Thank you Jonathan, Brian, Frank, Susanne, Hugh, Andy, Margaret, Michael, John, James, Tim, Michelle, Kathleen and Jennifer. Your generosity means that I can tell the world that our Advent Appeal has now raised £330.00 ($499.95); a goodly sum even though we have some way to go to hit our target of £1000 and Christmas is rapidly approaching.
The Saint Laika online Christian community is not only my sole ministry, it is also my only source of income. It is always a struggle paying for the upkeep of the website and Facebook page as well as having to find the money for living expenses. I rely on the donations of a group of friends who donate generously (some of them every month) to keep me afloat. At the moment I make do on about £500 a month. Unfortunately, this is not enough to cover anything more than the basic expenses of living. So, twice a year (June and December) Saint Laika's hosts a special appeal to raise money for the big bills that I can't avoid and the little extras of life such as new clothes in the January sales. Through the Advent appeal I also raise the money to buy my wife's Christmas present and a bit of Christmas cheer.
So please, if you possibly can, help my ministry limp on into another year by sending a monetary gift my way via the PayPal widget below. You do not need a PayPal account to do so.
For those of you who are not easily persuaded to hand over your hard earned cash to an unemployed priest with a tenuous grasp on reality, here is my favourite talking dog video to soften you up.