#GivingTuesday – Need help with 1 project (Parenting Book)
I am honoured to have had ongoing opportunities to speak across Canada and the US for the last 23 years on topics like mental health, media, sexuality, pornography, dating, men, parenting, and others. Thank you so much to the hundreds of people who have supported us both financially and with prayer over the past 20 years. I could never have dreamed up how far this ministry has come since first starting out.
The favourite parts of my job are researching, creating presentations, and then delivering those presentations in order to challenge people to connect their ancient faith with this modern world. I want to encourage my listeners to “enter the danger” on topics that may be difficult to work through. In these confusing times, we need perspectives and intelligent insights into current matters more than ever.
One of my least favourite things I need to do is fundraising. One of the least liked, shared or commented on posts that I put on social media are about fundraising. The hard part with this is that for a non-profit organization like Worlds Apart, fundraising is necessary for our functioning. As a small charity, our funds come in from 3 sources
40% – speaking engagement honorariums
40% – tax receiptable donations/fundraising
20% – sales of books, DVD’s, digital downloads
Presently, there is 1 major project that I can use your help with: About a year ago I brought out a brand new talk for Parents called Parenting: Navigating Everything. I have also been writing a book for parents that will cover all aspects of parenting in this modern culture we live in today. While I am finishing the writing of the parent’s book I have an editor presently starting to edit the completed chapters. Once all the editing is complete we head to typesetting and then printing. My goal is to have the book out in mid-2019. To get this done I could really use your support. This is not a normal book. In the end, it will be about 250,000 words and be more of a handbook for Christian Parents on the following topics:
- Mental Health
- Family Discipleship
- Spiritual Disciplines (Practices)
- Engaging Culture
There are also new areas which are larger foundations of parenting:
- parenting styles
- time and presence
Where we stand presently with this project:
• Research $3000 – funded
• Publishing $1000 – funded
• Editing / Typesetting $9000 – needed
• Graphics $1000 – funded
• Printing books $8000 – needed
Fundraising needs – $17,000
This is not an enormous amount of money but for a small charity like ours, it seems pretty overwhelming. Whether you can give a little or a lot thanks for considering this project.
How to Donate:
To donate online please do this through our link on Canada Helps – click here
Or to donate by mail please make your cheque payable to “Worlds Apart” and address it to:
Worlds Apart, 68 Ashbury Blvd, Ajax, Ontario, L1Z 1M8
If you have any questions please contact me through social media or email me at email@example.com.