Bank Accounts for Overseas Staff Activities

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Other bank accounts may exist. The following accounts are the accounts most often used for missionary activities.

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Lutheran Church OPAC-IC Account

  • Treasurer: vacant
  • Purpose of Account: To facilitate reimbursements and expenses payments for OPAC-IC staff, OPAC-IC Committee and OPAC-Administration Office.

Various Expenses

  • Items Paid upon request through "opac-ic_expenses_form" and directly:
    • Retreats (international women's, men's & family retreats): Travel & accommodation
    • Work related accommodation (i.e. guest days) on a Guest House rate base
    • Work related travel after approval by Reimbursement Coordinator
    • Shopping trips for outstations (3 nights’ accommodation (Guest House rate) incl. meals & transport). Travel on Luship Gejamsao 1st class is refundable.
    • Accommodation & travel cost for OPAC-IC members or consultants
    • Orientation expenses: 100% refund of travel costs according to the Orientation plan, 50% refund on accommodation at Guest House rate (exception: 1st stay after arrival at Ampo will be refunded at 100%), Melanesian Institute Orientation Course (100% course fee & travel, 50% accommodation), Melanesian Cultural Orientation Course at Nobonob (100% course fee & travel, 50% accommodation).
    • OPAC-Administration office expenses
    • Guesthouse Coordinator Expenses
    • Volunteer Coordinator Expenses
  • For other concerns, OPAC-IC staff may contact the Reimbursement Coordinator.
  • see Reimbursement Request Forms for this account

Security Expenses

  • Items Paid upon request through "opac-ic_security_form" and directly:
    • Approved private security guards (day and/or night)
    • Expenses during emergency (travel & accommodation)
    • Approved professional guards (direct payment to companies)
    • Approved handheld radios (direct payment to companies)
    • Installation of approved alarm systems
  • For other concerns, OPAC-IC staff may contact the Security Coordinator
  • see Reimbursement Request Forms for this account

Vehicle Scheme Expenses

  • Items Paid upon request through "vehicle_scheme_form" and directly:
    • Quarterly km reimbursements according to current OPAC Vehicle List
    • Vehicle loans according to current OPAC Vehicle Loan Agreement
  • For other concerns, OPAC-IC staff may contact the Reimbursement Coordinator.
  • see Reimbursement Request Forms for this account

Lutheran Overseas Partner Churches Account

  • Treasurer: Mrs Nancy Anderson
  • Purpose of Account: To facilitate LOPC expenses within PNG (all charged back tho Mission Boards)
  • Items Paid:
    • Freight and clearance of all goods that are the responsibility of LOPC (includes personal cargo of missionaries as well as donations from Mission Boards).
    • Expenses paid through ELC-PNG Liaison Office in Port Moresby (work permits, visas, passports). This work is done in conjunction with the Overseas Affairs Office.
    • Emergency travel for LOPC staff (medical trips/evacuation, compassionate leave, etc). Requires authorization of the Mission Boards.
    • Expenses associated with Arrival, Relocation and Going Finish for missionaries, such as:
      • Airline tickets
      • Lodging until missionary is able to move into residence
      • Ground transport
      • Excess baggage costs
      • Cargo shipment (clearance into PNG, shipment within PNG and shipment out)
    • Approved (requires authorization in advance) expenses for travel by members of ELC-PNG to travel overseas, such as:
      • Airline tickets
      • Visa costs
      • Lodging and Ground Transport
    • Any other expenses from LOPC Partners that are pre-approved.
    • Expenses associated with German-speaking/English-speaking Retreats (every other year)
    • Expenses associated with South-South program, e.g. Medical Insurance

Lutheran Church Housing Overseas Personnel (LCHOP)

  • Treasurer: Mrs Cynthia Lies
  • Purpose of Account: To hold rental funds for OPAC house maintenance, repairs, and renovations
  • Items Paid:
    • LCHOP Area Rep Account Reimbursements
    • Housing expenses as necessary
    • Station budgets for approved stations, on receipt of report of previous year’s activities (2006 forward)
    • Outstation power expenses (2006 forward)
    • Telephone installation and bond fees; outstation telephone service differential (2006 forward)
    • Outstation radio expenses (2006 forward)
  • For other concerns, OPAC-IC staff may contact their LCHOP Area Representative.

LCHOP Area Representative Accounts

  • Area Reps:
    • Finschhafen: Mr Willi Ehmig
    • Western Highlands: Rev Uwe Hummel
    • Eastern Highlands: Rev Thomas Hellfritsch
    • Lae: Mr Willi Ehmig
    • Madang: Rev Hans Grauvogl
  • Purpose of Accounts: To pay for OPAC house maintenance, repairs, and renovations in specific areas
  • Items Paid:
    • OPAC house maintenance, repairs, and renovations in accordance with guidelines listed in “ELC-PNG Handbook Book 2: Working with ELC-PNG and OPAC & OPAC-IC”
  • For other concerns, OPAC-IC staff may contact their LCHOP Area Representative.

Bavarian Fund

  • Treasurer: Mr Lothar Stock
  • Purpose of Account: To facilitate reimbursements of Bavarian staff expenses
  • Items Paid:
    • Retreats – German Women’s and Men’s Retreats only (international and family retreats are paid by OPAC) – reimburse Bavarian staff for travel costs and accommodation (one time only payment: K50.00).
    • Medical Costs – all reimbursements for Bavarian staff.
    • German Representative – even if not Bavarian – reimburse telephone, fax, travel costs.
    • Going Finish – domestic (within PNG) expenses only (international expenses – cargo, flights, etc. – are paid by LOPC) – travel from place of service to airport, guest house stay, etc.
  • For other concerns, Bavarian staff may contact the Treasurer.
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