. The writer’s name is anonymous.
“Why Volunteer” Inside This Issue “It’s Not For The Money; It’s Not For Fame;
It’s Not For Only Personal Gain; It’s Just For Love Of Fellow-Man; It’s Just To Lend A Helping Hand; It’s Just To Give A Little Self; That’s Something You Can’t Buy With Wealth. It’s Not For Medals Worn With Pride; It’s For The Feeling Deep Inside; It’s That Reward Deep In Your Heart; It’s That Feeling That You’ve Been A Part Of Helping Others Far And Near; That Makes You Be A Volunteer.” Thank you SO much for your continued service through RVICS! Thank you SO much for your continued prayers for RVICS!! And again to God be the Glory! In His Service,
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Tips for Taxpayers Who Travel for Charity Work Do you travel while doing charity work? Some travel expenses may help lower your taxes if you itemize deductions when you file this year. Here are five tax tips the IRS wants you to know about travel while serving a charity.
“ It is the task of a servant To obey his master. It is the obligation of the master To provide all his servant requires. Therefore, the servant must never live In fear his supply will run out.”
1. You must volunteer to work for a qualified organization. Ask the charity about its tax-exempt status. You can also visit IRS.gov and use the Select Check tool to see if the group is qualified. 2. You may be able to deduct unreimbursed travel expenses you pay while serving as a volunteer. You can’t deduct the value of your time or services. 3. The deduction qualifies only if there is no significant element of personal pleasure, recreation or vacation in the travel. However, the deduction will qualify even if you enjoy the trip. 4. You can deduct your travel expenses if your work is real and substantial throughout the trip. You can’t deduct expenses if you only have n