Dear Friends of ANS:
How would you like a job where you only saw your supervisor once a year? Well, that’s the situation between myself and my friend and longtime ANS colleague, Michael Ireland, who is a Senior Correspondent for us at ASSIST News Service (www.assistnews.net).
For several years, Michael and I – who have known each other for more than 40 years (we used to work together on the same newspaper in London, England in the 1970s) — have met up only once a year at the annual convention of Christian media at the National Religious Broadcasters. This year’s convention, called Proclaim 17, is just around the corner, slated for Feb.27-March 2, 2017, in Orlando, Florida.
As you may or may not know, none of our writers, including myself, take a wage or a salary from ASSIST, but consider ourselves ‘media missionaries,’ raising our own support in order to cover the expenses incurred during ministry activities, as we report on The Persecuted Church, as well as Christian Missions and Ministries around the World.
Michael would like to attend the next convention in Florida and is asking for help to cover the cost of a room at the convention hotel. He is seeking to raise $1,000 to pay for the room during the event. If you would like to help Michael pay for his hotel accommodation, you can make a Tax-deductible donation by logging on to https://actintl.givingfuel.com/ireland-michael. Instructions on how to give can be found on that page. Artists in Christian Testimony (A.C.T. ) International, who handle Michael’s ministry expenses, will receipt you directly for your contribution. (If clicking on the link above does not work, please copy and paste the link into your browser).
If ten people each donated $100, Michael would then be able to book a room in Orlando. And we, Michael and I, would be able to reconnect once again, as we have at so many NRB Conventions in the past, and a longtime tradition can be continued.
Thank you, in advance, for any consideration you can give to this appeal. I know Michael will appreciate your help.
By the way, here’s a picture taken at a previous NRB Convention with the two us with Brother Andrew – God’s Smuggler.
Founder and Chief Reporter
ASSIST News Service