How May I Help Financially?
People ask us point-blank how they may help financially. In 2005 it was clear to me to leave my job, trusting the Lord for daily needs, to give myself full-time to this work of getting out to the whole church in the whole world what Norman Grubb called our “total truth,” boiled down to, in simplicity, Christ formed in us (Gal 4:19), so that Christ is manifested in the world “as” us. That “work” is really a labor of love, something which I love to do and cannot help but to do, and during these past fourteen years the Lord has confirmed us over and over by keeping us going day by day. We trust the Lord for the regular daily needs of living, as well as expenses for the work, wherever it takes us.
The past couple of years we have slowed down our travels for the work. It hasn’t been by design on our part. We go when the Lord says “Go,” and likewise do not go when we aren’t given that Word. We may yet travel extensively again. However, for His own purposes the Lord has kept us at home where there is always plenty to do. One issue that has kept me close to home, is that Janis had major surgery in the fall of 2017, and it took her well over a year to recover, and even today she still says she doesn’t feel normal. I’m glad I was home with no plans when that occurred. This year has seen the return of our second son and his children back to Louisville from Alaska, where they have been living for a while. We had been footloose and fancy free for a while with neither children or our children’s children in town, but that changed along with new responsibilities that came with them.
But we find a way to keep doing what we are doing. I’m always busting at the gut to share what God has given me, so I haven’t slowed down in written output (people complain I write too much). But that seems to be the slot the Lord has me in at this juncture. In a way I feel most at home typing the things of God on my laptop. While sometimes (not often) the words just flow out and I just type and type and type when a big flow comes, writing for me most often is tedious, slow, gut-wrenching, and seems so “earthly” a process when I do it — because it FEELS LIKE strenuous work — that I am surprised often when it is finished, because I say, “Wow, look what the Spirit did!” It is always a miracle to me. While at the moment we are not making any plans for a tour by car, I do remain available for short forays here or there to share as invited.
Much thanks and appreciation to those who have continued to support us financially. Thank you, thank you, thank you! There is never any charge whatsoever to come and share or teach. As we have freely received, so we give freely also. We trust the Lord to supply the necessary funds to live daily, for the vehicles, equipment and supplies we need for the work, as well as funds to travel to any place He sends us, that we might be without cost to those who invite us.
Of course all that does require money, and it is by the hands and pocketbooks of those who love and support us, who are with us in heart and mind and touched by the Spirit to help in this way, that the Lord sends us the necessary funds. It is that simple.
There are two ways to make a contribution: mail a check through the postal service, or online via Paypal. I need to clarify the tax deduction situation. Apostolos is a 501-C non-profit organization, and can issue US tax deductible receipts to anyone who sends to me or others through Apostolos. However, funds sent to me directly do not fall under that category. That includes sending via Paypal or sending a check made out personally to me.
To send a check please do the following:
1. Make check out to Apostolos.
(Apostolos is an organization created in the 1980s to provide funding to independent missionaries, foreign and domestic, who are not supported by other missionary organizations. To find out more information on Apostolos and its work, please contact John Collings via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2. If it is to support my work, on the “For” line, designate “Fred Pruitt.” John has asked me to underline to make checks out to Apostolos and not the intended receiver. The intended receiver goes on the “For” line.
(Undesignated funds go into the Apostolos general fund.)
3. Mail to the following address:
2931 Ridge Rd., Ste101-141
Rockwall, Texas 75032
To contribute instantly online, click the Paypal button below:
(One does not have to be a member of Paypal to use this feature.
Only a bankcard is required, and it is a secure transaction.)