Please pray for me as I travel and speak at churches, conferences and camps throughout Canada and in to the US. Please keep my struggles with anxiety and sleep issues in your prayers. For a greater list of prayer requests please join our prayer team please click "Home" and enter your email in the "Prayer Team Updates" on the bottom left.
We teach our kids to ask for help when they need it. As we watch our children mature we remind them, “If you ever need anything, just ask”. Yet as adults, when we really need help ourselves, we rarely ask for it. This is certainly true of me in my life. For years people have said to me, “If you ever want to do something but can't afford it, just ask”. There are a variety of reasons why I haven't directly asked for financial support until now, but let me be very clear: Now, I'm asking.
I have been the Director of Worlds Apart since 1997 In fact, in 2005 I left my teaching job to go into full-time ministry. To this day, my passion to see youth connect their ancient faith with a modern world motivates me to find better ways to bridge this gap. As I've already shared publicly on numerous occasions, the past few years have been particualy challenging for me; I suffered a breakdown in March 2012 and have since been dealing with depression, panic attacks and anxiety. While I stopped speaking publicly for a time, in Feb 2013 (after almost a year off) I returned to the stage and continune to struggle with anxiety and lack of sleep on a daily basis.
Presently there are 4 areas that I can use your help with:
1. We are looking for 300 people who will support the work of Worlds Apart at $120 a year. This minimal donation runs at only $10 a month. This does not take away from the giving you do to your church or other organizations.
2. We are looking to buy a new data projector. Costs for this would run around $2000
3. The current laptop and desktop computers I use for speaking are around both 4 and 6 years old. It is need of an update. Cost: $4000
4. I have a new talk on dating called dating.for.life: the questions. I would like to film this talk so that we can get it out to churches and youth groups across Canada and the US. To film, edit, create a trailer, master a DVD and create the graphics the total cost would be around $8500
5. As a Canadian, statistics are very hard to find especially within our Christian community. We currently are running a statistitcs site collecting data on Canadian Christians (http://stats.worldsapart.org/) We are presently polling on the topic of ponography. We would like to start polling on Faith. To add a second poll and to add more functionality for churches to poll their pwn congregation costs are around $1500
I presently have the opportunity to speak across Canada and into the US to tens of thousands of students, parents and leaders each year. I am asking you to consider financially supporting us as we pursue these initiatives.
Donations can be assigned to a specific project or simply directed to our charity for discretionary spending.
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To donate by mail, make cheques payable to Worlds Apart and send them to Worlds Apart. 68 Ashbury Blvd, Ajax, Ontario, L1Z1M8