Monday, April 6, 2009

Feeding the (FaithWriters) 500

On Friday, I posted my FaithWriters testimony. I told you how FaithWriters has blessed my life and how it can bless yours, too. Today, I am posting a letter that was recently sent out to all FaithWriters members regarding the tough economic situation that FaithWriters, along with many other companies, is facing right now. I truly hope it encourages you to prayerfully consider helping to "feed" this company - ministry, really - that feeds thousands and thousands of members every day. Members that have a hunger to learn the craft of writing. Who desire to use their God-given gifts and talents for God's glory. We rely on your donations to keep FaithWriters alive.

Thanks in advance for opening your heart to this opportunity to be a blessing.

Dear FaithWriters friends,

As we are all aware, the world is in the midst of a time of great economic volatility and uncertainty. Over the last twelve months, financial belts have been tightening, and not surprisingly, this has had a severe impact on FaithWriters.

Conversely, membership at FaithWriters has been growing faster than ever before. The incredible value of this site to the Christian community, particularly to writers, is unquestionable, and the rapidly increasing membership is testimony to that. The support, encouragement, information, inspiration and opportunities provided, both at FaithWriters and on the message boards, have spurred many members on in their writing, taking them to new levels of achievement, and providing confidence to use their abilities professionally for God's glory.

So while membership is booming, financial support for FaithWriters has been plummeting. Unless this financial trend is reversed, the consequences for FaithWriters will be extremely serious.

Almost all FaithWriters' services are provided free of charge to all FaithWriters members, with only a few add-on options, such as the Private Messenger. By signing up for one or more of the extra services, or becoming a member of the FaithWriters 500, members help to meet our mounting costs. Although one-off donations are always appreciated, and can be made online at our heart is always to give generously back to our members, and that's where the FaithWriters 500 blesses both ways. Members partnering with FaithWriters in this way receive many benefits, while helping to keep FaithWriters alive for just 33 cents a day.

As serious as the financial situation has been for FaithWriters over the last year, the rapidly declining support over recent months has brought FaithWriters to a critical fork in the road. We would not be wise stewards to sit back and ignore the warning signs.

For that reason, we ask our members to give consideration to the following ways in which they can help to contribute to the financial support of FaithWriters:•Become a FaithWriters 500 member and enjoy many excellent benefits

•Sign up for one or more of the optional add-on services (private messenger, FaithWriters email, EZ Site Builder, etc).

•Sponsor a member in the FaithWriters 500

•Make a one-off donation

With your prayers and financial support, we can keep FaithWriters alive and growing.

God bless you for your continued support and prayers.

God Bless,
Scott Lindsay

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