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Good Fortune

 


Dear Marriage Supporter,

It's no secret that working at NOM to defend marriage can be stressful. But what makes it worth it is fighting a just cause and realizing that with the tribulations come many blessings.

One such blessing occurred in the past few days.

One of the challenges in organizing an event like the March for Marriage is that we have to make financial commitments for things like buses before we know how much funds we will have on hand when it comes time to pay for those buses.

This is why I have been stressing out a bit about how we were going to fund all the buses we had committed to assisting. Without those buses, many coming from low-income communities, thousands of people would be left at home and not able to stand up in defense of marriage because we simply don't have the billionaires bankrolling our operation like the proponents of same-sex marriage do.

But over the weekend, there was a tremendous outpouring of grassroots support. We're not out of the woods yet — not by a longshot — but the blessing provided by so many people standing up and digging deep to give generously was tremendously uplifting. The Lord is providing!

Well, it turns out I wasn't the only one whose spirits were buoyed...

Knowing that we have had more requests for buses than ever before — many, many more than I anticipated only a month ago — our generous matching gift donor has increased his matching gift challenge to $100,000!

That means every donation made leading up to the March will continue to be matched dollar-for-dollar, up to $100,000!

So far, we've raised $75,000 and are pushing hard over the next 48 hours to raise the remaining $25,000 we need to take advantage of the full matching gift pledge, and to ensure that we have enough funds to pay for all the buses we need.

Marriage Supporter, what I am asking you to do is to close your eyes for a few seconds and reflect on the moment at hand. Then prayerfully ask yourself, "what more can I do to help?" Take a moment to let the Holy Spirit touch your heart and guide you to an answer according to your circumstances. I am praying that you will be able to make a sacrificial gift that will help us complete the task at hand and subsidize more buses than ever before. If you and all of our marriage supporters will simply pause to pray for guidance, I know that we will be successful.

I'll sponsor a bus full of marriage supporters to come for the March for $2,000.

I'll sponsor half a bus to come to the March for $1,000.

I'll sponsor a quarter of a bus to come for $500.

I'll sponsor three supporters to come to the March for $120.

I'll sponsor one supporter to come to the March for $40.

I'll make a donation of another amount.

Thank you so much for all you do in defense of marriage.

Faithfully,

Brian S Brown

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