I pastor a small church of about 40 people. We do not have the funds to fly an evangelist in for a meeting so we have brought in either local evangelists or evangelists who were already going to be in the area. This has worked out very well for the last 10 years. About a year ago we booked an evangelist (not local) on this understanding. He has a meeting the following week not very far from here. We made it clear when we booked him that all we could afford is a love offering (the last evangelist received 900 for a week, but typically it is about $500). Two weeks before the meeting he sent me a 3 page letter. The first page was requesting a check for $125 for travel expenses. Page two talked about his ministry and how he traveled completely on what the Lord provides through churches. Page 3 explained the proper way of taking a love offering. Needless to say, I was very offended at first and would have canceled the evangelist and brought in one of our local evangelists if not for the fact the meeting was only two weeks away. The meeting starts this Saturday and I have decided to just pay him what he has asked along with a love offering. The question I have for you all is, "Should I talk to him about this or am I upset for nothing. If I should talk to him, Should I deal with it prior to the meeting or after the meetings?