Yesterday 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:
980 Birmingham Rd.
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!
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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