If you have benefited from this blog and would like to see it continue, I invite you to help support the work financially.
Many of you have said that I put into words what you’re feeling. That this blog is a place where someone is not afraid to talk about the deep, unspoken questions you wrestle with. I praise God that I can be apart of his work in this way and I hope and pray that through writing many may come to know Him at a deeper, more meaningful level.
One thing you may not be aware of, though, is what I do offline. When I’m not writing.
I’m a teacher, and I love it!
I never expected to be a teacher. I hated school! But I loved young people and wanted to work with them. In being involved in ministry in Los Angeles, I soon realized that if I wanted to work with young people, I needed to be a part of their life at school. That’s when I first thought of the crazy idea of teaching. (God works wonders!)
Soon after my wife and I were married, we were offered a teaching job in Thailand at a small international school. I took it as a way of getting into the field of teaching (we weren’t necessarily ready to begin college).
There are three things I’ve come to love about teaching.
First of all, there’s no greater time of life to influence people for Christ. Why do you think evil empires
gain control through schools? Because the generation that is in their early years of school are easily moldable and influenced. We should be active as Christians to influence them for Christ.
- Secondly, I love teaching because I get to spend all day with people. And I love people.
- Thirdly, at every age there is new level of potential, whether academically or spiritually. I love seeing my students realize that new level of potential and helping them gain confidence in the gifting’s (and perhaps calling) God has given them.
I am currently in the middle of a three-year commitment Victory Christian School (VCS) here in Thailand. We provide a Christian education at an affordable price for missionary families and even a few other families from other countries.
A growing vision God has laid on my heart is to start a school in an intercity that has little to no knowledge
of God being taught in it. Whether here in Thailand or back in America, there is less and less of the knowledge of God and fear of Him being taught in school. No wonder cultures go the way they do.
What might happen to a society if Christians got serious about providing quality education for families who want to give their children a good future, and then used that platform to share the Gospel? I believe we could see revival.
That’s why I love teaching.
And I love writing.
Why am I telling you all this?
At this point, the school board of VCS asks each of us teachers to raise our own support. It helps keep tuition low enough for the missionary families and other low-income families that send their kids to school. The VCS board provides a letter of explanation that we can send out to friends and family, which you can read here.
If you would like to contribute to the work and resources of this blog, I invite you to give monthly tips through Patreon.
1. Tip through Patreon
Patreon is for artists and creators that create content on a regular basis. When you become a Patron, you agree to give me a monthly tip of whatever amount you choose as a way of helping me regularly create content.
To say “Thank you,” I will give you a reward. You will be able to get sneak peek at every blog post and help me make it better by sharing your feedback, you can become apart of the brainstorming and planning for the content of the blog, or, depending on the amount you give each month, you will receive all my eBooks absolutely free.
It really doesn’t matter how much you give through Patreon. $5 goes a long way (That’s just $60 a year!!). And if you want to be sure and not spend any more than $60, you can set maximum limits as well. Learn more by clicking here.
If you would like, instead, to leave a one-time donation to the blog or our work in Thailand (or if you want your monthly gift to be tax-deductible), I invite you to give through IGo via PayPal.
2. Give through IGo
You can give through our mission organization, Institute for Global Opportunities, if you’d like to receive a tax-deductible receipt. That is available either through PayPal by clicking the button below (be sure to note it’s for Asher Witmer Family where it says to give special instructions during the checkout process).
You can also send checks to the following address: Institute for Global Opportunities P.O. Box 116, Ephrata, PA 17522 (*earmark for Asher Witmer Support).
We appreciate any amount you are able to give.
The blog is always available for free and our prayer is that it is upbuilding to the Kingdom of God. If you are unable to support financially, you are still more than welcome to enjoy the resources of the blog. The goal is to serve you, the Body of Jesus Christ.
If you have any further questions, drop me a note below and I’ll get back to you as soon as I can.