Money we receive goes to paying our basic bills (e.g. electricity, phone, internet, etc), emergency things we need (e.g. car or computer repairs), and we also save back money to print tracts and make DVDs to hand out to the lost in our area. Most church buildings and websites never talk about where the money goes, and I want to make sure everyone understands that we're not trying to buy a 65 million dollar jet, we're just trying to pay our bills so we can keep working. If our materials have helped you and your family, and the Lord God has convicted you to help us share the doctrines of the Lord Jesus Christ with others, consider charitably sending us something by mail:
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And if ye lend to them of whom ye hope to receive, what thank have ye? for sinners also lend to sinners, to receive as much again.
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in all our work to provide our materials free as a gift.
And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing... And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
-1 Corinthians 13:2-13
(Read "The Biblical Understanding of Charity" here at creationliberty.com for more details.)
In previous months on this update, I have complained about not being able to get my wife out of work, and I realize that I was whining, and I should just be thankful to the Lord Jesus Christ that I can do this at all, and even though we don't have much, I feel like a king being able to write in ministry for a living. However, just to give some perspective, Lorraine can bring in more in four days of work than I can bring in with a month's worth of donations to our ministry. There's one guy that sends us something every month, and he actually accounts for roughly one-third of our average donations we get, so between this one unnamed man (who knows who he is) and my wife, they are most of the financial backbone of why I can continue to do this full-time. It's because Lorraine has been supporting me so much in this that I feel horrible; I would rather be financially supporting her more than the other way around, but for now, I've been able to maintain paying our main utility bills and repairs through donations, and anything else has to be saved for some maintenance we have to do on the house this spring.
I've only been going full-time for about 10 months now, and because I've released a lot of new teachings that have irritated a lot more people, our donations have slowly started sliding down, which has left me with some concern as to whether I'll have to go back to find a job again. We'll see, but either way, I'll do my best to give praise to the Lord Jesus Christ for the things I don't yet understand.
Many people who listen to and read our material on a regular basis don't see as many articles coming out recently, and I suspect some of them may believe I'm slacking off on producing new teachings. I assure you, this is not the case. The difference is that now that I'm working full-time in this, I'm actually producing books. What I've been working on for the past month is a book on exposing Freemasonry, and I don't know how long it's going to take me to finish, but there will be plenty of well-researched and documented information when I release it, and as usually, whether book or article, I release it for free.
As I've said before, I've been kinda' down because how long I'll spend to write a book, like the one on feminism, only to have almost no one read it, and can't even afford to have it published because I release everything for free. It's very difficult to provide for my family and household when trying to teach the truth because, as we know, people don't want to hear it; they'd rather pay for fiction than fact.
For the time will come when they will not endure sound doctrine; but after their own lusts shall they heap to themselves teachers, having itching ears; And they shall turn away their ears from the truth, and shall be turned unto fables. But watch thou in all things, endure afflictions, do the work of an evangelist, make full proof of thy ministry.
-2 Timothy 4:3-5
Please understand that if I were wealthy, I'd just do this and not even have a donation option. It's not that I want this to happen, but please understand that most of these mainstream shopping malls--I mean, "ministries" pay their people salaries, and Lorraine and I don't get one of those. In addition to this, I make a lot of people angry, so that doesn't help us much either, and so what I'll do is just pray that our needs be met and keep working as faithfully as I can. (And hopefully, this time I won't whine so much. :)
|Donating to our ministry consists of more than just money, because we cannot share the Gospel alone. It takes huge amounts of time for me to research and write articles, work on our website, create podcasts, print out materials, pass-out materials, and numerous other projects we would like to complete, on top of teaching every Sunday at our church, my own personal studies, and having to work jobs to upkeep our home. Like I said, I run almost all this ministry by myself, and I am only one man; I can only do so much. (I would also encourage people to read our FAQ on "I want to volunteer to help this ministry, what can I do?")|
(Example: Pick your favorite topic [dinosaurs, holidays, atheism, etc], find an article on our website relating to that topic, and copy the URL link. Then go to a social media site [Google+, Twitter, Facebook, etc], and search for posts with similar topics. Comment and paste the article link into a response to share the information with others.)
You don't really need to contact us to inquire about a project; we have to borrow images from other people all the time that I use for editing, so if there is any image on our website you think you can improve so we don't run into any copyright problems in the future, send it to us; we'd love to see it. Over the years since I had this support page up, we've had many people write and talk to us about it, telling us they are going to work on things or send us their artwork, but not one person has ever actually sent us anything they've produced, so we're waiting for people to start doing things instead of just talking about doing things.