Speaking Up !

SPEAKING UP!

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Dear friends,

Recently someone wrote: “Please give all of us the Gift of Giving — a Christmas message from Raj.  Surely more and more money is not the only way to give Gifts — maybe not even the best way.”

Well, very simply put, the gift that Paul and Susan keep giving, which is the sharing of the Voice for Truth — my voice — has involved “giving their life to the work” without charge, living in faith month in and month out for almost thirty-three years. To them, trust is not just a wonderful concept, it is a daily practice without a backup plan.

No matter what spiritual concepts or principles one might use to justify withholding support from those who give unstintingly, it is unwise and unintelligent. “Give me more, but my being invited to give or the presence of more money may not be the best thing.”

When making the gift, as Paul and Susan do, keeps them constantly at the threshold of an empty Foundation bank account — as is the case right now — and when it is past due on bills, can’t pay back a loan of $3,600 to Paul and Susan for keeping things going when contributions were low, and cannot afford to let Paul cash eleven paychecks because of insufficient funds — not to mention the first-of-the-month expenses — what better way than “more and more money” is there to make the Gift of Giving a more humane experience for those making the gift?

Ungrounded spirituality abandons Love — its core — and this is neither wise nor intelligent. I am speaking up on behalf of humaneness, on behalf of loving one another in ways that meet the need because the need is recognized, not overlooked in favor of platitude or principle that touches not the heart and leaves the one in need discounted, unfulfilled, unloved. Time may be an illusion, but any moment, any instant, is optimal to experience renewal — a new way of being with each other.

There is no need for wealth, but there is a need to be able to meet the obligations with ease for those who make all of this possible. Anyone who reads this message is invited to join in making the gift to everyone through your financial support. And it can be done by clicking the contribution button on the Home Page whenever you like, or by setting up an ongoing monthly contribution for whatever period of time you desire, which you can cancel at any time.

For thirty-three years this work has been a gift, supported by your gifts and those like you. My appreciation, together with Paul’s and Susan’s, constantly goes out to everyone whose hands and hearts [and dollars and cents] extend my love and make it available to all without cost.

Thank you, everyone.

Rajpur
Kingston, Washington
January 1st, 2015

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TO MAKE A SECURE
ONLINE CONTRIBUTION
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CLICK HERE 
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Contributions can also be made through PayPal
and should be directed to paul@nwffacim.org
PayPal is set up to deposit these contributions
directly into the Foundation’s account.
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If you have any reluctance about making online contributions
or would like to set up automatic monthly contributions
please call Paul at
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360-638-0530
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any time between noon and midnight
Pacific Daylight Time
and he will process your contribution directly.
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Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover are accepted.

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FOR YOUR INFORMATION.

We recently upgraded our credit card processing procedures in order to make your online contributions even more secure. If you see that your contribution is “under review,” it simply means that some part of the information you provided was not recognized and your contribution has been set aside for Paul to review and approve manually in order to insure that it is being legitimately charged on your card.
Also, when you enter the amount,
do not place a dollar sign ($) in the box.
Doing so will interfere with the
completion of the transaction.
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Contributions can also be mailed directly to:
NWFFACIM
P.O. Box 1490
Kingston, WA 98346-1490
USA
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