Z3 Family Rises Up And Turns It Around

turn_aroundYesterday was an amazing turnaround day for Z3 News. My wife and I were in tears, thanking God for the generous support received from our Z3 family.

After working on this site for the past three and a half years, this week we were forced to start discussing whether or not Z3 could continue. I was not ready to give up, but over the years our finances have depleted to the point where we could not see any way to continue.

I believe in freely giving and asking nothing in return. If God is pleased with what we are doing and wants us to continue, He is big enough to pay the bills without me ever having to solicit donations. I simply make it possible for anyone who wants to donate to do so.

So yesterday when I saw the comment from a long-time Z3 supporter telling me he had just made a donation, I replied as follows:

“Thanks Wayne! We rely heavily on donations, but unfortunately have not been receiving hardly any. We are typically only getting about one very small donation per week, not even close to enough to continue doing this. I am not doing this for money, but it takes money to pay bills, including the monthly hosting fees, but also my living expenses because this has been a full time job for me. It has been hard for me to read so many testimonies from people sharing how blessed they have been by this site, yet hardly anyone gives back anything. It is great to know people are getting blessed, but it has reached the point where I don’t know how much longer I can continue. I am doing this completely by faith, but so far have not seen the provision. We don’t have any ads and we don’t sell anything. We are trusting God to make a way, but at the moment it does not look good.”

That was it. I just replied to one comment saying more than I should have because I was at the limit of what I could handle. What happened next was truly amazing. People started donating and encouraging others to donate too. The Z3 family rose up and gave very generously. God moved mightily through His people to bring about a great turn of events!

Maybe people think bloggers don’t need donations to keep going. Or maybe they assume I am some fat cat who doesn’t need any help, but the truth is this site was started by faith and sustained by faith despite our lack of finances. The fear of lack hindered me for most of my life, but when I got into my fifties, I realized my time on this planet was not going to continue forever. I made a decision I would not go to my grave without having done anything for God. I refused to let fear hold me back any longer. So in November 2012, I finally stepped out and did what God put in my heart to do years earlier. That was how Z3news.com was started.

God has blessed this site in many ways. I thank God for each and every person who visits, regardless of whether they come to give or receive. I thank God for the great testimonies shared. I thank God for the community of believers who have connected, and for those who have contributed by writing articles, and many others who have shared their insights in comments, and for all who have supported us with their prayers, and for all who have supported us financially. All who have joined us have freely given what they had, which is just the way we do things here.

I am thankful for so many people who have helped me by sharing their faith, knowledge, wisdom, and prophetic insights. I thank God for Rob Perrett, a man of great faith, who has joined with me as the Z3 website administrator. I thank God for Aaron Brickman, who I met through Rick Wiles of Trunews.com. God has gifted Aaron with the ability to find practical historical patterns, and he has been teaching me. I thank God for Phanuel, who has become a great friend.

Several people have requested a mailing address for sending donations or other correspondence. So today I finally opened a new mailbox. Here is our address:

Z3 News
980 Birmingham Rd.
Ste 501-273
Milton, GA 30004

We like to keep a low profile, so if anyone asks where we are located, please tell them we live in Wyoming and only go to Georgia when we want to check our mailbox. Please make checks payable to Z3 News. As always, anyone who wants to donate online can click the big yellow button in the right column.

I believe what happened today was a prophetic indicator of what God is doing today, turning the tables on lack and bringing about a great deliverance. Passover is coming, a time when God has repeatedly turned things around for His people, parting the Red Sea, reversing Haman’s edict, and raising Jesus from the grave. He is doing the same for us today!

Thank you Z3 family for renewing our strength and helping us to continue!

James Bailey

Author: James Bailey

James Bailey is a blogger, business owner, husband and father of two grown children. In 1982, he surrendered his life to the Lord Jesus Christ. In 2012, he founded Z3news.com to broadcast the message of salvation by reporting end time news before it happens.

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Ed M
Ed M
Member
July 23, 2016 9:16 AM

James,

I believe the “financial” issues are about to transition from “how can we continue” to “where does the Lord want us to allocate the funds”!! You have been a blessing-those he calls, he equips; and provides for. Your “work” is far from over!!!

Kathy Shine
Kathy Shine
Member
April 22, 2016 2:42 PM

Hi James! Your site is such a blessing to me; thank you for your hard work and faithfulness and sharing with the rest of us. I’m mailing a check to address above, should I make out check to Z3 or to James Baily? BTW, you sent me an article several months back on How To Enter The Presence Of God/ Ps. 63. Thank you so much for that! Kathy Shine

Brother Wang
Brother Wang
Member
April 17, 2016 10:18 PM

James, indeed without you writing this post I actually thought you are a rich fellow who only does this site as a pastime. Maybe I got this impression because you mentioned that you invest on the stock market. Anyway help is on the way. Watch for a mail from Houston Texas within 5 to 10 days.
Appreciate your wonderful ministry and God bless!

mike kasten
mike kasten
Member
April 17, 2016 8:21 PM

Hey James, I so appreciate this website with the encouragement, dreams, and financial info. And I do appreciate all that you do in monitoring it and your hours of input. I tell everybody about it. Our prayer group will keep you lifted up. It’s been great to see the outpouring of support.

