For the last year, I have had a unique opportunity that has enabled me to spend more time with my family which I have enjoyed immensely. This has also allowed me to spend more time working on our site, including a new series of Bible studies yet to be released.
This opportunity has really made me think and pray concerning the future of my family and World Events and the Bible. There is no doubt in my mind, I would love to continue and expand the work we have started on our site.
However, I am not remotely close to the age of retirement.
At this stage of my life, I have many options in my personal career. I could continue and expand my career and build a very nice future and retirement for my family. Unfortunately, this would take away my time and ability to produce material for our site.
My passion and what I feel led to do is serve our Heavenly Father instead. My passion is to continue and expand the work on our site which I feel is more important now than ever considering the state of our world.
I feel I am at a crossroads in life, either I pursue my career or I pursue my passion here at World Events and the Bible. I know looking forward, I cannot do both at the same time, much less expand our work here.
It is for these reasons, after much prayer and consideration that we have decided to accept donations. This is something we never imagined we would do, nor do we take such a serious matter lightly.
If I did not feel led and confident in the work we have accomplished through God, I would not open our site to donations.
The short answer is no, and I will explain why.
We have decided not to become a 501c3 organization. That designation means the government becomes involved and there are certain rules and regulations that must be followed in order to remain 501c3 compliant.
I have no desire to allow any organization or government control my thoughts or speech. The only one who has that control is our Heavenly Father and I intend for it to remain that way.
Anyone can make a donation and we have provided many options for individuals to make that happen.
However, and I want to make it extremely clear, please do not donate if you do not have the means. You can always help through prayer and sharing our content with your family and friends. That also helps, and I know our Father appreciates all of those who spread His Word.
You can donate here.
You will also find a “Donate” link at the top of our site and in the sidebar to serve both mobile and desktop users.
Looking forward, I know our Father’s Word will always find a way, whether it is here or some other place. It always has and it always will.
If you are considering making a donation, take it to our Father in prayer and if you still feel led to, we thank you.
In His Service,
Brandon T. Ward