I need your help. I’m terrible at asking for money but after a sleepless night in prayer, I realized that my mistake has been trying to self-finance ministry and trying to do everything myself. Anything worth doing takes a team and I need you to join my team.
1 Corinthians 12:21 ESV
The eye cannot say to the hand, "I have no need of you," nor again the head to the feet, "I have no need of you."
I met with a fellow minister Tuesday morning who said, “You have the poorest church in Cusseta and yet you are collecting an offering to care for the widows of martyrs in Pakistan.” I do have a poor church but they are richer than they know. They are 2 Corinthians 9:8 believers and the Lord is teaching them to prosper. They are fasting to have money to give. That is not the typical American church is it? I want to teach others how to do this.
Twenty-seven years ago I chose to say “yes” to God and minister to the poorest place I knew. I didn’t know that God would shape me through my limitations and that He had chosen to limit me profoundly.
When I launched my current church, I was not eager. I was worn out. But something has changed. I’ve learned to prosper spiritually.
The thing is, I keep encountering my own limitations. This frustrates me. The work is too big for me and I need help.
Any great work requires a team. We weren’t meant to do this alone. I realize that now. My first book, A Greater Reward, is powerful and full of profound insights. But it needs a good editor. I tried to edit it myself after illness sidelined a friend who had agreed to edit it for free. That did not work well, like a lawyer choosing to represent himself has a fool for a client.
I need your help to pay an editor because I cannot do it myself. My book is good but a good editor will make it great.
My second book, The Way of Christ, is currently being written. I have been living the ideas for many years. It is a primer on the Christian life that I want to distribute freely in electronic format so that even the poorest church can have materials to train new members and new believers. I have wrestled with how to produce Christians worthy of Christ almost from the day I received Christ. I’ve found the Way but I need help to bring it to the rest of the Body of Christ.
I have also have The SOAP and Water Project. If I had plenty of writers to write and contribute their work freely, I would still need editors, people to do layout, people to convert words to audio and programmers. Workmen are worthy of their hire. I need help. I need your help.
I need you to help by giving. I just launched a crowdfunding page to fund the work on Patreon. Will you help?