Louise Humphrey
Louise Humphrey
Member
April 17, 2016 11:47 AM

This website is the only one I check daily. Have sent you a response at the address given.
We all love you, and will support you. .
Louise H.
Colorado Springs, CO

Michele Burdo
Member
April 16, 2016 12:15 PM

Dear James and Z3 Family,
Thank you so much for all the encouragement and online camaraderie. I also assumed too much about you, James, as though all was well. Thank you for your transparent post. I too have given towards Z3. Greetings from North Georgia! It would be super cool to meet the Bailey family some time. Give Mrs. Bailey a hug from me.
~Michele

Ed H
Ed H
Member
April 15, 2016 11:12 PM

Praise report for z3 family. yesterday I donated to z3. Today I took the day off and decided to clean my truck. As I was cleaning out the interior I found some paper work under the front seat. One of the papers was a refund check from my mortgage company from over paid escrow account. I have owned my home for 16 years and have never gotten one of these. It was almost for the same amount as what I had given to z3 yesterday. It gets better the check was dated Jan 18 2016 and was void after april 18 2016. God is awesome

Tony Leung
Tony Leung
Member
April 15, 2016 10:07 PM

James,
I just succeeded to use Paypal to express my appreciation to you! I’m sure you are an end-time Joseph! Keep up your great work!

Bill
Bill
Member
April 15, 2016 9:46 PM

James,

Why did you include an image of an owl with this post, especially with April 19 just a few days away?

paul benson
Member
April 15, 2016 9:32 PM

James;
When I hit PayPal button I get a box requesting your email or phone # to send a gift. Since I have neither this prevents the process from success. Am I the only one running into this, or could others be being hindered in the same way? I’ll try again tomorrow and see what info boxes show up on their page.
Blessings
Paul

Rob Perrett
Admin
April 15, 2016 10:09 PM

Hi Paul, after clicking the donate button, enter the amount in on the left and click update. Then on the bottom right side click where it says “don’t have a paypal account?”. That will open a payment screen where you can fill in your details. I hope that sorts it out for you. Blessings, Rob.

I am hoping to have an updated method online in the next couple of days to help better facilitate the process.

Paul Benson
Member
April 16, 2016 9:56 AM

Rob;
I did get something sent ok. With my Firefox browser and my smart phone the proper Z3News Paypal screen comes up. But with the IE8 browser it always sends me to:

https://www.paypal.com/home

At that splash page the menu above has a SEND feature that opens and asks for the email or phone # of the person you wish to send to. Nothing about Z2news is shown there. I was worried if others with the IE8 browser (or others?) were experiencing same issue it might be a hindrance to the flow of donations, Just thought you would like to know.
Blessings

Rob Perrett
Admin
April 16, 2016 10:32 AM

Paul, I just read up on this quickly and its a somewhat known issue, although I didn’t read anything authoritative on the issue. However, no one should still be using IE8. Microsoft only supports back to IE10 now. IE9 and below are unsupported and don’t receive security updates. I would strongly suggest you to upgrade your browser.

It’s possible that Paypal are blocking IE8, or that IE8 is using weak encryption that Paypal doesn’t support.

Jess
Jess
Member
April 17, 2016 2:07 PM

Rob, I’m using IE 11 and have the same problem with PayPal asking for James’ email address. I’m thinking the problem is somewhere in my IE settings.

It won’t be a problem because when I bring up Z3News in Chrome it opens properly. As soon as I get paid I’ll set up a recurring donation.

Tracy
Tracy
Member
April 17, 2016 2:39 PM

I had no problem when using my iPhone or iPad. It is strange how some devices work fine and others don’t. I wonder if it was set up for mobile devices and not for all devices??

Gary
Gary
Member
April 17, 2016 8:49 AM
Blessings Rob – and thank you for helping to carry some of the load for James as site administrator. Just a clarification from the comments of Paul Morgan, Paul Benson, Jeff and perhaps others above – PayPal does actually asks for the email address and/or phone number of the pay recipient not the sender (at least in the scenario that they have described). I had the same problem that while using a Microsoft Surface tablet (running Windows 10 and MS Edge browser). However, when trying the exact same thing on an iPad (i.e. Clicking on the Donate button) PayPal didn’t ask for this information and I was able to make a donation easily with Z3 as the default recipient. I’m not sure if this is a PayPal thing whereby the user interfaces are different depending on what device, operating system or browser you are using or whether it is something in the way that Z3 has things set up with PayPal. If screen captures would help in describing these two unique scenarios, please send along an e-mail address that will allow attachments and I would be happy to assist any way that I can. As has been suggested and kindly acknowledged by yourself, it would be nice to have a more direct way to pay via credit card rather than having to first go through PayPal. Despite being stated in these comments, it seems to me that Z3 Family members that are not already set up or familiar with PayPal may not think to go through the PayPal option first to find the credit card options embedded within. Also, although likely easier said than done, I agree with the feedback of a few other Z3 members that it would be nice if there were alternatives to PayPal given their recent… Read more »
Jeff
Member
April 17, 2016 11:05 AM

Rob I’ve been trying to donate for a week. I have a Pay Pal acct. It’s a given you have to tell them where to send the money……There are no e-mail addresses listed on this site. There are no snail-mail addresses listed either so I’d like to know how everyone mailed a check.
I sent 2 private e-mails to James requesting help with no reply.

Paul Benson
Member
April 16, 2016 11:35 AM

Rob;
My mistake. I am using Windows 8, but the IE browser does automatically update and is currently at version 11.0.24. So it is not an old version causing to redirect to paypal’s home page. Sorry for the lack of clarity. Might be worth looking into a little further to see if it’s an issue to warn prospective donators about. Have a great day! Thanks for all your efforts.

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