This ministry began as a way to help members who had a need for short term financial help. Our pastor uses this “discretionary fund” to provide that help.  The fund was very small for many years until, within the last 5 years, our members’ loose change donations each Sunday began to be used to supply the fund. The Pastor’s Discretionary Fund continues to grow. Several thousand dollars are donated to the fund through loose change each Sunday or through direct donations from members each year. Pastor uses the money to provide financial assistance to members as well as families from the community who come to Hosanna seeking help. Each year, much of the money is given out in $20 gas vouchers to 100 families. Each new family who comes in for help meets with the Pastor, and our administrative assistant records their visit. This has become a significant, community outreach for Hosanna.