Updated on January 23, 2020
Can You Help?
Just a reminder that there is still time to enter the Unashamed Giveaway! (I will tell you that right now the chances of winning are very high as we’ve only had a couple new people join the financial pledge this past month. So you have good odds!) While I am so grateful for those people, I am still not anywhere close to the goal I had hoped to reach. I know, according to society’s standards, we are “supposed” to keep these posts positive and optimistic, but the truth is, I’m overwhelmed at all that lies before me, and I’m tired of hustling. (Those of you who have done ministry work understand.)
I don’t want to stop. I’m committed to this work for the long-haul. But without an increase in financial support, it may come to the point where I have to look at taking a sabbatical. I hope it doesn’t. I don’t even want to think about that as a possibility. But I also can’t keep up with running an entire ministry on my own, plus a second job, plus my manage my health (which is struggling…more tests are being ordered), plus take care of my family. I’ve cut back in every way I can, but it’s not enough.
So if you believe in the work that I do and if you can help it continue by contributing financially, whatever level you are able to give would help so much as I plan for the 2020 year. I have meetings coming up over the next few weeks to talk about future projects, but I’m bearing in mind my limitations and what I can realistically take on.
I also recognize that the platform of Patreon may feel confusing or foreign to you (it was to me too in the beginning!) But it really is no different than supporting a church, a missionary, or anything else you’re passionate about. You choose a monthly amount that feels do-able for you (or for your church) and you pledge to give that amount on a monthly basis. Patreon is just the platform that is used to make the transaction (and it also gives me the opportunity to connect with you and get to know you better).
It’s hard as a public figure to be this vulnerable, but I feel it is important to be transparent. Nobody can do it all. And it’s hard for you to help if I’m not communicating my needs, right? So this is my opportunity to invite you on the journey with me.
I also realize that not everyone is in a place where they can give financially right now. Please know that I still so appreciate your prayers, your online support and sharing of my work, and the love and encouragement you send my way.
If you have any questions at all about Patreon, or about my work and where I’m hoping to take this in the coming year, please don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Also, if you sign up to give anytime between now and the end of the month, you will be automatically entered into the giveaway drawing. It’s that easy.
TO PLEDGE A MONTHLY FINANCIAL GIFT VISIT: Patreon.com/AmberNCantorna
ONE TIME DONATIONS ARE ALSO HELPFUL AND CAN BE MADE AT: http://ambercantorna.com/donate/
(*Note: One-time donations are not eligible for the giveaway but are greatly appreciated and go towards projects that I am working on for 2020.
I am grateful for each of you as we journey on together.
Be Brave, Live Unashamed,