TPE is a full-time ministry: Ways you can help
from Greg West, founder and editor of The Poached Egg:
Since most of you are likely unaware of this, The Poached Egg has been a full-time ministry since February 2011. It had gotten to the point that just about every waking hour I was not at my ‘real job’ was being spent working on and promoting TPE. My wife (and partner in ministry), Brooke and I, both prayerfully felt led that I should quit my job and pursue TPE full-time. This would mean trusting God to sustain us as finances were tight enough on both of our salaries, and this decision essentially cut our income in half. Another factor in making this decision was that we have a special needs child, and it was becoming obvious that one of us would have to move into the role of stay-at-home parent, so my being able to work from home was a way to proverbially kill two birds with one stone.
Having said that, let me say that even though TPE is a full-time ministry, that does not mean it pays a full-time salary. Please believe me now (and hear me later) that we spend a considerable more amount of revenue on TPE than it brings in. I normally don’t solicit donations since TPE does not yet have non-profit status, but if you as an individual, business, or organization should feel led to do so and would like to help sponsor TPE with a onetime or ongoing donation, please contact me at my personal e-mail address at gsw1965(at)yahoo(dot)com.
Now, I know how tough times are financially these days, and that most of you are not going to be able to help us out in that way—but there are many other ways you can take part in helping to support what we do here:
- Pray for TPE and this ministry: Even more than anyone’s financial support—we need and value your prayer support, so if you can, please take a few minutes each day or week to lift us up in prayer.
- Social network sharing: This one is probably just about the easiest and one of the best ways you can help support TPE. Every ‘like’ or share on Facebook or Google +; every ‘retweet’ on Twitter or ‘repin’ on Pinterest; every e-mail share and ‘Hey, you should check out this website…’ to a friend at church, school, or work—all of these methods mean more potential visitors to TPE and are extremely invaluable ways for us in getting more traffic, which is not about TPE being popular, it’s about reaching others with the gospel of Jesus Christ and equipping others to do the same. I encourage you to do any one or any combination of the above each time you visit TPE. If everyone took me up on this, the impact would be huge!
- Do you, like myself and millions of others, shop at Amazon? If you do, regardless of any item you purchase from there (it doesn’t have to be the item you click through from) as long as you have clicked through from TPE, a small commission from that purchase goes to help support TPE—so if you do happen to shop at Amazon, please consider doing so by clicking through from one of our many links on TPE—I would sincerely appreciate it.
These are all ways you can help support TPE, and most of them don’t require you spending more money—only a little bit of your time. Many of you are already doing these things and I wish that I could thank each and every one of you in person for doing so—maybe someday I’ll be able to do that.