Hobbes at Castle Sands has been reading up on OMF International, the missionary organization founded by Hudson Taylor. He says,
[these]people have more faith than those who hold to the so-called “faith teaching”. What requires more faith? To appeal to immature, gullible satellite TV viewers to sow “financial seed” into a ministry? Or to make no appeals for money and to trust God for such provision?
From the OMF Candidate Documents:
Individually and corporately, members depend on God for the provision of all financial needs, and these needs are brought to Him in prayer. No member is authorized to make appeals for finance either on their own behalf or on that of the Fellowship. No announcement of specific financial needs is to be made except in response to a genuine enquiry.
Yep yep yep.