By Dan Wooding, Founder of the ASSIST News Service
LAKE FOREST, CA (ANS – May 2, 2017) – I am sorry to be the bearer of bad news, but we are at ANS, are facing an unprecedented crisis in that our funds are at the lowest for many years, and unless we get some urgent funding within the next few days, we may have to close down our news service.
We keep our expenses down to a minimum, and none of our writers, including myself, get a regular salary, but we trust the Lord to provide for us via our friends and churches who believe in what we do.
But lately, almost nothing has been coming in, which means that, unless things turn around soon, we will not be able to meet our expenses, which include office rent, insurance, phone and Internet costs, and so that is why I am coming to you with this urgent appeal for help.
I know that so many of you would not wish ANS to close down, as it is one of the only ways you can get information about the dire situation our brothers and sisters are facing. They are pleading with us to continue bringing you this vital news so you can pray for them, and also get behind them in their desperate time of need.
So, what can you do? Well, if you appreciate what we do (and have done for more than 25 years now), I am asking you to prayerfully consider making an urgent and generous donation to ASSIST (tax deductible in the US) to help us continue, and not have to close our doors. But we need you to act quickly.
All you need to do is go to www.assistnews.net and then scroll down the page until you see DONATE TO ASSIST NEWS, and there you can put in the amount you wish to give as a year-end offering. I know that many of you would prefer to make out a check, so please do so to ASSIST, and then mail it to: PO Box 609, Lake Forest, CA 92609, USA. (If you are sending a check, would you mind letting me know by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org, what you are kindly sending, so I can tell my dear wife Norma, our volunteer administrator, that the gifts are coming in.)
I want to thank you in advance for standing with us in this time of crisis, and, by doing so, you will be allowing ANS to continue our Kingdom work. Yours will be a “Gift of Hope.”
Our full name is Aid to Special Saints in Strategic Times, and your gift will be doing just that. You will be aiding these “Special Saints” in what are the most “Strategic Times” many of us can remember.
Blessings from Dan and Norma Wooding www.assistnews.net