Leonidas Held the Line with Just 300
OK, olovier, I’ll admit it. It does appear that the legends may be slightly exaggerated. King Leonidas originally had a force of some 7,000 Greeks to hold the pass against the armies of Xerxes — but Xerxes had over 100,000 men!
When King Leonidas got word that the Persians were outflanking his men, he sent the majority of his forces into a retreat, holding the line with 300 Spartans, 700 Thespians, and 400 Thebans. Against a force more than TEN TIMES that size.
At OnePeterFive, we sometimes feel like we’re re-living our own Battle of Thermoplyae within the Church! Just one rowdy little website standing against the combined global media prowess of a popular pope and his supporters in the press.
To do our job well, we need to stop worrying so much about paying our bills. Despite expenses nearing $20,000/month, we have only $3,000/month in guaranteed revenue from recurring donors. Imagine not being able to budget or plan or know how you were going to pay your bills each month! That’s our reality all the time, and it’s stifling our growth. This month, we’re at just about 50% of our goal with only five days to go, and we’re sweating bullets!
That’s why I’ve begun this campaign to seek out my own Spartan Force. I’m looking for just 400 donors willing to commit to $50/month in recurring gifts so that we can budget and plan and spend a lot less time worrying about fundraising.
You may already be a supporter of our work, and we thank you for it. Nevertheless, currently, we have only 24 donors giving $50 or more each month. We can do better. We just need your help.
olovier, I know your time is valuable, and I’m not going to waste it. I’m asking you once more: please prayerfully consider joining our fight by signing up to be a recurring donor of $50 per month.
If you don’t know how to create a recurring donation, please watch this brief video. (It doesn’t even have sound, so if you’re watching this late at night on your phone, you won’t need to wake anyone up.)
Thank you for your commitment to stay with us in this fight. May God reward you abundantly for your generosity!
Publisher & Executive Director