"I wouldn’t say that Bentley never helps the poor. It’s just that the tax returns for his ministry in Canada pretty well demonstrate that it is not plausible for Bentley to have given $8 million to the poor through his ministry given all the evangelistic work that he has done. Unless Bentley earned millions in revenue that was passed on to the poor, but never put on the Fresh Fire Ministries books, in which case Canada’s tax authorities would like a word with him."Did Bentley have a part-time job that earned him over $5 million to make up his current $13 million in estimated losses? I don't know, but I have my doubts. So what happened to this $13 million? 1. Bentley is fudging and there was nowhere near this amount of money? [Factchecking...hurts, don't it Todd? :) ] 2. It went to his first wife Shonnah, in the divorce? [I doubt it. But that could explain why Todd's various versions of events are unchallenged by his first wife.] 3. Was he counting the Canadian Fresh Fire Ministries assets--worth perhaps $13 million at one time?-- as his? Naughty, if so, and the term "I had $13 million in the bank," should certainly not be used. Is the old Canadian Fresh Fire Ministries, sitting on a pile of cash? I don't think so. It's now renamed Transform International, and in recent years, according to the returns it has filed with Revenue Canada, seems to have been dialed down quite a bit. But not entirely, according to its 2012 Canadian tax return, the latest available. There's some interesting information here. Transform International, according to its Revenue Canada return, still owns a building or land valued at $1,274,474. Donations were only $200, and it received $18,500 from another charity. The line item "Other amounts not already included in the amounts above" comes to $17,052. However, there is also a line which reads: "All other expenditures not already included in the amounts above (excluding gifts to qualified donees) and the amounts listed are interesting: $ 161,449 Total expenditures (excluding gifts to qualified donees) (Add lines 4860, 4810, and 4920). 4950 $ 180,288 Of the total amount at line 4950: a) How much did the charity spend on charitable programs? 5000 $ 141,721 b) How much did the charity spend on management and administration? 5010 $ 90,271 Total amount of gifts made to all qualified donees. 5050 $ 51,704 Total expenditures (Add lines 4950 and 5050) 5100 $ 231,992 Transform International is listed as giving $1,704 to Transform Central, but that is Todd Bentley's old home church in Abbotsford. What does Transform International do? According to their 2012 return:
Ongoing programs: MISSION TRIPS OVERSEAS New programs: I AM END PROJECT- TO HELP BRING TO AN END SEX TRAFFICKINGThe ministry's website is no longer held by the ministry. The responsible officer is an Elesha Greter. (Related to Ken Greter, I am guessing. Ken Greter is listed as President) Well... It looks like Transform International is being pretty quiet in its work. Where does it get the money to pay out its various expenditures? Their donations are low, so they would need to have a bank account somewhere... But I can confidently guess that there is not $13 million in such an account, should it exist.