Dear Friends of the Foundation,
I lift up my eyes to the hills—where does my help come from?
My help comes from the Lord, the Maker of heaven and earth (Ps. 121:1-2).
Isn't it wonderful to know that no matter how troubling our circumstances—whether in our mission, our personal lives or in our country—our Lord reigns, and He continues to strengthen and lead His called-out ones to live in hope and faith even in the midst of storm. Though FTE continues to experience serious challenges, there is still much good news:
But to do so, we must receive close to $100,000 by the end of the year. Since we do not know how deep or how long-lasting this current economic downturn will prove to be, it is critical that FTE pay off a $35,000 commercial loan, co-signed by a friend of FTE, and another $6,000 personal loan to FTE. Another $50,000 is required in order to move ahead with the marketing of our books and the operation of our work in the new year. We need the help of our partners—your help—today, if you are in a position to do so.
The great news is that some faithful partners close to our work are discussing a matching challenge program, and we will be in a position to tell you about the amount of a matching pledge in late December. You will receive a year-end update from us within a day or two after Christmas, alerting you to the size of this wonderful opportunity for FTE, an opportunity to secure a viable future to continue our work going forward into 2009. Please be praying about what God would have you give, knowing that for every dollar you contribute, there will be another one to match it.
Everyone sending a gift of $50.00 or more between now and January 15 will receive a copy of How to Be an Intellectually Fulfilled Atheist—Or Not. This dynamite—but short—and attractive volume is our way of saying thank you. In this "year of atheism," with five books that advocate it having made the New York Times Best Sellers list in 2008, you will soon come to appreciate and value the information in this book.
Never has there been a more critical time in our history and our culture for the truths set forth in our books, especially How to Be an Intellectually Fulfilled Atheist—Or Not, Never Before in History: America's Inspired Birth, and The Design of Life. They are powerful tools that offer an alternative vision to our youth, one that counters the progressive secularism that dominates our culture.
Thank you for your faithful partnership.
P. S. Thank you for reading this report and for praying about what you might give.
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